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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.

Leading the Way for Conservation

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Clara Lepard, B.S. Zoology 2017 MSU and Rhodes Scholar 2018, presents her current research on developing innovative conservation solutions at MSU and around the world. Presented to the…

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Students Create Exoskeleton App for Patient with Muscular Dystrophy

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Zach Smith has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle degeneration. His lack of muscle control and being in a wheelchair made him a prime…

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There is no Such Thing as Oversharing in Conservation

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Conservation globally has received a boost from the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, placing new emphasis on, and opportunities for, support for the world’s flora and fauna. Yet…

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Students Selected for National Fellowship Program

Monday, April 16, 2018
Historic Building

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, or the GRFP, has selected 17 undergraduate and graduate students and alumni from Michigan State University for its fellowship program,…

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MSU Students Earn Two National Sales Competition Awards

Friday, April 13, 2018
The national championship team (L-R): Keegan Dashner, Selma Kijamet, Valerie Good (coach), Heidi Surdyk (individual champion), Alyssa Cutcher

Michigan State University came out on top at the 2018 National Collegiate Sales Competition, or NCSC, in Kennesaw, Georgia. Not only did the MSU team take the overall team…

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Student-Led Research Highlighted at MSU Trustees’ Meeting

Friday, April 13, 2018
Clara Lepard and Joel Soler

To showcase student-led research at Michigan State University, two scholars presented their latest projects at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 13. Clara Lepard, who graduated in…

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Remote-Sensed Data, Crop Modeling Helps African Farmers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Brad Peter, a Michigan State University doctoral candidate is focusing his research on improving agricultural systems by integrating remotely-sensed data with crop modeling. The primary site for his…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Two MSU Student Saxophonists Win National Competitions

Monday, April 9, 2018
Kyle Landry and Julian Velasco

MSU doctoral candidate Kyle Landry captured first place in 2017-18 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) composition competition for his composition, Aeolian Harp. The North American Saxophone Alliance is an…

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MSU Fulbright Scholar to Study Bees in India

Friday, April 6, 2018
Allison Young

Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science’s doctoral student, Allison Young, will spend nine months in India as a Fulbright Scholar investigating some of the most vastly understudied…

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