MSU scientists work to make biodegradable plastic from sunlight
MSU scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism.View story videos
MSU to host award-winning writer and photographer during Geography Awareness Week
MSU will host Krista Schlyer, an award-winning writer and photographer, during Geography Awareness Week. She will discuss the effects that a U.S.-Mexico border wall would have on the environment.View story photos
Can open and honest scientists win public trust?
Michigan State University researchers wondered whether it would be better for scientists to acknowledge some of their personal or social values up front when reporting on their studies in order to gain trust.View story photos
Two MSU administrators honored with Research Administrator Award
MSU’s research administration offices of Sponsored Programs Administration, Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract and Grant Administration named Lori Bramble, research coordinator of the AgBioResearch Office of Research Support in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Teresa Thomas, research administrator of the Office of Research (Flint Campus) in MSU’s College of Human Medicine, as the recipients of the Research Administrator Spotlight Award this month.View story photos
MSU ranks among elite global universities
MSU is one of the top 100 universities in the world and boasts a variety of elite programs, ranging from plant and animal science, to economics and business, to environmental studies, a new ranking finds.
Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units.View story photos
MSU scientist leads NOAA-funded effort to better predict droughts
An MSU climate scientist is leading a federally funded effort to create a better system for predicting droughts, which cause billions of dollars in direct losses to the U.S. economy every year.View story photos
MSU Abrams Planetarium grant to fund meteorite display
MSU’s Abrams Planetarium will use a grant of nearly $100,000 to build an interactive display in its lobby.
Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populations
We’ve all heard Darwin’s theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it’s ok to not be the best.View story photos
NASA grant funds research on global change, land-use legacies in the Great Lakes Basin
The impact of global change and land-use legacies on fresh water systems in the Great Lakes Basin is the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, grant. MSU hydrogeologist David Hyndman is a co-investigator on the grant.View story photos