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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 Students, Faculty Win Bronze Medal for Genetic Engineering

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Darwin Warga Kane, Pamela Himadewi, and Lauren Tamm

MSU’s first iGEM team earned a bronze medal in the International Genetic Engineered Machine Foundation competition in the fall. The team, dubbed Frosty the Cyanos, comprised three undergraduate…

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MSU Law Student Named Skadden Fellow

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Monica Macias

Monica Macias has become Michigan State University College of Law’s latest Skadden Fellow, the third to hail from MSU Law in the last five years. She will work…

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MSU Researchers Explore Arctic Waters for Ecology Clues

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
MSU research associate Ben Abbott collects data from a mountain stream, Trevor Creek, to understand how different landscapes affect stream network structure and water chemistry.

As a graduate student, Jay Zarnetske spent two years doing research on the North Slope of Alaska, the last strip of land before reaching the Arctic Ocean. This…

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New Discovery in Plant-Disease Mechanism

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Xin and Nomura

New research led by plant scientists at Michigan State University has found that too much rain, coupled with prolonged high levels of humidity, can result in more plant…

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Alumnus, Student Earn Mitchell Scholarship

Monday, November 21, 2016
Joel Arnold and Margaret Born

Joel Arnold, a recent Michigan State University graduate with degrees in social relations and policy from James Madison College and urban and regional planning from the College of…

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Hyena’s Cooperative Behavior Reveals Social Evolution

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Submitting to mob mentality is always a risky endeavor, for humans or hyenas. A new Michigan State University study focusing on the latter, though, shows that when it…

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Knight Foundation Awards Funding for MSU’s Detroit Performance Project

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as…

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Simple Food Additive Slows E. coli Poisoning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Chris Waters

Polysorbate, a safe additive found in everything from ice cream to cosmetics, has been proven to slow the toxic effects of E. coli poisoning. Had this discovery been…

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MSU’s Zeldes Produces Documentary about Flint, Mich., ‘Hero’

Monday, October 31, 2016
Geri Alumit Zeldes

Michigan State University journalism professor Geri Alumit Zeldes has produced a documentary on the remarkable life of Hubert Roberts, a Flint, Mich., man who overcame prison time and a life-threatening…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
blue microbes

A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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