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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 the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation website.

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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Five MSU Students, Three Alumni Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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Michigan State University has nominated five undergraduate students and three alumni for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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New Drug Combos May Prevent Resistance to Melanoma Treatments

Friday, November 8, 2019
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A Michigan State University study led by a physiology graduate student in the College of Human Medicine has found that new drug combinations may prevent melanoma, an often…

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MSU Student, Alumna Named Finalists for Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Honors College Building

One Michigan State University undergraduate student and one alumna are finalists for the Marshall Scholarship and Rhodes Scholarship. MSU’s two finalists for the Marshall Scholarship are Anna Esenther…

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FRIB, MSUSciComm Partner Host YouTube Star Physics Girl

Friday, October 25, 2019
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Nearly 500 people attended a live-science art show on Oct. 19 featuring YouTube science communicator “Physics Girl” Dianna Cowern. The crowd included grade-school students, teachers, parents, college students,…

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