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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 Research & Innovation website.

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
People interacting while sitting at a table.

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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Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Target For Treating Endometriosis

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Their study published in the journal, Cell Reports,…

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Understanding The Impact Of Norms And Emotions On Social Distancing During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Person on cell phone during the pandemic

Researchers at MSU’s Health & Risk Communication Center receive a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation to study the relationships among social norms and risk reduction behaviors…

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Ten MSU Students, One Alumna Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Friday, October 9, 2020
Honors College Building

Michigan State University has nominated nine undergraduate students, a graduate student and an alumna for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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“Sticky Roots” And The Fate Of Soil Carbon In Natural Ecosystems

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Plant with long roots

Human activities are driving increasing concentrations of CO2 into the atmosphere. The good news is that nature has built-in mechanisms operating in ecosystems that can transform atmospheric CO2 into organic…

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Three Students Earn USDA NIFA Predoctoral Fellowships

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Stevia Plants close up

Kaitlyn Casulli, Genevieve Hoopes and Natalie Kaiser, doctoral students conducting research with CANR faculty, are among 57 award recipients nationwide. Kaitlyn Casulli, Natalie Kaiser and Genevieve Hoopes, doctoral students conducting research…

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Doctoral Candidate Granted Research Award From Ecological Society of America

Friday, September 4, 2020
Foamy water on a beach

Katelyn King, a doctoral candidate in the Data Intensive Limnology Lab, recently won the Exceptional Promise in Graduate Research Award from the Ecological Society of America. Katelyn King,…

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Riggins Receives NIH Blueprint D-Span Award

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Exterior of Institute building

Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Ti’Air Riggins has been awarded the NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience Award (F99/K00). This award supports graduate students from diverse…

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