July 2022 - MSU Innovation Center

Michigan Wheat Month

MI Wheat Month  In July 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed July as Wheat Month in Michigan in recognition of the importance of the wheat crop to Michigan’s economy. Annually, 40 million bushels of wheat are grown on more than 500,000 acres of Michigan farmland representing $281 million in economic impact for the state.     Dr. Eric Olson, the … Continued


Current MSU students, Matthew Rogien and Logan Nash, Developing Advanced Wearable Pepper Spray

Current MSU students, Matthew Rogien and Logan Nash, are developing a technologically- advanced, wearable pepper spray called My Triple 4s (444). Working with the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s MSU Hatch, Matt and Logan conducted more than 150 surveys, asking for opinions on self-defense technology. “People are currently carrying around the classic bulky, ugly … Continued


MSU’s Chengcheng Fang named a global leading innovator under 35

Michigan State University’s Chengcheng Fang has been named a 2022 Innovator Under 35 by the science and technology magazine MIT Technology Review. The magazine selected Fang for its list of “outstanding innovators who are younger than 35” because of her research’s potential to make batteries for electric vehicles run safer and last longer. In theory, … Continued


Kristen Cetin Audio Interview

Director of MSU Industrial Assessment Center, Kristen Cetin, discusses “Getting Green” and how we can better involve students with hands on experience with energy and manufacturing related fields. Click here to hear more.


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