Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:00pm
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Environmental Science and Policy Program is launching a symposium series to explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. This symposium will bring distinguished thinkers from around the world to explore what we know, what we need to know and what we must do as we move into a century of unprecedented environmental change, technological advancement and scale of human activity.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:00pm

The energy transformations in Germany and beyond include an accelerated phase-out of nuclear energy, the rapid expansion of renewable energy sources and an ambitious increase in energy efficiency. These goals place substantial demands on energy research and energy policy making. This transformation is not only a technical but also a societal challenge.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:00am - 3:45pm

The Great Lakes: Issues and Innovations  

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Download a printable flyer here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 3:30pm - 6:00pm

The Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture Series is a platform for prominent scientists and scholars to share their ideas about global challenges and opportunities with MSU students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 8:00am - 8:30pm

The ninth annual symposium will be held on February 21st, 2014, at the Kellogg Center. Registration begins at 8:00 am, and student presentations will commence at 8:30 am. The program will continue throughout the day with an afternoon poster session before the last presentation session. The event will culminate with a keynote address from Dr. Walter Jetz. An evening social (food and beverages provided) will conclude the symposium. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the symposium is FREE to all registered participants. Please register for the event!

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Animal Studies Friday Seminar

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:40pm - 4:40pm

Communicating science sounds both righteous and overwhelming. Hard to fit in to a busy academic and research life, a properly shaped public image often seems like a great idea to do... tomorrow. Until a pressing opportunity or need rears its head. Sue Nichols, assistant director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has 20 years of experience communicating science, mostly without big, scary words, to targeted audiences.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

C. Titus Brown and Dirk Colby will be presenting and leading the discussion. Dr. Brown will show some examples of cloud computing workflows and how he uses them for genomics analyses. Discussion of further topics of interest could include:
• What are cloud computing resources?
• How are cloud resources typically used?
• Cost and pricing
• Performance and availability
• Commercial resources (Amazon EC2, Azure, Rackspace)
• Non-commercial resources (iPlant/Atmosphere, XSEDE, the MSU HPCC)
• Experiences and best practices of MSU researchers currently using cloud computing