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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.

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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MSU Honors College Student Gets National STEM Scholarship

Friday, April 6, 2018
Gabriel Moreau

Gabriel Moreau, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics in Lyman Briggs College and music in the College of Music at Michigan State University, has been named a…

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Materials Simulations Aid Design of Li-ion Batteries

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Kwang Jin Kim

Kwang Jin Kim is a fifth-year doctoral student at Michigan State University studying Chemical Engineering and Material Science. Over the last four years, he has worked in the…

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MSU Junior Earns Nationally Competitive Grad Scholarship

Friday, March 30, 2018
Grant Burton

Grant Burton, an Honors College junior majoring in psychology in the College of Social Science, has been selected as one of 18 students across the country to receive…

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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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Students Investigate Groundwater Sustainability in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Field Sampling with Undergrads

Background. The State of Michigan – although surrounded by the Great Lakes – relies heavily on groundwater to support its different water-use sectors. Over 700 million gallons are…

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New Laboratory Explores Vertical Farming

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Erik Runkle, a professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, developed new Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) to: Conduct research on controlled-environment production of high-value specialty food crops, such as…

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