July, 2021 - MSU Innovation Center

Spartan irrigation management technology cuts costs, protects environment

  More than 70 low-cost moisture monitoring systems are being installed across Midwestern farmland this year thanks to Michigan State University’s Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Irrigation Research Group (BAE-Irrigation). The Low-Cost Monitoring System (LOCOMOS) includes hardware and software to help farmers make more informed decisions about how much to irrigate and how to better manage … Continued

Staff Feature: Janelle’ Flores

Nearing 15 years of work at the MSU Innovation Center, Janelle’ Flores serves as the Human Resources administrator — handling the management and oversight of university systems and practices while helping the team stay informed. Originally, Flores was hired in 2007 as a temporary employee in the receptionist position for MSU Technologies — the tech … Continued

NEOGEN Land Grant Prize Applications Due September 16, 2021

New Graduate Research Funding Opportunity Overview The Office of Research and Innovation announces a new award program, the Neogen Land Grant Prize. Funded by a gift from former Provost and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. John E. Cantlon, and his wife Carolyne Irene Cantlon, this endowed award program seeks to advance the … Continued

Let’s Build Safer Streets Together with Data

Building a transportation system where people can move safely is a top priority for nearly every city leader — whether someone is commuting to work or taking an e-scooter to meet a friend. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year more than 35,000 fatalities occur as a result of motor vehicle crashes … Continued

MSU maintains longstanding issued patent ranking among universities worldwide

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center ander1ta@msu.edu Michigan State University has been ranked among the top 100 patent-granting universities worldwide — positioning MSU again as a longtime leader in supporting the vital role patents play in advancing research and innovation. The 2020 report, recently released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) … Continued

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