CNS Is One of 17 Colleges at MSUAgriculture & Natural Resources NATURAL SCIENCEArts & Letters NursingBusiness Osteopathic MedicineCommunication Arts & Sciences Social ScienceEducation Veterinary MedicineEngineering James Madison CollegeHuman Medicine Lyman Briggs CollegeLaw Residential College in Arts andMusic Humanities
CNS is one of 3 core colleges College of Social We provide the courses Science in general education (a.k.a. Integrative Studies) College of and Arts Any student can select and Letters a major without additional requirements College of Natural Science
CNS students select from 28 different majors Departments coordinating these majors are in three areas of science...
CNS majors are in departmentsof Physical Science ‐ Geological Sciences ‐ Physics & Astronomy ‐ Chemistry
CNS majors are in departments ofMathematical Science ‐ Mathematics ‐ Statistics & Probability
CNS faculty lead MSU in researchCNS faculty bring in more external research funding than any other college at MSU
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams - FRIB -A superconducting linear accelerator that will produce isotopes that normally exist only in the most extreme environments in the universe.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center - GLBRC - Explores scientifically diverse approaches to converting various plant materials – agricultural residues, wood chips, and nonfood grasses – into liquid transportation fuels.
SOAR TelescopeUsed to detect the presence of elements, carbon and oxygen in a number of ancient stars and star systems, data that continue to yield more information on how these elements originated
Animal Behavior Professor Kay Holekamp studies mammalian behavior development in spotted hyenas in Kenya.
Bio/Computational Evolution in Action CONsortium - BEACON - Professor Rich Lenski studies evolution in 50,000+ generations of e. coli. Lenski is part of the NSF “Science and Technology Center” studying evolution in action.
Infectious DiseaseProfessor Yong‐Hui Zheng has discovered several proteins that have anti‐retroviral properties in humans. One family of these proteins prevents the HIV virus from replicating.Professor Ned Walker studies microbial mediation of mosquito production from aquatic habitats and is involved in the $9.1 M NIH‐funded Malaria Research Center.
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MSU students have won 28 prestigious Goldwater Scholarships and many other international awards.Undergraduate Research plays a major role in these awards.
University UndergraduateResearch and Arts Forum • Hundreds of students showcase their research each year. • Be a part of this great experience.
Get Involved in Student Groups Every department offers opportunities for involvement through student groups
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Students AssociationFor 5 of the last 7 years, they have won the Collegiate Challenge for the Gift of Life‐Michigan by recruiting the most organ donors of all colleges in Michigan
Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment - RISE - For students interested in stewardship of the environment
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