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.

MSU Commencement

The MSU Commencement website has a new look! Now with bold colorful photo banners, stylized menus, rotating feature images, and lots of great commencement photos throughout. It also highlights their webcast archives, commencement speakers, and frequently asked parking and shuttle information. Check it out!

Department of Family Medicine

The Family Medicine website provides information about the training of physicians who give excellent patient care. It features photo galleries, staff and faculty directories, articles about the Fellowship opportunities and Residency Programs, research and much more. The site was launched in December 2011.

Academic Human Resources (AHR)

The MSU Academic Human Resources website was built with the faculty and academic staff in mind. As a resource itself, the left-side menu provides direct links to nine other campus sites with information about teaching bylaws, policies and procedures, leadership development and advancement programs. The main landing page of the AHR site, along with its mission statement, lists related campus news and announcements such as new policies or changes in the academic pay schedule.

The site was developed using a content management system (CMS), called Drupal. This system provides authenticated users access via the Internet, allowing them to easily make changes to the site's content, or to create new content with simple templates and a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) editor.

Web Services

DECS has launched a new website making it easier to manage features of your Engineering account. New features support editing of Spam whitelist and blacklist, activating new EGR NetIDs over the web from anywhere, changing your password and changing your Unix shell. Other features included are: viewing quota usage, controlling the Spam filter and setting email forwarding and email auto responder.


DECS redesigned MSU's ADAPP-ADVANCE website and launched the new version on December 14, 2010. Using the Drupal content management system, the new design emphasizes the wide variety of resources and toolkits available for the four main audiences: Administrators, Faculty, Faculty Excellence Advocates, as well as Faculty & External Advisory Committees.  The new website also features a quarterly e-newsletter that users can easily create and send to their community through email.

MSU Academic Specialists

Using a content management system called Drupal, DECS developed a website for the MSU Academic Specialists group. The new website features current news, events, and resources. Additionaly, there is an extensive section for the Advisory Committee including their history, bylaws, and meeting minutes dating from the time the group officially formed in 2004.

MSU Testing Office Website

A new website for the MSU Testing Office was launched August 4, 2010 by DECS. New features include a rotating photo banner, featured test tips, and many new images throughout. The website was developed with a content management system called Drupal. This system allows the Testing Office staff to easily manage content for their website ensuring that the website remains up-to-date.