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Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

Friday, September 20, 2019
Car and semi on the highway

A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of…

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NIH Grant Funds Study to Improve Detroit’s Health Through Nature

Monday, August 26, 2019
Photo of detroit park and sign reading " greening of detroit park"

Faculty from Michigan State University received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for an experiment to improve the health of Detroit’s residents by cultivating…

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Spartans Map Michigan’s Sand Dunes

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Home to the largest collection of freshwater coastal sand dunes in the world, Michigan is a favorite vacation spot for thousands of visitors each year. But until recently,…

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Survey Reveals Michigan’s Fears Regarding Line 5 Spill

Monday, February 25, 2019
Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac, State of the State Survey, Mackinac Bridge, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Michigan residents are worried about a spill of the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac and are even more concerned about a rupture…

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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Satellite Data Helping Farmers in Africa, Asia

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Joseph Messina

Michigan State University’s Joe Messina, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science, and associate dean for Research in the College of Social Science, is known…

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MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Daniel Kramer and iaguo Qi

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…

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MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

Thursday, October 19, 2017
drought map of the United States

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a competitively funded NOAA research project to create a better system for predicting droughts, a type of climate extreme that causes…

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How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sue Grady

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…

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