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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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MSU’s Online Tool Helps Citizen Scientists Solve Community Problems

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
people working around a river

With proper training and recently launched online software and web-portal, citizen scientists can follow scientific-based practices to improve environmental decision-making and even secure funding to help solve environmental…

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Great Lakes Vital to Strong Michigan Tourism Industry

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
infographic about Michigan

Michigan boasts 3,288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline – the longest freshwater coastline in the United States – as well as more than 11,000 inland lakes and 76,000…

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Michigan’s Tourism Industry Continues Strong Performance

Monday, April 18, 2016
Sleeping Bear Dunes

Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at…

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How Monetary Incentives Impact Social Norms

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Sanjiangyuan

Maria Lapinski, a communication scientist in the Department of Communication, and John Kerr, a researcher with a focus on economics from the Department of Community Sustainability, are studying…

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