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New Building Reflects MSU’s Commitment to STEM-Related Fields

Friday, December 16, 2016
collage of science and arts pictures

Today, the MSU Board of Trustees gave the university the go-ahead to proceed with construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, a 170,000-square foot facility, which will…

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Contag to Receive 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Christopher Contag, a pioneer of molecular imaging and chairperson of Michigan State University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, will receive the 2017 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award from SPIE,…

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Pioneer in Molecular Imaging to Lead MSU’s New Bio Engineering Research Initiatives

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chris Contag portrait photo

Christopher H. Contag will join Michigan State University as the inaugural director of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the chairperson of the new Department…

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Defend or Grow? These Plants Do Both

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gregg Howe

From natural ecosystems to farmers’ fields, plants face a dilemma of energy use: outgrow and outcompete their neighbors for light, or defend themselves against insects and disease. But…

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Frontiers in Computing and Data Science Conference October 3-4

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Gregg Radtke

The Frontiers in Data Science and Computing workshop brings together visionaries, scientists, practitioners and other stakeholders in computational science (broadly defined to include algorithmic aspects of data science…

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MSU to Use NSF Grant to Study Plants’ Defenses

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Brad Day

Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants’ molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases. The MSU…

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Researchers and Farmers Work to Prevent E. Coli

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Cristina Venegas-Vargus

A collaborative Michigan State University study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit dangerous E. coli…

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MSU’s Drzal Honored with Two National Awards

Friday, June 3, 2016
Lawrence T. Drzal

University Distinguished Professor Lawrence T. Drzal will receive national acclaim in 2016 when two of his field’s most prestigious honors will be presented to him: the Medal of…

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MSU Researcher Developing New Cancer-Fighting Drug

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Cancer cell image

Michigan State University professor and researcher André Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness. Bachmann, professor of pediatrics and associate…

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MSU Joins Global Food Security Initiative

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
African farms

Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon will help lead a national higher education initiative to prepare to feed a hungrier planet. The Association of Public and…

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