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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 Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies website.

Traverse City Film Festival Showcasing Spartan Projects

Monday, July 30, 2018
Sparty Traverse City

Since 2005, cinema lovers from across the world have traveled to northern Michigan for the Traverse City Film Festival. This year, they will experience a host of projects…

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Eliminating the Honey Bee’s Biggest Enemy

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Michigan State University researchers are working on a new solution to save honey bees and stop colony collapse disorder by wiping out a parasitic enemy. Honey bees are…

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Grad Student Receives Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Alyssa Preiser

Alyssa Preiser, a Ph.D. student in the lab of MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientist Thomas Sharkey, is a recipient of the Barnett Rosenberg Assistantship in Biological Sciences….

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Grand Prize Winners Selected for University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Nicole Jedding and Amy Freeland

Two MSU students have earned Grand Prize awards for the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF. Amy Freeland, a 2018 Honors College graduate and a first-year…

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Increasing Knowledge of Tropical Diseases in Malawi

Monday, June 18, 2018

Emerging infectious diseases such as the Zika virus and multi-drug resistant infections are reminders that infectious diseases are anything but historical footnotes. Although some infectious diseases have been…

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MSU Graduate Students Receive New Travel Award

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Inaugural Winners

Pengfei Cao and Alyssa Preiser have been awarded the inaugural Keegstra and Thomashow Travel Award. Both graduate students were each awarded $1200 to present their research at upcoming…

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MSU Chemistry Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Chemistry Building Image

J. Emiliano Deustua, a fourth-year MSU Ph.D. chemistry student working with University Distinguished Professor Piotr Piecuch, has been awarded a prestigious Phase-I MolSSI Software Fellowship from the Molecular…

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Study Finds Educational ‘Growth Mindset’ Interventions Aren’t Effective

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Classroom

A new study co-authored by researchers at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University found that “growth mindset interventions,” or programs that teach students they can improve their intelligence…

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PhD Student, Aiko Turmo, Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowship

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
PhD Student

Aiko Turmo, a Ph.D. student in the lab of MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory (PRL) scientist Cheryl Kerfeld, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship….

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MSU Students Reveal Impact of Guatemala Field Work

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Guatemala

Michigan State University student groups took to the podium at the James Madison College Research Showcase to present research that they conducted throughout the academic year. The expansive…

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