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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.

‘From Flint’ Wins Student Academy Award, First-Time Honor for MSU

Friday, September 30, 2016

Many young people grow up dreaming of winning an Oscar someday. For five student filmmakers from Michigan State University, that dream just got a lot closer to becoming…

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Stops Known Trigger of Lupus

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jim Pestka, university distinguished professor of food science and human nutrition, Melissa Bates, Ph.D student and Jack Harkema, university distinguished professor of pathobiology, work at the microscope on Tuesday August 30, 2016.

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and…

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jason Moser and Yanli Lin

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human…

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Web App Facilitates Better Online Conversations

Monday, September 26, 2016
two men and a woman

A team of researchers from Michigan State University’s College of Arts and Letters has released a new web application aimed at keeping online conversations on track. The Faciloscope…

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Student-Authored Book to Help Professors Be Better Teachers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Joe Grimm

In most college classrooms, it’s the professor who is in charge, holds all the cards, wields the power. And if a student has a problem with that professor,…

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Study Links Intelligence and Chess Skill

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Zach Hambrick, professor of psychology and Alex Burgoyne, doctoral student

Intelligence – and not just relentless practice – plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by Michigan State University researchers. The…

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MSU Grad Student Gets National Recognition for Materials Research

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mariana Batista

Michigan State University graduate student Mariana Desireé Reale Batista of Brazil won one of the five national scholarships presented by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference…

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MSU PhD Student to Receive University Distinguished Fellowship

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
David Bowers

David Bowers, an incoming Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME), has been named the Blake and Mary Krueger University Distinguished Fellow for 2016-17….

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MSU Law Student Awarded 2016 ‘Best Legal History Paper’

Friday, August 5, 2016
Zoey Mayhew

Zoey Mayhew won the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual award for best legal history paper by an MSU Law student. Her paper explored Michigan’s intestacy laws and…

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MSU Law Grad Wins National Law Review Student Writing Competition

Friday, August 5, 2016
Dahlia May Seligman

MSU Law graduate Dahlia May Seligman, ’16, won the National Law Review (NLR) Law Student Writing Competition. The online journal selects the articles of two to four students…

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