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.
New approach urged for 'abysmal' K-12 writing instruction
Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is "abysmal" and the Common Core State Standards don't go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues.
New biofuel process dramatically improves energy recovery
A new biofuel production process created by Michigan State University researchers produces energy more than 20 times higher than existing methods.
Biologists decode deadly E. coli strain
The secret to the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany has been decoded, thanks to research conducted at Michigan State University.
Learning with 'stronger peers' yields no boost
A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher achieving classmates.
Study asks: Is a 'better world' possible?
For years, policymakers have attempted to create communities where a diverse group of residents not only live close to one other but also interact freely – in other words, neighborhoods that are both integrated and socially ...
Computer viruses could take a lesson from showy peacocks
(Phys.org)—Computer viruses are constantly replicating throughout computer networks and wreaking havoc. But what if they had to find mates in order to reproduce?
New gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants
(Phys.org)—The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants.
Hyenas that think outside the box solve problems faster
Innovative problem solving requires trying many different solutions. That's true for humans, and now Michigan State University researchers show that it's true for hyenas, too.
Microbes help hyenas communicate via scent
(Phys.org)—Bacteria in hyenas' scent glands may be the key controllers of communication.
Time in a bottle: Scientists watch evolution unfold
A 21-year Michigan State University experiment that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, researchers ...