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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.

Students Develop Software for Visually Impaired

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A team of MSU engineering students has developed an app that can help the visually impaired. Members of the team are (front, from left) Jordyn Castor of Grand Rapids; Whitney Mitchell of Alto; and Debayan Deb of Kanpur, India. Standing (left to right) are Cody Pearson of Hudsonville and Max Miller of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the MSU College of Engineering.

A team of Michigan State University engineering students has developed an app that will benefit the visually impaired. It’s called Intelligent Real World Text Recognition and is one…

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MSU’s Kamfwa Driven to Improve Crop Yields in Zambia

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Growing up in Zambia, Kelvin Kamfwa remembers watching his parents—small-scale farmers—struggle with low yields. Kamfwa is pursuing a doctorate in plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology in the College…

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Law Student Ninh Using Technology to ‘Disrupt’ Delivery of Services

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Third-year law student Andy Ninh is starting a revolution in the legal field. The law student is part of the MSU College of Law’s Reinvent Law program, which…

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Nine MSU Students Awarded Fulbright Grants

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded funding to two MSU doctoral students to support their research under the fiscal year 2015 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. Earlier…

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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
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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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