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MSU Physicist Gets NSF Early CAREER and DOE Awards

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Huey-Wen Lin, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science (NatSci), was recently awarded a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF)…

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Banner image of Cyanobacterial bloom near fiji by NASA, Public Domain; Refraction_triangular prism by Siyavula Education, CC BY 2.0.

Water-Dwelling Bacteria Tracks Light to Control Its Energy, Food

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Montgomery lab in the Michigan State University-Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory has found a link between how water-dwelling bacteria, called cyanobacteria, monitor light quality in their…

Dr. Lee Kroos of the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department at MSU.

Spore Formation Model Could Help Advance Medicine

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Michigan State University scientists have produced experimental and modeling results that shed light on how a particular type of enzyme functions during spore formation, potentially advancing human health…

Jiayu Zhou

MSU’s Zhou to Improve Lifelong Learning in Computers

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Jiayu Zhou of the Michigan State University College of Engineering is the newest Spartan Engineer to be awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award. The…

Studying Why Cambodian Rice Growers Adopt Modern Technologies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Socheat Keo, a Cambodian scholar with the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development program, wants to be the researcher who discovers what factors most influence Cambodian…

Arend Hintze

MSU’s Hintze Teaches Machines to Teach Themselves

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As published in The SciFi Generation and TechXplore. MSU’s Arend Hintze, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors…

Daniel Kramer and iaguo Qi

MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…