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Probing How Plants Deal With Drought

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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A new $1.2 million grant could help farmers bring more drought-resistant crops to their fields The National Science Foundation has awarded Michigan State University researcher Polly Hsu a $1.2 million…

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Zhao Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Energy Retrofit of Residential Buildings

Friday, February 19, 2021
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In January, Dong Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor of construction management in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction, received a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award…

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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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MSU’s Richard Lenski Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, February 12, 2021
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During his ground-breaking E. coli Long-Term Evolution Project (LTEE), Michigan State University experimental evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has witnessed the beginning and end of more than one lifetime—73,000 bacterial lifetimes and counting,…

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University Researchers from Minority Groups More Likely to Feel Undervalued

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
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A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Michigan State University social scientists, has been granted over $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to study “epistemic exclusion.” This type of…

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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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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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Pandas’ Popularity ‘Umbrella’ Not Protecting Neighbors

Monday, January 4, 2021
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Doubt is cast on the long-held hope that the conservation protections granted pandas and other adored threatened species extended to their wildlife neighbors, calling for broader conservation efforts….

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Researchers To Test Wastewater Statewide For Early COVID-19 Detection

Friday, December 11, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers have received $2.1 million in grant funding to test for the novel coronavirus in wastewater, which has the potential to be an early warning…

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