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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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MSU Spartan Engineers Showcase Cars at Detroit Auto Show

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Garrick Brazil (above left), a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, and Mohammed Al-Qizwini (above right), a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering.

Spartan students are showcasing their projects on an international stage this month with two automobiles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. MSU, a leader…

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MSU Students, Faculty Win Bronze Medal for Genetic Engineering

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Darwin Warga Kane, Pamela Himadewi, and Lauren Tamm

MSU’s first iGEM team earned a bronze medal in the International Genetic Engineered Machine Foundation competition in the fall. The team, dubbed Frosty the Cyanos, comprised three undergraduate…

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New Building Reflects MSU’s Commitment to STEM-Related Fields

Friday, December 16, 2016
collage of science and arts pictures

Today, the MSU Board of Trustees gave the university the go-ahead to proceed with construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, a 170,000-square foot facility, which will…

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Flexible Device Captures Energy from Human Motion

Friday, December 9, 2016

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer. Michigan State University engineering researchers have created a new…

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$12.7M Gift for Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Computation

Thursday, December 8, 2016
John Koza

The Michigan State University College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift in the history of the college. A $10.7 million bequest from a California entrepreneur joins…

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MI Infrastructure Needs Additional $4B/Yr., Says Commission

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Janice Beecher, Professor and Director, MSU Institute for Public Utilities

Michigan needs an additional $4 billion a year to fix and update its infrastructure, including crumbling roads and bridges and aging water and sewer systems, according to a…

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Piecuch Named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Piotr Piecuch

Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in MSU’s College of Natural Science, has been named a Fellow of the Royal…

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NSF Awards $122.5 Mil. for Operation of Cyclotron

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Test photos of the MSU NSCL for the Winter 2009 MSUToday magazine.

A cooperative agreement between Michigan State University and the National Science Foundation will result in up to $122.5 million in continued funding over five years for the National…

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New MSU Technology Monitors Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
AirSense

Air in the home can be heavily polluted just by daily household activities. Unfortunately, since many indoor air pollutants are colorless and odorless, people often fail to detect…

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