There is a growing area of engineering that focuses
on “materials by design:” materials created with
specific characteristics in mind. Often sounding
like products out of science fiction, these materials stretch the limits of the imagination.
A nine-county region of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
has the elements placing it on the leading edge of
the world in this field. Perhaps most importantly,
it is home to the University of Southern Mississippi
which is internationally recognized for its research on high-performance materials. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to shipbuilders who use advanced materials to make the next generation of stealthy warships; and it’s where you’ll find an array of aerospace companies – including those making futuristic robot aircrafts – that are always looking for the latest materials.”
The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state
Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast
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