MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

October 30, 2018
MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster

Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

October 19, 2018
$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education

Long before Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight became one of Flint’s leading pathologists, helping Hurley Medical Center diagnose and care for thousands of patients, she was a child who visited the classroom where her father taught agriculture. She was growing up immersed in education, and she fondly recalls the moment her mother, the school librarian, called… Read More »

Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing

October 16, 2018
Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing

Nicole Marek is an educator who completed her classroom studies and will soon begin her semester of student teaching. A leader in the classroom and as captain of the MSU Women’s Rowing team, Marek was nominated for USRowing’s Bayer Award by her teammates which came as no surprise to the faculty who have witnessed her… Read More »

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

October 15, 2018
Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

For the second year in a row, Michigan State University will receive the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award in recognition of meeting high standards of performance. MSU’s student group for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) will be one of three student affiliates from across the nation to be honored with this award.… Read More »

Serrato named one of Michigan’s Top 50 Latinas

October 13, 2018
Serrato named one of Michigan’s Top 50 Latinas

Maria Serrato, program assistant for the Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) program at Michigan State University, has been named one of the Top 50 Latinas in the state for 2018 by the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Serrato is part of the inaugural cohort receiving the honor, celebrating women who have made a difference as leaders in… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

October 11, 2018
How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

October 8, 2018
Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

October 4, 2018
Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

When one of Conni Crittenden’s students was missing class due to a medical issue, she knew there had to be a something out there that could help. She and the student’s parents were doing what they could to make sure the student was keeping up with school—an in-home tutor twice per week, FaceTime with classmates—but… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

October 1, 2018
Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move

“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

MSU offers graduate certificate for teachers in K-12 computer science

September 25, 2018
MSU offers graduate certificate for teachers in K-12 computer science

An online graduate certificate for K-12 teachers looking to expand their knowledge in computer science education is being offered for the first time in Fall 2018. The 9-credit K-12 Computer Science Education certificate is aimed at elementary and secondary teachers of all disciplines, and can serve as a pathway and credit toward the acclaimed fully… Read More »