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MSU Astronomer Strader Earns Packard Fellowship

Friday, October 16, 2015
Jay Strader

Michigan State University astronomer Jay Strader has been named a fellow of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a prestigious award that honors the country’s most innovative early-career…

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MSU to Expand Diamond-‘Growing’ Lab

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
two men

A laboratory housed at Michigan State University that literally grows diamonds, gems that are not used for jewelry but rather for industrial purposes, is expanding thanks to a…

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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

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

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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