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MSU Scientists Contributors to UN Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 9, 2019
MSU F&W scientists contributors to UN sustainability report

Two MSU sustainability scientists contributed to a landmark United Nations report which finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss, and calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic…

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Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Successful Faculty Hiring Initiative Poised to Make a Global Impact

Launched in 2015, the Global Impact Initiative or “GI2” set out to hire 100 faculty investigators in promising new areas of research. To date, 85 new faculty at…

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CMSE’s Lin Releases Quantum Physics Phone Game

Monday, May 6, 2019

CMSE faculty Huey-Wen Lin recently released a National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) outreach phone game named “Quantum 3”. It is designed for K-12 students, but is open to all…

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Self-Powered Wearable Tech

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Self-powered wearable tech

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers from Michigan State University have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or…

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Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration Honors Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Innovation Center MSU

Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies…

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College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Friday, April 19, 2019
College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two Michigan State University computer science and engineering faculty from the College of Engineering have received NSF CAREER Awards. H. Metin Aktulga will use his CAREER Award to develop algorithms and…

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Simulations of Pre-Supernova Outbursts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Student Research

Jennifer Ranta is a graduate student in the Physics and Astrophysics Program at Michigan State University pursuing research in stellar astrophysics. Her current work involves simulating possible mechanisms…

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The Study of Cucumber Resistance to Phytophthora Capsici

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Student Research, Cucumbers

Ben Mansfeld is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program, studying under Dr. Rebecca Grumet in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University….

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$2.9M Grant to Help Extract Clean Irrigation Water from Fracking Wastewater

Friday, March 29, 2019
Extract Clean Irrigation Water, Freshwater recovery system

Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help…

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Slowing Down the Heart Aging Process to Increase the Human Lifespan

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Human Heart Tissue

In a new paper published in EMBO Reports this month, an international team of scientists, including Dr. Aitor Aguirre at MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering,…

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