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Student Research

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.

‘Faces of Flint’ Looks at Daily Lives In Water Crisis

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
TV filming studio

Michigan State University’s WKAR radio and TV will soon present a series of documentary video shorts and radio features that will cover how the people of Flint, Mich….

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MSU Tackles the Mysteries of Protein Folding

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Heedeok Hong and graduate students

Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form. Scientists know how proteins are structured, but folding – how they are built…

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Dust Grains Could be Remnants of Stellar Explosions

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
star dust

Microscopic dust particles have been found in meteoritic material on Earth, particles that were likely formed in stellar explosions that occurred long before the creation of our star,…

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MSU Researchers Discover a New Kind of Stem Cell

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Tony Parenti

Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as offer new ways…

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Workers Less Stressed by Consistently Bad Boss

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Brent Scott and Fadel Matta

Is your boss always a jerk? You still may be better off than those workers whose supervisor is courteous one moment and rude the next. New research by…

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Economics Can Help Communities ‘Value’ Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Erin Haacker

Most people understand that investing in the future is important, and that goes for conserving nature and natural resources, too. But in the case of investing in such…

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MSU Study Shows Inland Fisheries Now Provide 40% of World’s Fish

Friday, February 12, 2016
source of fish graphic

The world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters are a global food security powerhouse, according to a study by a group of Michigan State University researchers and alumni. Their results,…

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Managers’ Ethical Conduct May Backlash on Workers

Friday, February 12, 2016
Russell Johnson

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what’s right, as opposed to what’s profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research…

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Thankful for Research: MSU Claymation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Michigan State University student, McKenna Keck, uses claymation to show thanks for world-changing research being conducted by research faculty at MSU.

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Undergraduate STEM Researchers Nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Female researcher in lab

Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to…

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