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MSU to Improve Search-and-Rescue with Robots, Humans

Monday, September 11, 2017
robot

Equipped with a $750,000 grant, MSU researchers hope to save more lives with more efficient underwater search-and-rescue missions through the joint efforts of humans and robots. The National…

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MSU Bioeconomy Institute Making Progress in Storing Renewable Energy

Monday, August 28, 2017

Finding more efficient ways to harness and store renewable energy is the goal of the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Michigan. Spartan researchers are creating a…

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MSU’s WaterCube Funds Novel, Interdisciplinary Research

Friday, August 25, 2017

The MSU WaterCube Program stimulates new multidisciplinary collaborations and novel water research ideas with minimal investment of college funds and faculty time spent on developing internal grant proposals….

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Earth Sciences Group Taps MSU’s Dorfman for National Lecture Series

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Susannah Dorfman

Susannah Dorfman, MSU geoscientist, has been named a Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2017/18 academic year. Established in 2008, the…

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DOE Provides Next-Phase Funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research

Monday, July 17, 2017
Late fall switchgrass harvest at the GLBRC / KBS LTER biofuels scale-up site; Photo Credit: J.E.Doll, Michigan State University

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and…

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MSU Water Research on Ornamental Crops Wins National Award

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Michigan State University-led research project focused on water conservation and improved water quality within the ornamental crops industry is the national recipient of the 2017 Experiment Station…

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MSU’s Boughman Gets Fulbright for Iceland Studies

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Iceland

Janette Boughman, a Michigan State University integrative biologist, has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar in recognition of her research in Iceland on the adaptation of stickleback fish…

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MSU’s Dorgan Working to Reduce Wind Turbine Costs

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
2017, Michigan State University, John Dorgan. Copyright 2017 Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University Advancement, College of Engineering, Harley J Seeley Photography, Inc.

John R. Dorgan, one of the newest endowed chair holders on campus, is an expert in polymeric materials and a nationally recognized leader in developing composite materials for…

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Cellulosic Biofuels Can Benefit Environment if Managed Correctly

Monday, July 3, 2017
Phil Robertson

Could cellulosic biofuels – or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood – become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy…

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Climate Change Studied in a Digital Environment

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emily Dolson is a doctoral student earning dual degrees in computer science and in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior at Michigan State University. She is also part of the BEACON Center for…

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