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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.

MSU Report Spotlights Research Potential for ‘Tomorrow’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
2016 President's Report

The 2016 Michigan State University President’s Report features a few of the many Spartan researchers who are making discoveries in some of the most promising and critical areas. It…

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Honors College Sophomore Awarded NOAA Scholarship

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Hannah MacDonald

Michigan State University sophomore Hannah MacDonald has earned a competitive scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MacDonald is a student in the Honors College and is…

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MSU Doctoral Student Awarded NSF Fellowship

Friday, April 8, 2016
Maria Castano

Maria Castano, a Ph.D. student in the Michigan State University College of Engineering, has received a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award will support her…

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MSU Junior Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Friday, April 8, 2016
Thomas Grubb

Thomas Grubb, a Michigan State University undergraduate studying a STEM-related field, has been awarded the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. From Haslett, Michigan, Grubb is an Honors…

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‘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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