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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.

Shaping the Future: Microbiologists Career Inspired by Influential Teacher

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Kayla Conner in the lab

A Michigan State University scientist is determined to increase the number of women and girls going into STEM fields. Kayla Conner is a doctoral candidate in the Department of…

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From GED to Ph.D.: Spartan Researcher Achieves Success

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Nkrumah Grant is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He’s part of Michigan State University’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training, an experimental program dedicated to…

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Student Produced Video Highlights Experiences of the Blind

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The RCPD is pleased to host and share this original video created by student Anna Forest. “This digital portfolio takes a deep dive into the experiences of blind…

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A Model Ecosystem Fish Story

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Two men fishing at sundown

Michigan State University researchers have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex environmental models similar to those of trained scientists. The study, led by graduate student Payam…

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Theatre MFA Candidate Wins Digital Design Award for Second Consecutive Year

Sunday, January 19, 2020
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For the second year in a row, Department of Theatre MFA candidate Jenna Gove has won the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Midwest Regional Section Digital Design Competition….

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MSU Team Focused on Artificial Intelligence Earns Recognition at Google MicroNet Challenge

Monday, January 6, 2020
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A research team focused on artificial intelligence, or AI, from the MSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or ECE, was recognized as fourth in the world and…

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Identifying a Plant Cell Barrier to Breeding More Nutritious Crops

Friday, December 20, 2019
Stevia plants growing in small pots in a greenhouse

What if we could grow plants that are larger and also have higher nutritional content? Michigan State University scientists have identified a protein that could be a major roadblock…

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Faculty and Students Present at National Communication Association

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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Faculty and Ph.D. Students Attend and Showcase Work at National Communication Association’s 105th Annual Convention The National Communication Association held its 105th annual convention November 14-17, 2019, in…

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Steffke Earns Marshall Scholarship

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Eustace-Cole Hall, home of the Honors College.

Emily Steffke, an Honors College senior majoring in neuroscience in the College of Natural Science and English in the College of Arts and Letters, has been named a…

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MSU Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 25, 2019
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Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University graduate, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She is the 20th Rhodes Scholar from MSU. An Honors College graduate, Esenther holds…

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