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MSU Research History: 50 Years Ago – The First Cyclotron Beam at MSU

Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 – It was 50 years ago that the cyclotron at Michigan State University accelerated its first beam and the university and the scientific world haven’t been the…

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MSU’s Lunt Awarded National Sustainable Energy Fellowship

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Richard Lunt

MSU College of Engineering assistant professor Richard Lunt has been awarded the 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, a national prize from the American Physical Society supporting research in…

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Detroit gets MSU-Led Composite Materials Institute

Friday, September 18, 2015
Lawrence with IACMI logo

Vice President Joe Biden announced that a second site has been selected for a composite materials research institute in which Michigan State University has taken a lead role….

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MSU’s Libarkin Named Geological Society of America Fellow

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Julie Libarkin

Michigan State University Geological Sciences Associate Professor Julie Libarkin was recently elected a 2015 Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) for her “many groundbreaking research contributions…

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Student Design Earns National Honors at NIH Challenge

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Five male students with male student using Smart Walker

A Smart Walker Device, designed by a student team from the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has earned national recognition at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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Making a Smart Material Smarter

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
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A team of researchers, including some from Michigan State University, is making a smart material smarter. Using a series of grants from the National Science Foundation, the team…

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MSU Hosts Statewide Student Solar Design Competition

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Michigan State University has invited students across the state of Michigan to design cost-effective, energy-efficient solar installations that can be integrated into a campus landscape. MSU’s “Energy Innovation Award and…

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Hsu: Why Smart Machines Will Take Us with Them

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Stephen Hsu

In a recent magazine article, Michigan State University Vice President Stephen Hsu theorizes that “Just as machines will be much smarter in 2050, we can expect that the…

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MSU Part of Team Finding Star Birth Mechanism

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A team of researchers, including astronomers from Michigan State University, has uncovered a process that may explain how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after…

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MSU Pavement Research Highlighted by U.S. Department of Transportation

Monday, August 3, 2015
Car tire rolling over pothole in road

MSU is the first university in the country to have a University Transportation Center (UTC) for Highway Pavement Preservation. Its research is the “UTC Spotlight of the Month”…

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