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Disparities in Biology Textbooks Explored

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Researchers from four universities, including Michigan State University plant biologists Marjorie Weber and Ash Zemenick, participated in a study to explore a potential demographic mismatch in scientists featured in biology textbooks…

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MSU’s Cooper and McCusker Receive Royal Society of Chemistry Honors

Friday, June 26, 2020
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Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, and James K. McCusker, Michigan State University Foundation Professor of Chemistry, each received a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Chemistry,…

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Using Robots to Assist Neurological Impairment Recovery

Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Movement impairments after strokes and other neurological injuries are among the most common causes of long-term disability in the United States. Thanks to a $700,000 grant from the…

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Self-Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires Monitors Environment

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
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In a new study, a team of Michigan State University scientists designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement…

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Jain Earns Top Ranking for Computer Science Electronics Work

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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A Michigan State University researcher in the College of Engineering has the world’s top H-index ranking for computer science and electronics. The H-index is a measure of scientific research…

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MSU Researchers Team with Multi-Institutional Colleagues in $3.7M Project to Advance Nuclear Physics Experiments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Five Michigan State University researchers from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the Department of Statistics and Probability (STT) are participating in a new $3.7 million National Science Foundation (NSF) project to…

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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy…

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Savolainen Wins International Transportation Safety Council Honor

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Peter Savolainen of Michigan State University will receive the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2020 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Individual Award for international leadership in traffic…

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MSU Researchers to Develop Management Tool for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Monday, June 1, 2020
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Two Michigan State University researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million…

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How to Identify Most At-Risk from COVID-19 Through Nanotechnology

Monday, May 18, 2020
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What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan…

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