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MSU’s MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub Announces 2020 Translational Research Grants

Media Contact Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu, (517) 899-8130 The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) AgBio Innovation Hub recently announced its 2020 translational research awards. With funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Michigan State University, the Hub funds development of technologies that address commercial needs in the agriculture and industrial life science markets … Continued


MSU secures IP License agreement with Great Lakes Crystal Technologies

Media Contact: Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu, 517-899-8130 Michigan State University has entered into a license agreement with Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s capital region. The license agreement covers a portfolio of issued and pending patents invented by MSU scientists and engineers in collaboration with their scientific colleagues at the MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center … Continued


Agriculture industry presses on during pandemic

Despite many closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agriculture industry has continued to progress in these uncertain times to meet supply and demand needs. Farmers and others in the agriculture industry have been declared essential workers by the government to keep up on food production. Mark Seamon, research director of the Michigan Soybean … Continued


MSU space tech presented in virtual science festival

Michigan State University’s Science Festival has gone digital. Jenna A. Van Fossen and Daniel Griffin recently presented their research on building better space teams for the Saturday Morning Science livestream. Fossen and Griffin are both graduate assistants in the MSU NASA Lab on Team Processes. This lab is run by Steve W.J. Kozlowski and C.H. “Daisy” … Continued


Gracielou Klinger wins GLBRC early career award

This article has been reposted from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center Gracielou Klinger, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientist and graduate student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry departments at Michigan State University, is the 2020 recipient of GLBRC’s Jennifer L. Reed Bioenergy Science Award. Gracielou Klinger likes to describe the chemicals … Continued


Inventor Spotlight: Dr. M. Emin Kutay

Michigan roads are in need of repair, and Dr. M. Emin Kutay is looking for the solution with his research in pavement technology. Kutay, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, researches ways to enhance pavement technology to extend the durability and longevity of roads. He and his team have developed a … Continued


MSU Continues Coursera Outreach

Throughout 2018-2019, professors at Michigan State University continued to extend their knowledge online, reaching thousands through Coursera, an online database of courses and specializations taught by accredited university professors around the world. Through Coursera, professors upload course material in the form of videos, quizzes and projects. Students sign up for the classes and receive a … Continued


Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz

  Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz is making the world a greener place through his research in paper at Michigan State University. Rabnawaz, assistant professor in the School of Packaging and adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry, is researching and developing smarter and more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions. He recently developed of a new kind of paper. … Continued


Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez

  Dr. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez is harnessing the power of bacteria to improve plant growth. Martinez-Gomez, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, began studying genetics and metabolism while earning her Ph.D. “I find it extremely engaging and exciting that based on data, we can generate testable models to either rebut … Continued


York Project opens permanent store in Detroit

Josh York, Michigan State University and Conquer Accelerator alumnus, opened the first permanent location for his company, the York Project, in late August. The York Project is a Detroit-based clothing company. York became interested in making clothing when he was in middle school. He made shirts with his mom and sold them to his classmates. … Continued


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