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In a new study published in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, MSU scientists show that hyenas that form strong coalitions can gain social status, which can have lasting benefits over many generations.
Kristen Hendricks, an MSU assistant professor of mathematics in the College of Natural Science, is one of 20 researchers who received a prestigious 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in mathematics.
Guowei Wei, professor of mathematics and biochemistry and molecular biology in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors and academics that provides informed news analysis and commentary to the general public.
Three MSU College of Natural Science seniors were recently honored at the 3rd Annual MSU Outreach and Engagement Awards Ceremony for outstanding community service.
MSU microbiologist Gemma Reguera has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. Reguera was recognized specifically by AAM as a “scholar, educator and communicator of distinction and accomplishment.”
New research led by MSU researchers and published in the current issue of Ecological Applications shows that the level of human activity/disturbance in carnivore communities has varied effects--some species decrease while others increase, which reveals how varying conservation and management policies can impact carnivores.
Four graduate students from MSU’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the College of Natural Science met with staff at the offices of Senator Peters, Senator Stabenow, Representative Slotkin and four other representatives Feb. 5-7 to advocate for science funding.
In its continuing effort to create long-term, meaningful culture change post-Nassar, the MSU College of Natural Science is conducting a collegewide survey from Feb. 20 to March 20 to solicit feedback from faculty, staff and students about their experiences with and perspectives about the NatSci community.
A collaboration between the College of Natural Science’s Department of Statistics and Probability and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University has estimated the boundaries of nuclear existence by applying statistical analysis to nuclear models and assessed the impact of current and future FRIB experiments.
Three College of Natural Science students were nominated by MSU for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The honor provides up to two years of undergraduate tuition for outstanding students pursuing research careers in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.