As an engineer or a "tech geek," my early research focused on technological improvement to reach energy efficiency. I applied many approaches in construction engineering, building science, geographic information systems and building information modeling.
As the snow retreats and the days grow longer, I am again turning my attention towards summer fieldwork. I have fond memories of relaxing by the pool and spending time with my friends and family during high school and undergraduate summer breaks.
The MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design will present its 2017 annual Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28. The juried fashion show is a culmination of creative explorations ranging from classical to avant-garde designs. The show is an opportunity for students to both be recognized for their work and to receive awards for their designs.
Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods, indicates a new MSU study that's the most comprehensive to date.
Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month earlier than they did 15 years ago, according to a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University hydrologist.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the MSU College of Human Medicine has been selected to serve as an honorary co-chair of the global March for Science event in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22.
You don't need the charisma of Steve Jobs to be an effective boss, indicates new research led by MSU business scholars.
The MSU women's golf team got its first tournament victory of the season, claiming the Lady Buckeye Invitational championship on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
At the April 13 Board of Trustees meeting, 52 students were recognized with Board of Trustees' Awards for having the highest scholastic average at the close of their last semester in attendance at MSU.
Michigan State baseball resumes Big Ten Conference action this weekend by hosting Ohio State in a three-game weekend series at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Michigan State men's golf returns to familiar conditions, playing in the Boilermaker Invitational April 15-16 at the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Course. The Spartans will play their next two tournaments in Big Ten country, traveling to Purdue before taking part in the Robert Kepler Invitational in Columbus, Ohio April 22-23.
Former Michigan State women's basketball guard Tori Jankoska was drafted ninth by the Chicago Sky at the 2017 WNBA Draft on Thursday.
Seated in front of the iconic Sparty Statue at the intersection of Kalamazoo Street and Chestnut Road, Miles Bridges announced his intentions to return to Michigan State for his sophomore season early Thursday evening.
MSU students who live in the residence halls will see an increase in room-and-board rates of 2.5 percent for the 2017-18 academic year, the lowest percentage increase in 19 years.
An MSU researcher, in collaboration with other researchers in Australia and Germany, has received a three-year, $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program grant to study how human cells respond to certain stressors associated with disease and aging.
Due to the flooding of the Red Cedar River adjacent to Secchia Softball Stadium and the Old College Field complex, the weekend softball series between Michigan State and Illinois has been relocated, and will be played at Davenport University's Farmers Insurance Athletic Complex.
An expert in polymeric materials and composites from the Colorado School of Mines has been appointed as the inaugural David L. and Denise M. Lamp Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering at MSU.
Piotr Piecuch, University Distinguished Professor of chemistry and adjunct professor of physics and astronomy in the MSU College of Natural Science, was selected as the 2017 Lawrence J. Schaad Lecturer in Theoretical Chemistry by Vanderbilt University.
"She's creative." Was that just a nice way for my teacher to describe my chattiness, boredom and high activity level in elementary school? Or did it really all boil down to creativity? When I was in fifth grade, the teachers approached my parents with a proposal that I attend a school for creative kids two days a week. So, off I went, with other "creative" kids. I didn't really get it. I was pretty much a horrible artist and to my 10-year-old self, that's what I thought creative meant. So why me? What did creativity really mean? And why was I singled out?
Maya Angelou once said, ""I think that each one of us is born with creativity." I'm going to go ahead and agree with her. At that special school, there was simply no cookie-cutter creative kid. With every lesson we studied, with every project we did, our individual creativity was explored in countless ways. Some kids were incredible artists. Others, could weave a tale with their words. A bunch of budding McGuyvers could make a working machine out of things like rubber bands and popsicle sticks. A few were so smart I'm sure by now they're working on curing cancer.
But this class wasn't about top grades or even being smart - it was about looking at things differently and trying something new. It meant having the courage to color outside the lines and take a path less traveled. It taught us to challenge preconceived notions and pursue crazy ideas. In the words of Pablo Picasso, "The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense." Every day that group of diverse, mismatched fifth graders dared to defeat that enemy by throwing "good" sense out the window.
Michigan State's Student-Athlete Support Services hosted the 20th annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala on Monday evening at the Breslin Center. In all, 315 student-athletes were honored.