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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.

Students Develop Software for Visually Impaired

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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…

Combining Ag, Medicine to Solve Global Problems

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Since arriving at MSU two years ago, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researcher Felicia Wu has been aggressively applying agricultural solutions to issues of human health around…

Jaideep Singh

Gas May Help MRIs Detect Lung Diseases

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sometime in the future, patients will inhale a magnetized gas, have an MRI on their lungs, and learn if they have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or perhaps…

Pedal-Power Threshing Machine

Mechanical Engineers Provide Pedal-Power Threshing for Guatemala

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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…

Brad Day

Detecting the Next Crop Epidemic

Monday, December 7, 2015

Plant diseases have the potential for devastating damage. A 2000 outbreak of fire blight carved a wide swath through Michigan’s orchards, dealing the state’s growers an estimated $42…

Felicia Wu

Effects of Farming on Global Human Health

Monday, December 7, 2015

“When I came to MSU, I was interested in starting an initiative that unites the fields of agriculture and public health,” says FeliciaWu, the John A. Hannah Distinguished…