Michigan State University (MSU) was established in 1855 and is located in East Lansing, Michigan. The student body exceeds 40,000 students and includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. MSU's work in technology, science and engineering is ranked high in the USA. MSU's graduate school in nuclear physics was recently named the 2nd highest school of its kind in the U.S. MSU is consistently rated in the Top 100 of public universities and is particularly noted for its high retention rate for undergraduate students.
We're not alone—but the universe may be less crowded than we think
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe than might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University.
Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time
Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100 years. Though fingerprints are assumed to be infallible personal identifiers, there has ...
Is Facebook the next frontier for online learning?
Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped classrooms.
Building a better semiconductor
Research led by Michigan State University could someday lead to the development of new and improved semiconductors.
Justice system chips away at women's rights
Arrests of women increased dramatically in the past two decades, while domestic abuse laws meant to protect female victims have put many behind bars for defending themselves, a new paper argues.
Environmental activism works, study shows
The environmental movement is making a difference - nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study.
Polar bears aren't the only victims of climate change
From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues a Michigan State University researcher in a new study.
Public debate could be key to strong economy
As it turns out, people who speak their minds loudly and often could be responsible for economic prosperity.
Social media should play greater role in disaster communication
When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines in 2013, thousands of people were killed, in part because they didn't know it was coming or didn't know how to protect themselves.
Applying research agendas to sport fishing
As one of the most highly prized game fish in the upper Midwest, muskellunge (also known as muskies) and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing declines in natural reproduction, ...
Schools failing to address biased student discipline
School districts are failing to address the discipline gap between students of color and white students—in some cases even blocking researchers from gathering data on the troubling trend, a Michigan State ...
Online gambling would benefit from better regulation
The U.S. government's attempt to crack down on Internet gambling is widely seen as a convoluted mess. Yet, more controlled and defined regulation would likely benefit the $41 billion industry and protect ...
Tablets can help elderly cross the 'digital divide'
One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the "digital divide" is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of laptops.
Supernovas help 'clean' galaxies
Supernovas just might be the maid service of the universe.
Online safety: If you want something done right, do it yourself
When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure.