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Wilson Named President-Elect of American Chemical Society

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
MSU Chemistry building and Angela Wilson with ACS logo

Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join…

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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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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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MSU’s Cooper and McCusker Receive Royal Society of Chemistry Honors

Friday, June 26, 2020
The new entrance to the Chemistry building on Shaw Lane.

Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, and James K. McCusker, Michigan State University Foundation Professor of Chemistry, each received a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Chemistry,…

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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
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As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy…

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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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MSU’s Piotr Piecuch Named Xingda Lecturer by Peking University

Thursday, January 2, 2020
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Piotr Piecuch, Michigan State University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and adjunct professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Natural Science, was named the 2019 Xingda Lecturer…

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Six MSU Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Beaumont Tower on a cold winter morning.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to six MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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Pathways, Perspective, and People

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The presentation was given by Professor Angela Wilson during her investiture as an MSU Foundation Professor on October 29, 2019. Video transcript below: [applause]. [Angela Wilson, standing at…

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High Resolution NMR Spectroscopy and Molecular Modeling of Confined Fluids

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This presentation was given by Professor R. James Kirkpatrick during his investiture as an MSU Foundation Professor on October 29, 2019. Sadly, Professor Kirkpatrick passed away on January…

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