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MSU professor honored with environmental stewardship award

Stephen K. Hamilton, professor and associate director of the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, is the recipient of the 2015 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Society of Freshwater Science.

A star is born: Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation
A star is born: Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation

More than 20 years of research by an MSU-led team has culminated in what might be the answer to why some galaxies produce stars and others do not. Galactic "rain" may be the key to whether a galaxy is "fertile."

Boot camp gives students real-life lessons in health and science careers

Michigan State University’s second annual Science and Health Career Boot Camp was a resounding success, with more than 180 undergraduate students attending the day-long event on Feb. 21.

'Worldwide, the nitrogen cycle is off'
'Worldwide, the nitrogen cycle is off'

When exposed to nitrogen fertilizer over a period of years, nitrogen-fixing bacteria called rhizobia evolve to become less beneficial to legumes.

NatSci senior honored for organic chemistry research

Claire Baniel, a chemistry senior in the MSU College of Natural Science, has been selected to receive an American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry.

MSU chemistry professor named distinguished fellow

MSU University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy Piotr Piecuch has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists.

High Five: MSU honored for physics education

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition has honored MSU by including the university as an initial inductee into its “5+ Club,” an elite group of institutions that has graduated five or more physics teachers in a given year.

NatSci junior helps MSU debate team net 1st place win

The MSU debate team won the Texas Open tournament this week. Margaret Strong, a College of Natural Science mathematics junior, and her partner, Tyler Thur, an Honors College member and international relations junior, were the winning MSU team. 

Iranian-Egyptian Ph.D. student named Soros fellowship finalist

Raeuf Roushangar, an MSU College of Natural Science Ph.D. student in biochemistry and molecular biology, is one of 77 finalists out of 1,200 applicants for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

MSU professor appointed an associate editor of Chemical Science

MSU chemistry professor James McCusker has been appointed an associate editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship journal, Chemical Science