June, 2021 - MSU Innovation Center

Hey Siri, I’m feeling stressed: Can AI chatbots help fill the empathy gap?

Source: MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences

Stressed out? Need to talk? Turning to a chatbot for emotional support might help. ComArtSci Associate Professor of Communication Jingbo Meng wanted to see just how effective artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots could be in delivering supportive messages. So she set up the research and used a chatbot development platform to test it out.

June 17, 2021: Appointment of vice president for research and innovation

Dear Colleagues, This week, I am recommending Doug Gage to the Board of Trustees as the next vice president for research and innovation. This is a three-year, fixed-term appointment and is pending the Board of Trustees’ approval at the meeting on Friday. During the third year of the term, I intend to initiate a search. …

Startup Success: Great Lakes Crystal Technologies

Collaborative support fuels diamond growth MSU’s entrepreneurial ecosystem amplifies tech transfer potential for startups Validation is a great motivator. External confirmation that your work has potential can offer a valuable confidence boost. And when it comes in the form of grant funding and operational support for a nascent technology, it fuels momentum in meaningful scientific …

Staff Highlight: Meet Janet Foreman

You don’t have to look long to spot a variety of fun flamingos adorning Janet Foreman’s office. They’re bright and cheerful, adding just the right pop. Foreman’s personality is just as pleasant. Serving as the executive staff assistant and office manager for MSU Technologies, the tech transfer and commercialization arm of the MSU Innovation Center, …

Back To Top