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MSU’s Science Festival Brings Science Celebration April 1

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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MSU’s Science Festival is returning for its ninth year to bring a free, virtual celebration for all science lovers. During April 1-30, MSU will host over 200 digital…

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MSU Named Top 10 Agriculture and Forestry College in New Report

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Michigan State University is one of the top 10 agriculture colleges worldwide, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking by Subject report released in March. QS,…

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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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Flint Lead Free 2021 Report Highlights Positive Trends and Economic Benefits

Friday, February 19, 2021
Water coming out a sink faucet.

Flint Lead Free has released its 2021 report with the goal of sharing the widespread community efforts to reduce lead exposure, highlighting progress from new investments and partnerships and demonstrating…

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Foster Using Inspiration from Spiders to Improve 3D Printing

Monday, February 15, 2021
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Shanelle Foster is using inspiration from spiders to improve 3D printing. A researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)…

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Working Globally on Muslim Mental Health

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Farha Abbasi is uniquely positioned to build bridges between MSU and communities in the Muslim world. Abbasi, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has established a growing…

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Anctil to Research Impact of Solar Photovoltaics Industry in U.S.

Monday, February 8, 2021
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A civil and environmental engineering researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to evaluate the environmental impact of…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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Septic Science is Key to Cleaner Water

Friday, January 15, 2021
View of a waters edge from the water point of view.

There are an estimated 1.3 million septic systems in Michigan state and at least 10 percent of them are failing, leaking contaminants into Michigan’s ground and surface waters,…

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How ‘Iron Man’ Bacteria Could Help Protect the Environment

Friday, January 8, 2021

When Michigan State University’s Gemma Reguera first proposed her new research project to the National Science Foundation, one grant reviewer responded that the idea was not “environmentally relevant.”…

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