Joelle Eaves: My experience with iGEM
In January 2019, I received an email from an MSU engineering adviser regarding a position on the university’s International Genetically Engineered Machines, or iGEM, team. Profoundly, I realized that iGEM research operated by a whole different nature of research that provided us, undergraduate students, the means to improve the world through avenues of our choosing.View story photos
INFKNIT Apparel: The right place at the right time
INFKNIT Apparel is revolutionizing the fashion industry by offering sustainably-made clothing that can be worn in an INFKNIT number of ways.View story photos
A new tool tidies up molecules at the nano level
Tidying up. Not an idea associated with living cells on the nanoscale. But just as a mismash of IKEA bits scattered throughout your bedroom is less useful than a neatly-assembled dresser, synthetic biologists wish to have tools to organize “scattered” components inside living cells.
Transformative change can save humans and nature
The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and nature to thrive.View story photos
WKAR to stream MSU fall commencement ceremonies
For the benefit of friends, family and Spartan fans around the world, WKAR Public Media will livestream all three Michigan State University Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies taking place Dec. 13 and 14 at the Breslin Center on the MSU campus.
Animated videos advance adoption of agriculture techniques
In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.View story photosView story videos
Allison Zahorec: Studying Microarthropods
While the role of microarthropods on soil carbon dynamics has not received as much attention as that of plants and microbes, these soil-dwellers may have significant effects on the ability of soils to build carbon by breaking down plant residues and influencing microbes through their feeding.View story photos
MSU researchers create limited-edition purple potato chips
A new breed of potato is mutually beneficial to farmers, consumers and happens to be purple.View story photos
Three faculty named 2019 highly cited researchers
Three MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, or PRL, researchers have been recognized in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List compiled by Clarivate Analytics.View story photos
MSU entomologists lead effort to improve beetle identification
A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species.