MSU Economic Stimulus Funding: News and Impact

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May 26, 2010
MSU uses $1.7 million grant to harvest fuel from bacteria
EAST LANSING, Mich. — An MSU bioreactor expert is part of a team tapped to exploit a bacterium’s potential ability to produce an alternative fuel for automobiles. R. Mark Worden, professor of chemical engineering, is part of a group receiving $1.7 million to build a reactor system for Ralstonia eutropha, a bacterium that scientists aim to engineer to metabolize hydrogen and carbon dioxide to produce isobutanol, a fuel that can be used as a replacement for gasoline. Read more >>

April 28, 2010
Particle ‘mousetrap’ could answer gnawing cosmic questions
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Capturing fleeting bits of matter to reveal the nature of the universe is a little like trying to trap incredibly tiny, impossibly speedy mice alive. Read more >>

April 1 , 2010
College of Nursing awarded $7.45 million to expand facilities
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU's College of Nursing has been awarded nearly $7.45 million in federal stimulus money to expand its research facilities and capacity in a new building. Read more >>

Jan. 22, 2010
Laser capture device to help researcher study plant cells
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Brad Day’s lab recently acquired a laser capture microdissection instrument thanks to a $211,000 stimulus grant. The device will help Day and his team reveal the cellular structures of plant life. Read more (with video) >>

Jan. 21, 2010
MSU grant will help expand broadband access in Michigan
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU will use a grant totaling nearly $1 million to help expand broadband access to underserved areas of Michigan. MSU will receive $895,482 to expand almost 90 existing library computer centers and establish new centers to provide access for people in 15 underserved counties. Read more >>

Nov. 9, 2009
National anti-gun violence program largely successful
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Project Safe Neighborhoods – a community-based policing effort launched in 2001 – has been largely successful in its goal of reducing violent crime, according to an analysis by MSU. And, as an offshoot of the program, the U.S. Department of Justice recently awarded MSU $1 million in stimulus funding to expand a research and training program designed to eliminate illegal drug markets. Read more >>

Nov. 5, 2009
Grant to help team improve drug development from plants
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Scientists at MSU are receiving nearly $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to uncover how several popular plants make medicinal compounds. Read more >>

Oct. 29, 2009
MSU receives $2.5 million DOE award to build hybrid engine
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University researchers have received a $2.5 million federal stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a prototype new engine and generator technology that can dramatically improve efficiencies and reduce costs of electric hybrid vehicles. Read more >>

Oct. 14, 2009
Scientists developing more efficient solar energy solutions
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A collaboration of chemists, mathematicians and engineers at Michigan State University is driving to improve solar panel technology, backed by a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more >>

Sept. 30, 2009
Arthropod research collection to benefit from stimulus grant

Sept. 23, 2009
Economic stimulus funds provide jobs for MSU student workers

Sept. 21, 2009
Stimulus grant funds hearing research

Sept. 15, 2009
Project aids environmental decisions in the face of trade-offs

Sept. 3, 2009
Even if you hate them, routines essential for organizations

Sept. 1, 2009
Researchers use newborn blood data to study cerebral palsy

Aug. 10, 2009
MSU receives $1.7 million for sustainability research

Aug. 6, 2009
NSF grant to expose school teachers to research (with video)

July 22, 2009
Stunting plants’ skyward reach could lead to improved yields

July 15, 2009
Professor’s work with robots to help elderly, home-bound
View a video featuring Mukherjee’s project >>

July 2, 2009
‘Genetic arms race’ between bacteria, viruses subject of grant

June 4, 2009
Researchers receive $400,000 in first wave of stimulus funding


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