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Designing Human Centered Technology to Support Health in Kenya

Friday, October 18, 2019
researchers in front of a phone with the health app

A Michigan State University research team is combining mobile technology insight from Kenyans and an approach called human-centered design, or HCD, to develop health tools for mobile devices…

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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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Fulbright Scholar Ups the Game Against Climate Change

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Ship on large lake at sunset

Researcher Uses Games to Educate People about Looming Natural Disasters To fully understand the impacts of a changing climate, you have to witness it first-hand. This is what…

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Can Facebook Improve Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and…

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The Psychology of Screen Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The average American spends up to six hours a day with some sort of screen media, but little is known about how that exposure and interaction affects users….

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The Dilemma at the Intersection of Value and Data

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Rader Web

A traffic jam in Chicago appears on the map on the screen, traced in a familiar red line. To the end user, it’s a sign of gridlock, which…

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How Journalists Become First Responders During a Natural Disaster

Friday, September 14, 2018

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Michigan State University researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to…

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Automated Vehicles will Create a Shift in Workforce Demands

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Despite concerns that arise in automated vehicles, or AVs, will displace significant numbers of truck drivers in the United States, only a modest number of truck driver jobs,…

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Traverse City Film Festival Showcasing Spartan Projects

Monday, July 30, 2018
Sparty Traverse City

Since 2005, cinema lovers from across the world have traveled to northern Michigan for the Traverse City Film Festival. This year, they will experience a host of projects…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
NSF Career Awardees Headshots

Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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