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MSU Researchers Finding Ways to Make Cars Lighter, Stronger

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Mahmood Haq, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, display composite materials at the composite vehicle research center on Monday January 25, 2016.

If automakers want to reach the federal mandate of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, they are going to have to come up with ways of making cars…

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Solving the Mystery of Evaporating Black Holes

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Chris Adami

For decades physicists across the globe have been trying to unravel the mysteries of black holes – those cosmic monstrosities that devour everything in their paths, from various…

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Dust Grains Could be Remnants of Stellar Explosions

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
star dust

Microscopic dust particles have been found in meteoritic material on Earth, particles that were likely formed in stellar explosions that occurred long before the creation of our star,…

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NSF Grant to Continue Research Experiences for Teachers

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Teacher and student participate in science learning activity

Teachers will be students again at Michigan State University thanks to a three-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that will extend MSU’s Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)….

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MSU Researchers Create Unique Metal Complex

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Aaron Odom

Chemists at Michigan State University have created the first metal complex containing single, double and triple nitrogen bonds. The discovery occurred during an unplanned detour from a larger…

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MSU Profs Receive Prestigious Research Fellowships

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Matthew Hirn and Kendall Mahn

Two Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) faculty members – Matthew J. Hirn and Kendall Mahn – have been selected to receive 2016 Alfred P. Sloan…

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MSU President Reflects on Global Impact Initiative

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

There is no better advocate for the Global Impact Initiative than Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. With the backing of the MSU Board of Trustee’s…

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Taking on the World’s Biggest Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News 6 in Lansing, Michigan, recently highlighted the Global Impact Initiative as part of a series on “Celebrating Spartans.” The video features Stephen Hsu, VP for Research and…

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Jain Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Monday, February 8, 2016
Anil Jain

University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Anil Jain at Michigan State University has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest…

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Cybersecurity Safety

Friday, February 5, 2016

Professor Betty Cheng presents a brief update of her recent research as well as opportunities for collaboration in the area of autonomous vehicles and public infrastructure.

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