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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.

Broad Students Develop Strategy to Open East Lansing’s Newest Hotel

Thursday, May 21, 2020
minskoff pavilion rear exterior

Claire Murray (B.A. Hospitality Business ’20) Each semester, Bonnie Knutson, professor of hospitality business, instructs a course in which hospitality business seniors gain experience solving a real-world problem…

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Spartan Designs No-Touch Tool for Door Handles

Monday, May 18, 2020

When times are tough, Spartans step up. They rise to the challenge, finding creative ways to overcome new problems and help others. Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges…

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MSU Scientists Solve Half-Century-Old Magnesium Dimer Mystery

Monday, May 11, 2020
The new entrance to the Chemistry building on Shaw Lane.

Magnesium dimer, or Mg2, is a fragile molecule consisting of two weakly interacting atoms held together by the laws of quantum mechanics. It has recently emerged as a potential probe…

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Mapping a Virus: Visualizing COVID-19 in Michigan

Friday, May 8, 2020
map of michigan with Covid-19 hot zones depicted

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department…

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Graphic Design Graduate is Addy Award-Winner

Monday, April 27, 2020
Maddie Chaffer Art

MSU senior Maddison Chaffer will graduate this May with a BFA in Graphic Design and already has a lot of professional experience working as a freelancer on various graphic design…

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Two Student Works Awarded District ADDY Awards

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Omber Logo Wining Sample

Matthew Gillespie earned Gold at the District 6 American Advertising (ADDY) Awards competition for his Amber Air Adventures Campaign that he completed as a Graphic Design student at Michigan…

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Kellogg Biological Station Researchers Earn Coveted NSF Fellowships

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Five MSU W.K. Kellogg Biological Station graduate students have been recognized through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program, or GRFP. Stephanie Clark, Corinn Rutkoski, Moriah Young and…

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Student Earns Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Monday, April 13, 2020

Entomology graduate student Allison Zahorec has received $138,000 for three years to learn more about how soil microarthropod communities found in various bioenergy crop systems influence microbial and…

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Eye-Opening Documentary Film ‘Bags to Butterflies’ Nominated for a College Academy Award

Friday, April 10, 2020

From Bags to Butterflies, a Group of Journalism Students and Graduates Produce a Documentary Nominated for the College Television Awards Prison may sometimes viewed as an end. Employers judge and push away…

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Spartan Discusses Simulated Deep-Space Mission for NASA

Friday, April 10, 2020

Osama Alian is a doctoral candidate in MSU’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics who studies the origins of life from the depths of the ocean to deep space. Recently, he…

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