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Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Friday, February 17, 2017
Dorinda Carter Andrews and Dorothy Hines-Datiri

Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools – an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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Personality Traits ‘Contagious’ Among Children

Friday, February 3, 2017
Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology, poses outside of the psychology building on Thursday July 1, 2010.

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. The study, published…

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Kids Should Pay More Attention To Mistakes, Study Suggests

Monday, January 30, 2017
Jason Moser and Hans Schroder with child subject

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new…

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Students Develop Virtual Reality Learning Environment

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Eric Martin and Tommy Truong presenting their research at the Making Learning Accessible Conference in December 2016.

Walking the Great Wall of China or exploring the Parthenon without leaving the classroom may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie; however, senior Tommy Truong and…

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Alonzo Receives Presidential Science Award

Monday, January 23, 2017
Erickson Hall, home to the College of Education

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along…

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Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

Friday, December 16, 2016
Suasan Ravizza, associate professor of psychology, poses in her office on Thursday June 12, 2014.

Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students. Michigan State University researchers studied laptop…

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$12.7M Gift for Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Computation

Thursday, December 8, 2016
John Koza

The Michigan State University College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college. A $10.7 million bequest from a California entrepreneur joins…

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$2 Mil. Grant to Help Youngest Students Learn Science

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tanya Wright and Amelia Wenk Gotwals

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk…

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Many Kindergartners Struggle with Self-Regulation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Ryan Bowles and Lori Skibbe

Many children are still learning to control their behavior as they enter kindergarten and may need educational support to develop that critical skill, indicates one of the most…

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