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Scholarship and creative activity are encouraged at every level of learning at MSU. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in projects, connect with faculty mentors or conduct their own research activities. Learn more about MSU’s graduate and undergraduate research opportunities at the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies website.

Eagle Gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Andrew Eagle

Andrew L. Eagle, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for…

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Saunders Gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Doug Gage and Sarah Saunders

Sarah P. Saunders, postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Integrative Biology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice…

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MFA Candidate Explores Scientific Interests Through Art

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Kristen Franyutti artwork

As a graduate student in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Michigan State University, Kristen Franyutti explores her scientific interests in the form of sculptures and paintings….

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James Gets U.S. DOE Graduate Student Research Award

Monday, May 1, 2017
Christine James

A PhD student in chemical engineering and materials science at Michigan State University will spend the summer accessing the supercomputing resources of Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque after…

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MSU Doctoral Student Named Fulbright Scholar

Monday, May 1, 2017
Thomas Connor

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and create links between scientists, nature lovers and tourists…

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MSU Medical Student Named Howard Hughes Research Fellow

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Monica Pomaville

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Monica Pomaville has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, or HHMI, to participate in its Medical Research Fellows…

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Our Freshwater Lakes are Getting Saltier

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
MSU doctoral student Nicholas Skaff works with other members of the GLEON Fellows team. Photo courtesy of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to growing development and exposure to road salt, according to a new, large-scale study involving Michigan State University. The study,…

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Doctoral Student Selected for National Ecology Policy Award

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Anna Groves

Anna Groves, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Biology and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (EEBB) program in the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), is…

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Fifteen MSU Students Earn NSF Fellowships for Graduate Study

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Fifteen undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from Michigan State University have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, along with thirteen honorable mentions….

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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