Student Activities

Bulldog Bytes

Our Bulldog Bytes outreach program provides internship and volunteer opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The program provides computing education for Mississippi citizens, from K12 to older adults, and through collaboration with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education provides in-service and pre-service teacher professional development.

Bulldog Bytes was established at Mississippi State University in 2013 by Dr. Sarah Lee and CSE alumnus Rian Walker who was a software engineering student at the time. The program was initially funded through the National Center for Women & Information Technology's AspireIT program. Since 2015, Bulldog Bytes has partnered with the National Security Agency's GenCyber program to provide a platform for bringing cybersecurity awareness and skills to students (elementary to high school) and secondary education teachers in Mississippi.

Facilitated through the Mississippi Computing and Cybersecurity Equitable Education Space (MSuCCEEDS) housed in CSE, the project based curriculum introduces students to a diverse set of computing professionals and enables them to learn:

  • cyber security through hands-on independent and team modules,
  • digital forensics with hands on case study projects,
  • coding using robots, and
  • team-based problem solving, design, and implementation.

Learn More About Bulldog Bytes Programs


Students leaders work together to host Major League Hacking (MLH) hackathons on the MSU campus. A hackathon is a sprint-like coding competition. Over the course of 24 hours, you and your team will design and build a new computer-oriented project, such as a web application, mobile application, or a hardware innovation. Near the end of the event, you will show your progress to judges and possibility win some neat prizes.

2020 Winners of Bully Hack

2020 Sponsors of Bully Hack

2017 Winners of Hack State

For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Lee.