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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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Teachers Could be Making Students’ Anxiety Worse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Peter DeCosta

The anxiety that comes with feeling like an outsider in the classroom can hinder students’ learning and, ironically, teachers could be making it worse, according to a new…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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College Job Market to Continue Torrid Pace

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Phil Gardner

The hiring of college graduates at all degree levels should be very strong in 2016-17, according to Michigan State University’s Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers…

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MSU Survey Says Starting Salaries Strong for College Grads

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
cover of recruiting trends report

College graduates landing new jobs this year should see some of the best starting salaries in a decade, predicts a Michigan State University survey of more than 4,300…

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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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