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Students Create Exoskeleton App for Patient with Muscular Dystrophy

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Zach Smith has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration. His lack of muscle control and being in a wheelchair made him a prime…

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Guarr Selected for DOE Innovators Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tom Guarr in Lab

Future alternative energy success is highly dependent on the ability to store that energy once captured. Tom Guarr, co-founder of Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, and researcher at…

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MSU Honors College Student Gets National STEM Scholarship

Friday, April 6, 2018
Gabriel Moreau

Gabriel Moreau, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics in Lyman Briggs College and music in the College of Music at Michigan State University, has been named a…

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Materials Simulations Aid Design of Li-ion Batteries

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Kwang Jin Kim

Kwang Jin Kim is a fifth-year doctoral student at Michigan State University studying Chemical Engineering and Material Science. Over the last four years, he has worked in the…

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Mantle Minerals Offer Clues to Deep Earth’s Composition

Monday, April 2, 2018
Using a diamond anvil pressure cell and laser heating – to duplicate the mantle’s unimaginable pressure and heat – MSU scientists have a better idea what minerals comprise the mantle. Courtesy of MSU

Scientists now have a clearer picture of the Earth’s mantle, thanks to Michigan State University research published in the current issue of Nature Communications. The biggest challenge of…

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MSU’s Verboncoeur to Receive International Award from IEEE

Thursday, March 29, 2018
John Verboncoeur

John Verboncoeur of Michigan State University will receive the Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award from the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) of the Institute of Electrical…

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Ofoli Named Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Robert Ofoli

Robert Ofoli, Michigan State University associate professor of chemical engineering and materials science, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers or AlChE. Fellowship…

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MSU’s Chomiuk Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Monday, March 26, 2018
Laura Chomiuk

Laura Chomiuk, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, Michigan State University, and director of the MSU Observatory, received $730,425 from NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences for research efforts…

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MSU’s Dorfman Gets 2018 NSF CAREER Award

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Susannah Dorfman

Susannah Dorfman, assistant professor of experimental mineralogy in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Michigan State University, received $599,948 from NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences for a…

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2019 U.S. News and World Reports Ranks Five MSU Grad Programs No. 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Erickson Hall is home to the College of Education, which has a new No. 1 graduate program for 2019. Photo by Derrick L. Turner

Five Michigan State University graduate programs have been ranked No. 1 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools release. Once again, the College of Education’s elementary…

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