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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 Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation website.

Ph.D. Student has a Passion for Science and Storytelling

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Chelsie Boodoo is a graduate student who is majoring in biomedical engineering. She is interested in biosecurity and shares a passion for mixing science and storytelling. She was…

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Five MSU Finalists and Six Nominees Recognized for Prestigious Scholarships and Research Posts

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Michigan State University has five national finalists and six nominees for prestigious scholarships and research posts. MSU has three finalists for the James C. Gaither Jr. Fellows Program, a…

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Reintroducing Arctic Grayling to Michigan Streams

Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Through the Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative, MSU researchers are teaming with nearly 50 partners to bring back the treasured fish species. Researchers in Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries…

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University Researchers from Minority Groups More Likely to Feel Undervalued

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Michigan State University social scientists, has been granted over $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “epistemic exclusion.” This type of…

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MSU Students Recognized by Prestigious Graduate Programs

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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Michigan State University has one Gates Cambridge Scholar and a national finalist for the Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program. Jasmine Jordan has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Jordan is…

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Advancing Millimeter-Wave Imaging – Vakalis Named IEEE MTT-S Fellow

Saturday, January 30, 2021
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Stavros Vakalis, a PhD student in the MSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has received a highly competitive 2021 graduate fellowship from the IEEE Microwave Theory…

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MSU Scientists Conduct Largest Freshwater Insect Census in U.S.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

When it comes to census taking, people are not the only ones who count. As the country completes its 2020 Census—the 23rd in U.S. history—researchers in Michigan State…

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Extroversion is More Than a Trait, It’s an Adaptive Tool

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Researchers from Michigan State University have discovered two insights related to extroversion and personality beliefs that can influence behavior and well-being. Jason Huang, an associate professor in the MSU School of Human Resources and…

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When Social Science And Art Collide

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
MSU Broad new exhibition spotlights conceptualism in Latin America

How Two MSU History Students Helped Bring the Broad’s Latest Exhibit to Life. When the social sciences and the arts collide, magic happens. The Eli and Edith Broad…

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Two MSU Students Earn Distinguished National Scholarships

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Two Michigan State University students are celebrating national honors as they have been named Marshall and Mitchell scholars, respectively. Brent Strong, an Honors College senior majoring in physiology in the College…

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