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America’s Best Teachers Get Creative

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and…

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Project FIT – New Approaches to School Nutrition

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015   A recent project led by Michigan State University researchers has shown that a multicomponent approach could be a valuable method in…

Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

Sheng-Yang He Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Monday, May 4, 2015

A professor at Michigan State University and a leading plant scientist has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Sheng-Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor in the…

Cukier Develops Molecular Dynamics Code to Explore Complex Proteins

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chemistry Professor Robert Cukier uses Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics to create theories of and carry out simulations on electron (ET), proton (PT) and proton-coupled electron (PCET) transfer, proton…

International Team Discovers Elusive New Bird in China

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Michigan State University professor was part of an international team of scientists that has discovered a new bird in China. The new bird, the Sichuan bush warbler,…

Greasing Photosynthesis and Making Fuels

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Christoph Benning, MSU Foundation Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, is one of the world’s foremost experts in plant lipid metabolism. His work could ultimately lead to plant…