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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.

Mechanical Engineers Provide Pedal-Power Threshing for Guatemala

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pedal-Power Threshing Machine

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…

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MSU to Study Use of Falcons to Protect Orchards

Monday, November 16, 2015
Michigan State University integrative biology graduate student Megan Shave holds a nestling American kestrel that she banded this summer in a cherry orchard in Michigan's Leelanau County.

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University integrative biologist, will use a nearly $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract more falcons to orchards. Lindell and two other MSU colleagues…

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Undergrad Vaughan Researching Pediatric Skull Fracture

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Patrick Vaughan is an Honors College senior majoring in mechanical engineering. Vaughan is the recipient of the Hymen and Miriam Stein Scholarship, which funds research by a student…

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Student Design Earns National Honors at NIH Challenge

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Five male students with male student using Smart Walker

A Smart Walker Device, designed by a student team from the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has earned national recognition at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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MSU Hosts Statewide Student Solar Design Competition

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
sun

Michigan State University has invited students across the state of Michigan to design cost-effective, energy-efficient solar installations that can be integrated into a campus landscape. MSU’s “Energy Innovation Award and…

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Undergrad Research Published in 5th Red Cedar Journal

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
magazine cover 2015

Undergraduate student research engaging several areas of study – biofuels, music, emotional stress, Vietnam, exercise and religion – has been published in the fifth volume of the Red…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Drosophila

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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Loss of Species’ Sex Signals May Lead to Extinction

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
three graduate students

Sending signals to the opposite sex isn’t always a trait that’s passed on to animals’ offspring, according to new research conducted at Michigan State University. Animal sex signals,…

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MSU Students Premiere Work at Film Festival

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Michigan State University and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences premiered the first MSU student-produced feature film at the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival in Traverse City, Michigan (July…

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Rose Water Fellowship Awardee Named

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Water washing up on shore over rocks

The Rose Water Fellowship has been awarded to Kateri Salk, Michigan State University doctoral student for the 2015 spring semester. The award, endowed by Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin…

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