Michigan State University Research Week to Highlight “Research that Matters” in April

Mississippi State University is set to honor the impactful research happening throughout the campus with an extended Research Week from April 2-12. (MSU file photo)

Robots move across the YMCA Plaza during the 2023 research showcase
MSU is gearing up to hold a research showcase showcasing interactive exhibits on April 9 as part of the university’s Research Week. (MSU file photo)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is all set to celebrate the impactful research being conducted throughout the campus during an extended Research Week taking place from April 2-12.

Under the theme of “Research that Matters,” this year’s Research Week will feature various events to showcase the innovations driving solutions to current challenges and shaping the future of scientific disciplines. The lineup includes exhibitions, discussions, a solar eclipse observation session, tours of research centers, and more, culminating in the spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 11-12. Apart from university-wide activities, multiple academic colleges and departments are organizing events to spotlight research in their respective areas. To view the complete schedule of events for Research Week, please visit www.research.msstate.edu/initiatives/research-week.

Highlighting graduate student research, a three-day Research Week gallery will exhibit images from the MSU Graduate School’s Images of Research Competition at the Old Main Academic Center Atrium on April 3-5. Additionally, on April 4, MSU Libraries will host a panel discussion on plagiarism and research ethics featuring experts from various academic disciplines on campus.

The campus-wide celebrations will continue on April 8 with MSU’s solar eclipse viewing on the Drill Field from 12:30–3 p.m. On April 9, the Research Showcase is set to make a return to the YMCA Plaza from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., boasting a diverse array of interactive displays representing campus colleges and research centers, including multiple robots, vehicles, autonomous systems, and musical performances by faculty from the MSU Department of Music.

April 10 will see the MSU community and the public invited to tour three centers located in the Office of Research and Economic Development’s administrative building at 301 Research Blvd. From 12:30–2 p.m., visitors can explore the Institute for Imaging and Analytical Technologies, Athlete Engineering Institute, and Center for Cyber Education.

Amassing research and development expenditures surpassing $303 million in Fiscal Year 2022, MSU stands tall as one of the top 100 research universities nationwide. Collaborating with students on global challenges ranging from food security to disease solutions, social and economic disparities, and cybersecurity, MSU researchers are dedicated to making a positive impact. The university houses leading centers and institutes in areas like aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing, automotive engineering, autonomous systems, agriculture, data analytics, and social sciences. For more information, visit www.research.msstate.edu.

Mississippi State University is taking strides in dealing with critical issues. Explore more at www.msstate.edu.

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