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Twenty-five outstanding MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci) faculty, staff and students were recognized for their achievements and contributions at the NatSci Annual State of the College meeting and Awards Ceremony held Nov. 16 at MSU’s Molecular Plant Sciences Building.
Garrett King, a Michigan State University College of Natural Science senior majoring in physics, was nominated earlier this month by MSU for the Churchill Scholarship—a nationally competitive STEM scholarship that pays for graduate school in the United Kingdom.
Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski was inducted into the American Philosophical Society (APS) — the oldest "learned society" in the United States — on Nov. 9 in Philadelphia.
MSU's Department of Physiology held its 7th Annual Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Day on Oct. 27 at the Impression 5 Museum in Lansing, Mich., where area school children have the opportunity each year to have “PhUn” while learning about the science of the human body. The event attracted an estimated 740 visitors.
New MSU research published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters, adds a dimension to the vertical perspective of the carbon cycle by showing how water moves massive amounts of carbon laterally through ecosystems – especially during floods.
NatSci alum Roger Beachy and department staffer Marc Conlin were among the slate of 11 impressive Spartans recently honored at the 2018 Grand Awards Gala, which recognizes the best of the best MSU Spartans— those making an impact in their companies, communities, and at Michigan State University.
Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, is the recipient of the 2018 MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan Quality in Teaching Award.
As our planet warms, what life will survive and thrive? If the coal fire-fueled soils around Centralia, Pennsylvania, are any indication, organisms with smaller genomes and cells may do well in the future.
An international team, including MSU's Robin Buell, generated genome sequences for sweet potato wild relatives, providing genomic resources for sweet potato improvement that can be shared with breeders and farmers.
The sixth Ronald H. and Mary E. Simon Actuarial Science Lecture was held Oct. 25 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University.