Release the beach buoys!
NSF Graduate Research Fellows named
Bringing science to life
MSU student awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Lazarius Miller: A Mission to be Myself
Using evolution to trap HIV
World-renowned scientists to study plant resilience in new MSU research institute
Current estimates indicate that agricultural production must nearly double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population. Add the impacts of climate change and the scarcity of land and water, and you have one of the greatest challenges facing the world community today.View story photosView story videos
MSU researchers honored for outstanding Genetics article
A team of Michigan State University researchers has been honored for having one of the top three articles published in the journal Genetics in 2015.
MSU engineering students share creativity at Design Day
This year’s MSU College of Engineering’s Design Day will feature potentially life-changing projects, ranging from a device installed in a baby’s crib that could reduce the incidence of SIDS to technology to help improve a person’s walking balance.
MSU assistant professor receives $500,000 NSF CAREER Award
Wei Lai, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science in the MSU College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.View story photos
Beach buoys deployed to detect water contamination
Beachgoers may soon be able to know in a timely manner if the water is clean enough for swimming, thanks to some new technology developed by researchers from MSU and the U.S. Geological Survey. The technology comes in the form of buoys that are deployed in the water near a beach.View story photos
Kiera Fisher: From lost to lovin’ it
My whole life, I had wanted to be a veterinarian. I loved animals, I had grown up with them, and I was already dreaming of the day that I would apply to Michigan State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. But then, the summer before I began my freshman year at MSU, I shadowed a veterinary surgery and realized – oh no.View story photos
Grants to benefit MSU College of Engineering, STEM Success program
Michigan State University has received grants totaling $270,000 from Bosch and the Bosch Community Fund which will be used to enhance programs within the MSU College of Engineering and the STEM Success program.
Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?
Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, an MSU education scholar says in a new paper.View story photos
MSU scientists solve additional pieces of ‘extraordinary cofactor’ puzzle
Researchers at MSU have made new progress in understanding how microbial cells manufacture a recently discovered ‘cofactor,’ an unusually complex molecule that is attached to a protein and allows it to complete a simple biological process. The results are published in a recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.View story photos
Grassroots tactics could improve global environmental policies
Much of the world may cringe as lemurs are hunted and killed or when entire forests are burnt and harvested for charcoal. However, if local residents don’t perceive the actions as crimes or they believe there’s a low risk of getting caught, then poaching and deforestation will continue.View story photos