The MSU BioEconomy Network is a new umbrella organization within MSU's Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies that incorporates and replaces activities of the Office of Biobased Technologies. It is charged with coordinating MSU's efforts to promote Michigan's bioeconomy Those growing efforts include research, policy and economic analysis, education, corporate and government collaborations, and commercialization.
Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID)
CASID promotes and coordinates the study of issues related to international development from the perspective of the social sciences and liberal arts.
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)
CGCEO's mission is to foster interdisciplinary approaches for understanding global change at all scales using the tools of both the social and bio-physical sciences. The Center is also committed to applying its research and expertise to inform public and private decision-making on critical global environmental change issues.
Center for Water Sciences (CWS)
The mission of CWS is to advance scientific research and knowledge for understanding, protecting, and restoring water resources and their sustainable use by humans and ecosystems around the Great Lakes and the world. Our interdisciplinary scientific teams of MSU faculty and students investigate and provide solutions to current, emerging, and future environmental problems that face our local, national, and global water systems.
Composite Materials and Structures Center (CMSC)
The CMSC is a multidisciplinary research facility located at MSUís College of Engineering. The expertise of MSU's engineering faculty, as well as faculty members from other colleges on campus, support the center's three major efforts. 1. Research on composite materials, processing and design. 2. Support of graduate and undergraduate education in the science and engineering of composites. 3. Transfer of composites technology to industry through seminars, short courses and cooperative research.
Global Observatory for Ecosystem Services (GOES)
Scientists at GOES use geospatial information and technologies to support domestic and international development, focusing on sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Our focus is on the use of earth observing systems to monitor and quantify ecosystem services, particularly from forests.
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
GLBRC conducts fundamental, genomics-based research to remove bottlenecks in the biofuel pipeline. The GLBRC will develop a set of vertically integrated research programs aimed at removing existing bottlenecks, developing economically- and environmentally- sustainable bioenergy practices, and educating society, scientists and biomass producers or consumers about bioenergy issues.
Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
The Kellogg Biological Station LTER Program studies the ecology of intensive field crop ecosystems as part of a national network of LTER sites established by the National Science Foundation. The Network supports research that provides a better understanding of ecological phenomena in both natural and managed ecosystems.
Land Policy Institute (LPI)
The LPI mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment. We encourage collaboration among land use researchers, policy makers, and community organizations, and we marshal the breadth of MSU's capacity for research and education.
The overarching purpose of the Pileus Project is to provide useful climate information to assist decision makers. The current focus is on two leading industries in the Great Lakes region: agriculture and tourism.
Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project (SMEP)
SMEP provides a venue for ongoing scholarly reflection and critique on the sustainability of Michigan, as well as seed grants for sustainability research from a Michigan state-level perspective. SMEP also provides a venue for on-going, long-term sustainability discourse with the goal of influencing the intellectual culture within MSU, and particularly the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
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