Websites

Honors College Debate Website

The Honors College Debate Team and Spartan Debate Institute website launched on November 1, 2013. Formerly HTML, the new site was built with the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and is a unique combination of a splash page with a rotating feature along with links to each of the two main site landing pages, "Debate" and "Spartan Debate Institute" (SDI). Each one of the main landing pages also has its own rotating feature with photos of the past winning teams and high school summer programs. The Debate site includes a news feed, upcoming events and blog, along with a photo gallery and a historical archive. The SDI site highlights the various 2-4 week-long camps, the current institute faculty listing, FAQs, and an online application and payment system.


Mechanical Engineering

With an upgraded version of the Drupal Content Management System, the Mechanical Engineering department website has a new design and functionality.  Now with a responsive design theme, the new site can be viewed easily on a wide range of devices - anything from desktop computer monitors to tablets and mobile phones.

The new site homepage has a large rotating feature, news feeds for both general and research-related news items, as well as interchangeable photo banners across the top of the inside landing pages.

Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center

Formerly a small group on the Research Groups website, the Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center launched their full website on August 12, 2013.

As part of the Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, the new site uses the same Drupal content management system as the department site, with similar features such as a rotating slideshow, news and events, and a quick links section on the homepage. The new site also includes an extensive list of publications of the various research papers that led to The Center's latest expansion.


Future Engineers

Future Engineers has a brand new look! Check it out!

Support for Students

The University Scholarships & Fellowships Development Office, who works on behalf of the Graduate Office of the Dean to create fellowships for graduate students, has recently launched their new website, “Support for Students,” on June 6, 2013.

Formerly a combination of HTML and WordPress, DECS built the new site on one user-friendly platform using the Drupal Content Management System.

The homepage has a large accordion slider feature, latest YouTube videos, and “Social Buzz” links to their five social media webpages. The homepage also features their current news, which is set up in a blog-style format allowing visitors to see posted dates, related tags and a place to leave comments. The site also has an extensive resource library and a “frequently asked questions” listing.


Cornerstone & Residential Experience

Cornerstone & Residential Experience (CoRe), formerly known as Engineering Residential Experience (ERE), launched a new website on September 26, 2012. The new homepage has a large photo feature, a Twitter feed, as well as College News and Events feeds. The site also highlights the new CoRe video and has a full media section with past newsletters and links to the YouTube and Flickr Galleries. Check it out!


College of Engineering

The College of Engineering launched a new website on October 6, 2012. The new site features rotating photo banners, news feeds, and videos on the homepage, as well as on the Research landing page. The new site also has social media sharing, mobile QR codes, and a robust faculty and staff directory. Check it out!


BAE - Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering department website was recently converted from a standard HTML site to a Drupal Content Management System (CMS) website, and designed with the MSU branding standards in mind. 

The new site features a rotating slideshow on the home page, as well as sections for news, quick links and two events calendars. One calendar is specifically for BAE department events only, and the other is tied to the College of Engineering calendar, pulling related department events via an RSS feed.  The site is also tied to the Engineering Faculty and Staff directory, which allows the department to add or make changes to the profiles, while updating both the Engineering and BAE department listings at the same time.


National/International Fellowships & Scholarships

DECS worked with the Honors College / NIFS staff to design and build a new site, replacing their former HTML site with Drupal, a content management system. The new site has the current MSU branding standards, a large photo feature from the latest university scholarship recognition dinner, a recent award winners listing, popular FAQs, and news. The home page also highlights upcoming events, which pulls from an extensive list of fellowship and scholarship campus deadlines. This site was launched at the end of October 2011.

The Whitehead Laboratory

The Whitehead Lab website was built to highlight Tim Whitehead's research in functional proteins and development of computational and experimental tools, and their applications. The site features in depth details of the research projects, latest news, lab members, and recent publications.  The site was launched at the beginning of September 2011.