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360 President’s Report

The SPARTANS WILL. 360 team traversed four continents to capture stories of the indispensable work of MSU scientists, scholars and students in more than 10 locations.
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The Future of Food

Researchers at Michigan State University netted a $24.5 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development, continuing MSU’s long-term commitment to help developing nations find sustainable and secure food sources. The MSU program supports collaborative research and graduate student training between university researchers, agriculture research institutions and development organizations in developing countries to generate technologies that benefit farmers through consumers.

Tops at SXSW

Four MSU students competed against seven teams from some of the nation’s top universities to place first in the 2013 Student Startup Madness tournament. The Spartan entrepreneurs were among the finalists who presented to a judging panel during the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, an annual event featuring the brightest minds in emerging technology. The Spartan team developed an iPhone app called TempoRun, which allows runners to set their pace to songs. The students won $5,000 from Google Cloud Platform, which they’ll use to bring TempoRun to the iTunes market.

MI Spartan Impact

MSU’s MI Spartan Impact website makes it easy to explore the reach of MSU throughout Michigan. By clicking the site’s interactive map, detailed information can be viewed, including students from the region, financial aid disbursed, staff/faculty and alumni residing in the region, spending with local businesses and total economic impact.

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