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1. NSF grant supports project to improve undergraduate physiology curriculum

MSU researcher Kevin Haudek is the lead investigator of a three-year, $485,000 National Science Foundation grant that develops learning progressions and evaluates principle-based reasoning in undergraduate physiology students.


Tags: Grant, NSF, Teaching, Students
2. $1.2 million NSF grant helps integrate computational science into high school physics

Four MSU scientists, led by physics education researcher Danny Caballero, are using a three-year, $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to integrate computation in science classes across Michigan—specifically, in physics.

Tags: Grant, NSF, Teaching, Students
3. New techniques pinpoint evolution in fungi

Michigan State University and Yale University scientists have illuminated a successful new strategy for pinpointing fungi genes responsible for the evolution of certain biological processes. The results appear in the current issue of PLoS Genetics.

Tags: Evolution, Research, Plant science, NSF
4. Recreating interstellar ions with lasers

Using lasers, MSU scientist Marcos Dantus and his team have unlocked the secret of H3+—the molecule of the universe—by successfully duplicating the mechanisms that form it from organic molecules.

Tags: Astrophysics, Research, Evolution, DOE, NSF
5. $2 million NSF grant awarded to predict future viability of phytoplankton

MSU aquatic ecologist Elena Litchman is the lead investigator of a four-year, $2 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity grant to study how genetic and functional diversity in phytoplankton helps them adapt to rising ocean temperatures.

Tags: Environment, Grant, NSF, Water, Climate change, Research
6. $1.5M NSF grant to explore secrets of electric fish genome

Electric fish have been a model biology system since the 18th century. Their potential, though, has been mostly isolated to neurological studies. MSU researcher Jason Gallant has landed a $1.5 million NSF grant to develop a new type of model for biology could help scientists decode the function of genomes in their research.

Tags: Research, NSF, Animal biology
7. Seabird bones, fossils reveal broad food-web shift in North Pacific

Scientists at MSU and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History have discovered that the now endangered Hawaiian petrel has experienced a significant shift in food resources most likely during the past 100 years – a disruption that may be due to industrial fishing practices.

Tags: Environment, Research, NSF, Sustainability
8. MSU 'rethinks hydropower' with $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant

An interdisciplinary team of MSU scientists, including hydrogeologist David Hyndman, will use a $2.6 million NSF grant to investigate new ways to produce hydropower, increase food production and lessen the environmental damage caused by dams.

Tags: Environment, Energy, NSF, Faculty, Research
9. Water, water everywhere

This past fall, Jay Zarnetske, NatSci environmental hydrologist, had the opportunity to perform novel exploratory reseach on the influence of hydrology on ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles on the North Slope of Alaska.

Tags: NSF, Research, Environment, Water
10. MSU-led research project receives $1.84 million NSF Dimensions in Biodiversity grant

MSU integrative biologist Janette Boughman is the lead principal investigator of a five-year, $1.84 million National Science Foundation Dimensions of Biodiversity collaborative grant to pursue novel research studying the evolution of threespine stickleback throughout Iceland.

Tags: NSF, Research, Evolution

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