Month: September 2022 - MSU Innovation Center


MSU Mobility spotlighted at North American International Auto Show

Michigan State University Mobility took center stage at the North American International Auto Show Thursday during a panel discussion with its peer institutions from the University Research Corridor, or URC, to highlight how the institution is leading the nation in preparing students who will take their talents into the ever-changing mobility industry. MSU University Distinguished … Continued


Campus as a Living Lab: Micromobility Research at MSU

Data from the National Travel Survey suggests that 28% of all trips annually in the US were less than a mile, and 60% used private vehicles. With such a large portion of US travel happening over such short distances, there is a significant opportunity to reduce emissions by shifting some of these trips from private … Continued


Intern Highlight: Hannah Holycross

Hannah Holycross is a Communications/PR intern with the MSU Innovation Center. She is currently pursuing a Journalism degree at Michigan State and hopes to graduate in the spring of 2026. Hannah hopes to increase awareness of the MSU Innovation center to a wider audience and to promote the cutting-edge research and technology being created at … Continued


Improving ‘Holy Grail’ Lithium Metal Batteries

Q&A with engineer Chengcheng Fang Michigan State University is one of the top 100 research universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, widely regarded as among the top research-intensive institutions in North America. The following story highlights one of the many examples of MSU’s research excellence and innovation. … Continued


Michigan State University Foundation and MSU Announce Recipients of 2022 Strategic Partnership Grants

Dr. Ranjan Mukherjee from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with his colleagues, received the 2022 Strategic Partnership Grant for their proposal entitled Empowering Individuals with Disability in Employment Settings: An Ability-First Human-Centric Approach. To read more about how they plan to use multidisciplinary expertise in order to achieve greater inclusivity of people with disabilities … Continued


Ride Along with The State News on MSU’s Autonomous Bus

Starting at Commuter Lot 89 traveling down Farm Lane 2.5 miles to the MSU Auditorium – this is the route of Michigan State’s autonomous bus. The Karsan Autonomous e-ATAK bus is bright green with an interior to match. Spartan head decals decorate both sides and front of the 27-foot vehicle. Since plans were introduced last November, … Continued


MSU Solar Racing Team Shines Light on Innovation in Mobility

It is no secret the automotive industry is at a transformational crossroads. Many companies are working toward transitioning from the internal combustion engine to electrification and sustainable mobility. Helping to lead that transformation are the 75 students in the driver’s seat of the MSU Solar Racing Team, a student-run organization that designs, builds, and races … Continued



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