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Low-Cost Irrigation Sensor Diminishing Water Waste in Farming

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Master’s Student, Brenden Kelley, has been working on an environmentally friendly way to water crops by creating low-cost irrigation sensors. During his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Kelley studied water conservation with Assistant Professor Younsuk Dong and other students as a part of the BAE Irrigation Research Group. This … Continued


Dr. Dong Zhao: Working to Make Older Buildings Greener

Dr. Dong Zhao’s research at Michigan State University is working to generate optimal solutions to make cities more sustainable and user-friendly.  Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in MSU’s school of Planning, Design, and Construction. His research is focused on the human-building integration that considers occupants, technologies, and environments in the creation of … Continued


Power generation you can see through

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. Building greener vehicles with help from plants Spartan engineers and Ford Motor Co. are creating new polymers and composites for the automotive industry using sustainable materials from nature As a building material, bamboo is pretty amazing. Even though it’s technically a grass, bamboo’s reeds can be tougher than … Continued


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