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Thermochemical Energy Researcher Klausner Named MSU Foundation Professor

Thursday, January 21, 2016
James F. Klausner

Michigan State University (MSU) has named James F. Klausner an MSU Foundation Professor. Klausner, who joined MSU on January 1, 2016, as chair of the Department of Mechanical…

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Ultrafast Laser Researcher Dantus Named 
MSU Foundation Professor

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Marcos Dantus

Michigan State University (MSU) Distinguished Professor Marcos Dantus has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. Dantus, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016
Spartan Ideas bloggers

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…

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MSU’s Jain, Narayan Honored as Innovators

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Anil Jain and Ramani Narayan

Two Michigan State University researchers have earned a national honor for being leaders of innovation and invention. Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering,…

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Students Develop Software for Visually Impaired

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A team of MSU engineering students has developed an app that can help the visually impaired. Members of the team are (front, from left) Jordyn Castor of Grand Rapids; Whitney Mitchell of Alto; and Debayan Deb of Kanpur, India. Standing (left to right) are Cody Pearson of Hudsonville and Max Miller of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the MSU College of Engineering.

A team of Michigan State University engineering students has developed an app that will benefit the visually impaired. It’s called Intelligent Real World Text Recognition and is one…

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Mechanical Engineers Provide Pedal-Power Threshing for Guatemala

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pedal-Power Threshing Machine

Beginning with an age-old agricultural practice of threshing, which separates bean seeds from their pods, four mechanical engineering students added a new twist: pedal power. Designed as a…

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MSU’s Global Impact Initiative to Recruit 100 New Researchers

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
collage of research

Written by Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University More than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States confer degrees. Yet, no…

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MSU Licenses Its Large-Scale Face-Recognition Technology

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The rapid growth in surveillance cameras has enabled the capture of millions of face images and videos every day, but the challenge is to quickly and accurately search all…

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Jin Uses Multiple Approaches to Study Biological Systems

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Xiangshu Jin

Xiangshu Jin recently joined Michigan State University as assistant professor, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in the College of Natural Science. Jin, who was recruited as…

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TerAvest’s Research Focused on Building Better Bacteria

Monday, November 30, 2015
Michaela TerAvest with diagram of Engineering Respiration for Biotechnology

Michaela TerAvest recently joined Michigan State University as assistant professor, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in the College of Natural Science. TerVest, who was recruited…

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