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Ten MSU Students, One Alumna Nominated for Prestigious Graduate School Scholarships

Friday, October 9, 2020
Honors College Building

Michigan State University has nominated nine undergraduate students, a graduate student and an alumna for nationally competitive graduate school scholarships: the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship and the…

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Mapping A Greener Future On Farms With Precision Technology

Thursday, October 8, 2020
soybean and corn fields

When it comes to farming, becoming more sustainable can also mean becoming more profitable. So it’s only natural that farmers would look to Spartans for help going —…

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Understanding How Algal Cells Divide When They Are Hungry

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Photobioreactors in the lab of David Kramer

A new study from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory delves into how algae manage cell division processes when they suffer from starvation. The finding has implications for biofuel technologies, given…

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Bringing The Promise Of Quantum Computing To Nuclear Physics

Thursday, October 8, 2020
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Quantum mechanics, the physics of atoms and subatomic particles, can be strange, especially compared to the everyday physics of Isaac Newton’s falling apples. But this unusual science is…

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Building A Trojan Horse To Fight Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Image of blood vessels and cancer tissue in mouse model

With a nearly $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Michigan State University researchers are using nanoscopic particles to turn the body’s own cells into weapons…

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Two NatSci Faculty Members Named MSU Foundation Professors

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
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Two Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) professors, Piotr Piecuch and Guowei Wei were recently named 2020 MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research. The MSU…

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MSU Leads $1 Million NSF Grant to Study Diversity in Classroom Instruction Materials

Thursday, October 1, 2020
classroom

Most scientists that students see in undergraduate educational materials do not reflect the diversity of researchers within the scientific community, nor do they match the identities of students…

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NSF Funded Research To Track Microorganisms In Michigan’s Subsurface Superhighways

Friday, September 25, 2020
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With more than 11,000 lakes, including four of the Great Lakes, Michigan is rightly known as the water state. But there’s more water, and more to water, in Michigan than…

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MSU’s Krajcik Receives Prestigious Mcgraw Prize In Education

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has received a 2020 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for his global impact on science teaching. Krajcik, a Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and…

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Accelerating Society’s Quantum Leap: MSU-Q Contributes To Innovative Curriculum

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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Members from Michigan State University’s Center for Quantum Computing, Science and Engineering, or MSU-Q, will join forces with four leading universities in the Midwest to develop QuSTEAM (Quantum Information Science, Technology,…

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