Grad student Isaac Osei-Bonsu wins conference award
Isaac Osei-Bonsu won a poster award at the 2017 “Feed the Future” Legume Innovation Lab conference, which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.View story photos
New MSU research shows dramatic irrigation increase
Irrigated agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater globally, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of MSU researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture and showed that irrigation doubled in their study area between 2002 and 2016.
MSU’s Science Gallery Lab Detroit to host science-themed poetry slam
The Michigan State University Science Gallery Lab Detroit will present “The STEAM Engine,” a science-themed invitational poetry slam from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 11.
MSU professor named American Physical Society Fellow
Chris Adami, MSU Professor of physics and astronomy, as well as microbiology and molecular genetics, has been named a 2017 American Physical Society Fellow.View story photos
Examining potatoes’ past could improve spuds of the future
Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands of years. Robin Buell, MSU Foundation Professor of Plant Biology and senior author of the paper, shows potential genetic keys that could ensure the crop will thrive in the future.View story photos
MSU hearing aid technology to eliminate background noise
Mi Zhang, an MSU assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team are working on developing a smart hearing aid device that can enhance the clarity of conversation and remove unwanted sounds in the background.View story photos
Board approves planning for $50M to modernize power plant, campus energy efforts
During a meeting today, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees approved the university to begin planning the next phases of power generation on campus, including new production capacity at the T.B. Simon Power Plant on Service Road.
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
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
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.