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NASA Project Studies How Urban Centers May Trap Birds During Migration

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Photo of yellow bird that is resting on a field of yellow flowers.

For many of the world’s birds, the most dangerous time in their lives occurs during their annual spring and fall migrations. For some, migration may mean a several…

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MSU Interdisciplinary Team Secures $3.2M Grant To Empower Off-Grid Communities

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Native fishermen docking their boats

Michigan State University Researcher Emilio Moran will lead a team in the development of a convergent framework offering non-dam hydropower as a sustainable energy solution for off-grid communities…

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Michigan Clean Water Corps To Be Administered By MSU Through New $1.7 Million Grant

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Great Lakes bathymetry map

The Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide network of volunteer programs for monitoring lake and stream water quality, will now be administered through MSU with a grant from…

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Schools’ Neighborhood Environment Affects Academic Outcomes in Flint

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Child raising hand in classroom

A neighborhood’s physical disorder has been linked to differences in academic outcomes. However, school neighborhood has not been studied as a potential additional environmental factor in academic outcomes—until now. In…

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Mapping a Virus: Visualizing COVID-19 in Michigan

Friday, May 8, 2020
map of michigan with Covid-19 hot zones depicted

As cases of the novel coronavirus began spreading across the globe earlier this year, Jonnell Sanciangco, a Michigan State University doctoral candidate specializing in spatial methodologies in the Department…

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MSU Researchers Collaborate on $2.7M DOE Grant to Study Sorghum

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Healthy growing crop of sorghum

Michigan State University researchers are part of a multi-university team that has been awarded a $2.7 million U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, grant for a new study…

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NASA Recognizes MSU CGCEO Faculty with Grant Awards

Monday, September 23, 2019
By Poulpy, based on work by NASA. - Derived from satellite imagery from NASA World Wind., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90374

Faculty from the Michigan State University’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) recently secured funding from NASA’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program for four projects studying the…

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Mapping Wildfires from Space

Friday, September 6, 2019

The following “Mapping wildfires from space – Turning remotely sensed observations into knowledge products” was presented by Professor David Roy to the MSU Board of Trustees on September…

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