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MSU Scholar Appointed to National Science Board

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Emilio Moran

Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science…

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Plant Diversity Could Naturally Repel Crop Pests

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A new study has unveiled why a field with a variety of plants seems to attract fewer plant-eating insects than farm land with just one type of crop….

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Michigan Universities Studying Flint Water Filters

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Flint, Michigan

Researchers from Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water…

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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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MSU Chemist Gets DOE Grant for Renewable Energy Work

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Milton Smith

Milton Smith, Michigan State University College of Natural Science chemistry professor, has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant for research on renewable energy by the U.S. Department of…

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‘From Flint’ Wins Student Academy Award, First-Time Honor for MSU

Friday, September 30, 2016

Many young people grow up dreaming of winning an Oscar someday. For five student filmmakers from Michigan State University, that dream just got a lot closer to becoming…

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Lipids Promise Advances in Biofuels, Cancer Research

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Christoph Benning

In the ongoing quest for healthier lifestyles and environmental sustainability, one of the biggest solutions might also be one of the tiniest. Decades of cutting-edge research at Michigan…

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Harnessing Big Data to See Big Picture in Ecology

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
MSU team plans to harness big data to see the big picture in ecology. (L-R: Jiayu Zhou, Pat Soranno, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil and Pang-Ning Tan.) Photo by Derrick Turner

MSU will use a $4.2 million National Science Foundation grant to help shape the future of the changing field of ecology. “Ecologists are often asked how lakes and…

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Youth at Risk: A Collaborative Approach to Water Science

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Researchers Sara Fingal and Rebecca Lahr discuss their collaborative project to study the role youth play in environmental crisis and how youth can be empowered as change agents…

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MSU Scientists Change Direction of Flint’s Water Crisis

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Mona Hanna-Attisha and Rick Sadler

The data were alarming: an increasing number of Flint, Mich., children had dangerously high lead levels in their blood, yet Mona Hanna-Attisha (above, left), MD, an assistant professor in Michigan State…

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