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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.

Managers’ Ethical Conduct May Backlash on Workers

Friday, February 12, 2016
Russell Johnson

Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what’s right, as opposed to what’s profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research…

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Thankful for Research: MSU Claymation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Michigan State University student, McKenna Keck, uses claymation to show thanks for world-changing research being conducted by research faculty at MSU.

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Undergraduate STEM Researchers Nominated for Goldwater Scholarship

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Female researcher in lab

Four undergraduate researchers studying STEM-related fields have been nominated by Michigan State University for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to…

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Students Earn MLK Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

Friday, January 22, 2016
Students at Museum Celebrate MLK Jr. Day

The research and creative works of seven Michigan State University students has earned them the Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award. The award builds the…

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Student-Designed App Connects Spartans

Thursday, January 21, 2016

In January 2015, Zoe Zappitell texted Brittney Urich: “I want to make an app that helps improve the lives of college students.” Urich’s positive response was nearly instantaneous….

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MSU Researchers Track How Plants Create Beneficial Compounds

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Robert Last

Michigan State University scientists are examining the biochemistry of plants in research that could help plants become less susceptible to insect pests. “Plants are master biochemists,” said Robert Last, MSU…

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Spartan Ideas Celebrates MSU’s Cyber-Conversations

Friday, January 15, 2016
Spartan Ideas bloggers

Ask a researcher if he or she likes to write for a lay audience and the answer will likely be no. While academic writing in the interest of…

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Undergrad Researches Childhood Language Acquisition

Monday, January 4, 2016

Linguistics and neuroscience major and Baggett Fellowship recipient Mina Hirzel is expanding her world of research and using those skills to understand childhood language learning. Hirzel works in…

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Bias Busters Dispels Myths about Muslim Americans

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Questions and Answers about Muslim Americans

The e-book version of a guide written by a Michigan State University journalism class that is designed to dispel biases and stereotypes about Muslim Americans is again available….

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Students Develop Software for Visually Impaired

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A team of MSU engineering students has developed an app that can help the visually impaired. Members of the team are (front, from left) Jordyn Castor of Grand Rapids; Whitney Mitchell of Alto; and Debayan Deb of Kanpur, India. Standing (left to right) are Cody Pearson of Hudsonville and Max Miller of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of the MSU College of Engineering.

A team of Michigan State University engineering students has developed an app that will benefit the visually impaired. It’s called Intelligent Real World Text Recognition and is one…

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