Sean Couch: Star guts
Sean Couch is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and computational mathematics, science and engineering. His research field is focusing on 3D Turbulence in Stellar Explosions and 3D Massive Stellar Evolution. Couch’s group at MSU is raising the bar in the study of the supernova mechanism with cutting-edge computational science.View story photosView story videos
Jadel Hughes Davis: Finding out the whys
Jadel Hughes Davis is an Honors College student majoring in chemical engineering. Her love for biology and fashion has her eyeing a career in the personal care industry, perhaps creating new lotions or perfumes. As a female and student of color working in a STEM field, Jadel Hughes Davis also created a website for people to share their experiences and connect with resources.View story photosView story videos
Livestock can uproot protected wildlife from prime real estate
The story of wildlife conservation is usually framed as man vs. treasured wildlife. But there’s growing evidence that the narrative deserves to have leading roles for livestock such as sheep, yaks or cows.View story photos
Spring in their steps
Students jog past a bed of blossoming winter aconite flowers as spring starts to bloom in the MSU Beal Botanical Garden. Photo by Kurt StepnitzView story photos
2016 Philanthropists of the Year
For Craig and Vicki Brown, the seeds of their devotion to MSU blossomed with a proposal on April 19, 1973.
Baseball wins home opener with win over CMU
All nine batters in the MSU baseball lineup got at least one hit to boost the Spartans to an 11-2 win over in-state foe Central Michigan in MSU’s 2017 home opener March 21 at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Mark Auslander named MSU Museum director
Mark Auslander, a sociocultural anthropologist, has been appointed director of the MSU Museum. He will lead one of the earliest established museums in the nation, and the state’s first museum to receive Smithsonian affiliate status.View story photos
Primary care tops list of chosen specialities among medical students during Match Day
It was Match Day, March 17, and 200 medical students, as well as thousands more around the country, were counting down the minutes to when they would be allowed to tear open envelopes and learn what residency program had accepted them.
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranks No. 1 in Big Ten, No. 5 in nation
MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its No. 1 ranking among Big Ten schools for the second year in a row and now holds No. 5 among veterinary schools nationwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education data provider that has rated top universities and their programs across the globe since 2004.
Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn
“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new MSU research suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers.View story photos