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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.

Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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Students Investigate Groundwater Sustainability in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Field Sampling with Undergrads

Background. The State of Michigan – although surrounded by the Great Lakes – relies heavily on groundwater to support its different water-use sectors. Over 700 million gallons are…

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New Laboratory Explores Vertical Farming

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Erik Runkle, a professor in the MSU Department of Horticulture, developed new Controlled-Environment Lighting Laboratory (CELL) to: Conduct research on controlled-environment production of high-value specialty food crops, such as…

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New Blood Pressure App and Hardware Rivals Arm Cuff Accuracy

Monday, March 12, 2018
A team of Michigan State University scientists has created a new app and hardware for smartphones to measure blood pressure with accuracy that may rival arm-cuff devices.

Cuff devices for blood pressure measurement are inconvenient, and mobile device apps for blood pressure measurement that are now being introduced may lack accuracy. To solve this problem,…

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Uncovering the Inner Workings of Marek’s Disease

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alec Steep is a PhD student currently enrolled in the Genetics Program at Michigan State University. The primary focus of his doctoral dissertation is uncovering the genetic mechanisms…

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Chasing Ghost Particles from MSU to Antarctica

Monday, March 5, 2018
Devyn Rysewyk (R) stands next to Martin Rongen, of RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Rysewyk's teammate, and the finished particle detector prototype atop the IceCube Laboratory located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Ever since she was an undergraduate student, Devyn Rysewyk aspired to travel to Antarctica and study neutrinos, or ghost particles. “Neutrinos are very elusive and mysterious particles,” said…

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Using Communication to Reduce Food Waste

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Food waste image

New research from the Michigan State University shows that people from the United States and China respond differently to mass media and social media campaigns related to food…

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Older Adults Resent, Fear the ‘Digital Divide’

Friday, January 5, 2018
decorative computer screen

Use of communication technologies, such as the Internet and smartphones, have changed the way that we interact with each other. Many of us benefit from being able to…

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Students Offer Novel Solutions for Driveway Snow Removal

Friday, January 5, 2018
Osazuwamen Usuomon, Chloe Alverson, Elias Naddaf; seated, Michael Johnson

The assignment was simple: design a prototype that will allow Michael Johnson, a sports car racer with a wheelchair, to remove snow from his driveway. But to develop an…

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Accounting Students Win Deloitte Regional Competition

Friday, December 22, 2017
Autumn leaves and textured sky frames the Broad College of Business on a fall morning.

Communication and determination positioned the Broad College of Business team of Accounting students to bring home the win from the Regional Deloitte FanTAXtic Competition and the Deloitte Audit Innovation Campus Challenge. These…

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