Issue #Fall/Winter 2015
Debunking Stereotypes: Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists
Published November 19, 2015
MSU AgBioResearch scientists are changing the way science is perceived and finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.
MSU launches Global Impact Initiative to recruit 100 new researchers in STEM
More than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States confer degrees. Yet, no more than a hundred or so institutions can be considered world-class research universities. What is the difference?
Wired For Science
We asked a few early-career Michigan State University researchers and educators to respond to a set of questions and answers about themselves from who inspires them to their favorite food.
John Besley, an expert on the public perception of scientists, delves into agriculture. Read this and more in the new issue of Futures magazine.
MSU Science Festival: Unleash your inner scientist
MSU festival gives people of all ages chance to connect science to everyday lives
Michigan farmer Jeff Sandborn looks to tech-based solutions to improve his operation.
CHIA: At the intersection of farming and human health
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Felicia Wu leads the Center for Health Impacts of Agriculture (CHIA), an organization examining the effects that farming practices have on human health. Read more about CHIA in the next Futures, coming mid-November.
Heading off the next epidemic
New nanobiosensor adapts human medical technology to predict plant diseases
A social network for plant science
New technology allows researchers to connect plant data around the globe.
Empowering through the generations
Endowed positions provide long-term research funding and attract high-quality faculty members to advance their fields and prepare the next group of influential educators
Changing the face of science: A Q&A with Meredith Gore
Working to ban the black market animal trade from sea turtles to rhinos.
At the core of the modern-day apple orchard
Over the past couple of decades, apple orchards around the country have been undergoing a quiet yet monumental transformation.
Veteran Instincts: Teaching the next generation of scientists
MSU researchers are teaching the next generation of scientists how to place their stamp on research, find success in academia
Mystery solved, thanks to insects
MSU AgBioResearch entomologist Eric Benbow's laboratory research combines entomology and microbiology to solve mysteries. Read this and more in Futures magazine.
Spider Women: Young ladies pursuing careers in entomology
Creepy crawlies aren't going to scare these young MSU women.