As you are aware, the COVID-19 virus is disrupting travel across the world and requires organizations to revise their risk management plans. In order to promote the health of Mississippi residents, USM's administration is doing its due diligence, and has restricted travel of University faculty and staff outside of the state and is discouraging travel by anyone to our campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, Mississippi. In order to comply with these administrative changes and travel restrictions, the NSSL has temporarily suspended its lab activities, including lab tests and product reviews, until May 1, 2020. We will continue planning NSSL product reviews and product testing via teleconferences and web-based meetings. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to resuming work with you when we are able to do so.
National Sport Security Laboratory
The National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL) exposes practitioners and students to a fully outfitted research, training, and operation center with integrated safety and security technologies. The NSSL derives its unique position through its connectivity to each of the university's three main sports facilities. The M.M. Roberts Stadium (football), Reed Green Coliseum (basketball), and Pete Taylor Baseball Park (baseball) serve as extensions of the laboratory. The university applies sport safety and security best practices in an environment uniquely designed to integrate people, processes and technology. Students, practitioners, and solution providers can engage in exploring the problems of today in an effort to solve the problems of tomorrow.
Please contact Christopher.Kinnan@usm.edu for more information about the Lab.