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MSU Civil Engineers Help Michigan Evaluate Distracted Driving

Friday, October 9, 2020
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Civil engineers at Michigan State University are helping the State of Michigan evaluate methods for enforcing violations of distracted driving and dangerous cell phone use. In a study…

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Two NatSci Faculty Members Named MSU Foundation Professors

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Two Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) professors, Piotr Piecuch and Guowei Wei were recently named 2020 MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research. The MSU…

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MSU Leads $1 Million NSF Grant to Study Diversity in Classroom Instruction Materials

Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Most scientists that students see in undergraduate educational materials do not reflect the diversity of researchers within the scientific community, nor do they match the identities of students…

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Environmental Engineer And Team Monitor Community Health In Detroit

Monday, September 28, 2020
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Associate Professor Irene Xagoraraki and her students (Brijen Miyani, Liang Zhao and Maddie Spooner) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University are working with collaborators John…

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MSU’s Krajcik Receives Prestigious Mcgraw Prize In Education

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has received a 2020 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for his global impact on science teaching. Krajcik, a Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and…

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Professor Emeritus and Former Student Awarded Patent

Monday, September 14, 2020

Patent awarded for new concept in fluid mass flow metering U.S. patent no. 10,753,779 was awarded for a mass flow meter that measures mass fluid flow of liquids…

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Creating Diamond Devices To Detect Parkinson’s Early

Monday, September 14, 2020
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Spartan engineers have secured $3.4 million in grants to develop diamond implants that could let doctors diagnose and treat Parkinson’s disease earlier. Michigan State University’s Wen Li and…

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Joint MSU, U-M Project Studying Effect of Inclusivity On STEM Faculty Receives $1.4M NSF Grant

Monday, August 24, 2020
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CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between Michigan State University and the University of Michigan (U-M) to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within academia,…

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NSF Grant Awarded To CMP For Collaborative Digital Teacher Environment

Monday, August 24, 2020
Mathematics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded approximately $2 million to the Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) at Michigan State University. The grant, “Enhancing the Teacher-Curriculum Relationship in Problem-Based…

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Bush’s Biomechanics Research Earns Founders’ Award

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

An associate professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan State University has been honored with a national award in recognition of her scientific accomplishments in biomechanics and excellence in…

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