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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.

The Beacon, the Bacteria and the Rough-Skinned Newt

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A dark gray and orange Newt on tree brick.

The textbook example in ecology, literally, goes like this: The poisonous rough-skinned newt and the garter snake are locked in an evolutionary arms race. The more resistant the…

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Sharing Knowledge Globally in a Time of Crisis

Monday, April 6, 2020

First established more than 150 years ago, land-grant universities such as Michigan State University are dedicated to ensure that all residents of the United States are provided with the knowledge…

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NSF selects Spartan Engineers for Top Graduate Research Honor

Monday, April 6, 2020
The college of engineering at Michigan State University. A light orange brick building with while flowering bushes infront. Blue sky, and green grass.

NSF selects Spartan Engineers for top graduate research honor The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program has selected five more fellows from the Michigan State University…

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Fine Arts Exhibition Accessible Online

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
MSU Broad new exhibition spotlights conceptualism in Latin America

As the culmination of a three-year program through the Department of Art, Art History and Design, Master of Fine Arts candidates traditionally have their work displayed at the…

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Burgess New Venture Challenge Goes Virtual, Announces Winners

Monday, March 30, 2020

After Michigan State University’s announcement to move in-person classes to virtual learning to keep students safe from the novel coronavirus, the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation decided…

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MSU Makes Available Graduating Health Care Students to Aid in COVID-19 Response

Monday, March 30, 2020
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As Michigan works swiftly to expand its health care workforce to combat the exponentially rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state, Michigan State University is…

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MSU Student Earns National STEM Scholarship

Monday, March 30, 2020
College of Natural Science

A Michigan State University undergraduate student has been named a recipient of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Isabella Ginnett, an Honors College sophomore majoring in physics and…

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Senior Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry

Monday, March 23, 2020
Chemistry building entrance

Michigan State University chemistry senior Natasha Perry was selected by the American Chemical Society, or ACS, Division of Organic Chemistry to receive its Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Achievement…

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Students Sweep Design Awards Win 14 Gold Addys

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Photo of the College of Comm Arts building

Michigan State University won 93 awards at the 2020 ADDYs for the Mid-Michigan region, with students and alumni garnering gold awards and other honors in the largest and…

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MSU Student Awarded Nationally Competitive Research Assistant Fellowship

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
honors college building

Vishnu Kannan, a Michigan State University student interested in international affairs, was awarded a nationally competitive research assistant fellowship through the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at…

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