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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


MSU researcher develops database to help cancer research

  MSU is developing a large genomic database to assist in cancer immunotherapy research. Dr. Bin Chen, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Departments of Pediatrics and Human Development, and Pharmacology and Toxicology, is developing a database to help scientists discover new drugs to fight cancer. His lab, the Bin Chen lab at MSU, researches … Continued


MSU Innovation Center gains new tech manager

Anupam Jhingran has joined the MSU Innovation Center as the new Technology Manager of Life Sciences. Jhingran is part of a team of tech managers at MSU Technologies that includes Brian Copple, Ray DeVito, Tom Herlache and Brad Shaw. Jhingran oversees the technology transfer from inventions in the field of life sciences from their initial … Continued


Innovator Spotlight: Dr. Guowei Wei

  Dr. Guowei Wei is developing artificial intelligence technology to make drug discovery faster and more affordable. AI is capable of massively transforming several industries like retail, consumer internet, financial services, and healthcare, but its potential for drug discovery is especially exciting. Unfortunately, a number of obstacles stand in the way of advancement, including the … Continued


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