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Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 576,000 living alumni worldwide.

MSU researchers help reveal a ‘blueprint’ for photosynthesis

“New findings in microbes called cyanobacteria present new opportunities for plant science, bioengineering and environmental protection Michigan State University researchers and colleagues at the University of California Berkeley, the University of South Bohemia and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have helped …

Spartan researchers create a magnet made of one molecule

“Scientists use ‘impressive’ chemistry that opens new doors for hard drives and other cutting-edge technology Sometimes making a brand-new type of box requires outside-the-box thinking, which is exactly what Spartan chemists used to create an eight-atom, magnetic cube. That tiny …

Say hello to a record-setting isotope

“Spartans joined an international team to create an isotope of magnesium that’s never been seen before In collaboration with an international team of researchers, Michigan State University has helped create the world’s lightest version, or isotope, of magnesium …

A silver lining for extreme electronics

“Michigan State researchers are building tougher circuits to help withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration and more Tomorrow’s cutting-edge technology will need electronics that can tolerate extreme conditions. That’s why a group of researchers led …

Reading between the diamonds

“The high temperatures and pressures of the Earth’s mantle forge carbon-rich minerals known as carbonates into diamond. But less is known about the fate of carbonates that travel even deeper underground — depths from which no sample has ever been …

Quantum leap: Novel computational approach launches new paradigm in electronic structure theory

“A group of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers specializing in quantum calculations has proposed a radically new computational approach to solving the complex many-particle Schrödinger equation that holds the key to explaining the motion of electrons in atoms and molecules …

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

“Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric. Imagine: an ultrathin smart tablet that can be stretched …

Flexible device captures energy from human motion

“The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer. Michigan State University engineering researchers have created a new way to harvest energy from human motion, using a film-like device that …

Patented bioelectrodes have electrifying taste for waste

“New research at Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature Communications shows how Geobacter bacteria grow as films on electrodes and generate electricity a process thats ready to be scaled up to industrial levels. The thick …