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Prof. Bruno Basso’s work featured in NSF Science Now November 2, 2013 Prof. Bruno Basso’s work featured in NSF Science Now

Dr. Bruno Basso’s work with SALUS (Approach to Land Use Sustainability) continues to garner headlines.

Tags: Climate change, Agriculture, Research
August 3, 2013 Joint Faculty Elected Fellow of the Geological Society Dr. Phanikumar Mantha, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences, has been elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Tags: Award
July 4, 2013 Professor Publishes Paper in Nature Climate Change

An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change.

Tags: Climate change, Agriculture, Water quality
June 15, 2013 Professor Receives Grant to Study Farm Pollution

Half of the nitrogen-based fertilizer used on U.S. crops seeps into the environment, prompting an interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists, including Dr. Bruno Basso, to investigate ways to curb pollution.

Tags: Research, Agriculture, Pollution
May 22, 2013 Undergrads win honors at North-Central GSA meeting

Geological Sciences senior Jordan Hein won the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award from the Great Lakes Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology for his poster. 

Tags: Undergraduate research, Award, Sedimentation
May 17, 2013 Studying meteorites may reveal Mars’ secrets of life

In an effort to determine if conditions were ever right on Mars to sustain life, a team of scientists, including a Department of Geological Sciences professor, has examined a meteorite that formed on the red planet more than a billion years ago.

Tags: Research
Hydraulic Fracking Panel Discussion March 14, 2013 Hydraulic Fracking Panel Discussion

MSU Environmental Engineering Student Society organizes a panel discussion on Hydraulic Fracking.

Tags: Event, Environment
February 4, 2013 How Cover Crops May Mitigate Climate Change

Associated Professor Bruno Basso is among a team of 140 researchers at 10 Midwestern universities working on the Climate and Corn-Based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tags: Research, Climate change, Agriculture
December 19, 2012 Professor a Smithsonian Fellow for 2012-2013 Professor Michael Velbel is on sabbatical leave for the academic year 2012-2013, spending most of this time as a Smithsonian Senior Fellow in the Division of Meteorites, Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Tags: Research, Alumni, Sabbatical
Speaker Lisa Danielson presents "Reasearch and Exploration at NASA Johnson Space Center" Speaker Lisa Danielson presents "Reasearch and Exploration at NASA Johnson Space Center"

Lisa Danielson presents "Research and Exploration at NASA Johnson Space Center"


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