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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.

Doctoral Student Selected for National Ecology Policy Award

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Anna Groves

Anna Groves, a doctoral student in the Department of Plant Biology and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (EEBB) program in the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), is…

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Fifteen MSU Students Earn NSF Fellowships for Graduate Study

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Fifteen undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni from Michigan State University have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, along with thirteen honorable mentions….

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Scientist Pioneers Technology New to MSU, Maps Giant Virus

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kristin Parent mapped the structure of the giant Samba virus with MSU's cryo-EM microscope, which is featured on the cover of the journal Viruses.

In a laboratory at Michigan State University, scientists took a DIY approach to build a retrofitted cryo-electron microscope that allowed them to map a giant Samba virus –…

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How to Improve Your Freshman Retention Rate

Friday, March 3, 2017
Josh Prasad and R. Sekhar Chivukula

Incoming college students who already feel a connection to their institution are more likely to fit in and want to remain at the school, especially if they are…

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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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Why Female Immune Cells React Differently to Certain Diseases

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Adam Moeser

Michigan State University researchers are the first to uncover reasons why a specific type of immune cell acts very differently in females compared to males while under stress,…

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Local News Celebrates Spartan Research Initiatives

Friday, February 3, 2017

WLNS – 6 News anchor Sheri Jones met President Simon at the new bio-engineering facility on campus that makes it possible for researchers from the colleges of Engineering, Human…

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Personality Traits ‘Contagious’ Among Children

Friday, February 3, 2017
Jennifer Watling Neal, assistant professor of psychology, poses outside of the psychology building on Thursday July 1, 2010.

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. The study, published…

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Kids Should Pay More Attention To Mistakes, Study Suggests

Monday, January 30, 2017
Jason Moser and Hans Schroder with child subject

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new…

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MSU Spartan Engineers Showcase Cars at Detroit Auto Show

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Garrick Brazil (above left), a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, and Mohammed Al-Qizwini (above right), a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering.

Spartan students are showcasing their projects on an international stage this month with two automobiles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. MSU, a leader…

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