Michigan State University

Protecting piping plovers

Visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are often treated to tiny scurrying beachcombers - piping plovers. Future visitors, however, could see fewer of these celebrated shorebirds.

dateJan 23, 2018 in Ecology
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Streams can be sensors

Scientists at Michigan State University have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region's landscape, but the way they're being monitored can be improved.

dateDec 29, 2017 in Environment
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Scientists should be super modelers

Scholars and conservationists want to aim for the right future to preserve biodiversity and plan sustainable environments. One of those scholars is calling for due diligence to make sure the right data, not conventional wisdom, ...

dateDec 26, 2017 in Ecology
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Robot learning improves student engagement

The first-ever study of Michigan State University's pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom.

dateDec 01, 2017 in Social Sciences
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