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Partnerships & Programs
Michigan State University partners with communities, organizations and businesses throughout the state of Michigan. Here are just some of the many ways MSU is working in this region:
After graduating from MSU with a degree in Spanish and a doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Richard Bryce knew that he wanted to positively impact the lives of others. Following his dream, he now works at CHASS, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Detroit, as well as teaching medical students at MSU’s College of Osteopathic medicine. Bryce has also done an outstanding job giving children and the homeless the opportunity to live a healthy life by promoting physical activity and providing medical care. (Read more)
Eli Broad, a Detroit native and renowned business leader, graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 1954 with a degree in accounting. In 1991, Broad made what was at the time the largest gift commitment ever made to a public business school. In its latest chapter of investing in Detroit’s resurgence, Michigan State University will take its Eli Broad College of Business Executive MBA program to the city. This will be the first MBA program of this kind in Detroit. (Read more)
Lauren Yacteen is a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital by day, and homemade chef by night. While Yacteen was working in Maternal Child Health at the hospital, she would bring homemade Mediterranean food made from old family recipes into nourish her co-workers through their long shifts. Once her fellow nurses tried her homemade hummus and fattoush salad, they knew she would have tremendous success selling it to the public, and that is when Bekka Valley began. (Read more)
A $4.8 million grant awarded to Michigan State University from the National Institutes of Health will help Michigan’s top three research universities, a leading health care system and a state health agency investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development influences the health of children and adolescents. Ten hospitals and 20 clinics throughout Michigan’s Lower Peninsula will participate in the study. (Read More)
One-third of Michigan’s public school administrators have nowhere to go for information about programs to help students deal with bullying and managing their emotions or building healthy relationships, according to a recent study by the Michigan School Program Information Project. As schools face mounting pressure to address student needs with evidence-based solutions, the project – funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and the National Institutes of Health – aims to understand the challenges principals and superintendents face in trying to find the most effective instructional and social skills programs. (Read More)
This summer 60 Michigan State University students and faculty lived, worked, played and learned in Detroit as part of DETxMSU. The pilot program immersed students from six colleges throughout the city where they were partnered with stakeholders to work on projects ranging from entrepreneurship and business to urban design to media production. (Read More)
The native bee population in the Great Lakes region is on a decline, forcing farmers to explore new, bee-boosting tactics to produce the high yields of fruits and vegetables producers and consumers depend on. Dr. Rufus Isaacs, a bee researcher, and professor in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, meets with the host, Kirk Heinze, on Greening of the Great Lakes to talk about the work he’s doing to bring bees back to the Midwest farms and gardens. (Read More)
A three-year study shows Michigan 4-H youth are building Developmental Assets through positive relationships with leaders, empowering youth to be creators of their own development and helping others through service. (Read More)
BTN:You may have heard that the city of Detroit is on the rise again after a series of financial and social challenges. But the renaissance of this once great metropolis won’t be completed by the addition of sports stadiums or inspirational car commercials. It will be done by locals who care about its future and young people who want to be the next generation of civic leaders. That’s the idea behind Michigan State University’s DETxMSU program, a series of innovative projects where nearly 60 students spent the summer immersing themselves in the city’s political, business, and cultural concerns in order to learn how to redefine Detroit. (Read More)
LISTEN: Dr. Josh Sapotichne of MSU’s College of Social Sciences talks about students who were embedded within Detroit’s core public and non-profit policymaking institutions this summer and how they worked side by side to develop solutions to some of Detroit’s more pressing concerns. (More)
A new technology in plant research that is exclusive to MSU can be used to bolster production yield in crops or to breed plants that are heartier and able to withstand factors such as drought. (Read More)
Michigan State University research is leading to bumper crops of tart cherries and the resurgence of the state’s hops production. (Read More)
More than 1800 people came out to get a sneak peek of this up and coming facility and excited would be an understatement. 6 News spoke with a couple scientific geniuses who say FRIB (Facility for Rare Isotope Beams) will not only benefit the greater Lansing area, but will help with unlimited amounts of research for the future. (See More)
Nearly 4,000 members of the public attended the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory open house on Aug. 20. The "Rare Access” event included activities, demonstrations, presentations and tours that allowed attendees to learn more about a world-leading science facility in operation (NSCL) and one in the making (FRIB). (Read More)
Nine-year-old Johanna Glinz of Montcalm Township was busy Saturday afternoon keeping a model molecule between two lines on a 10-foot-high clear cylinder. Using a handheld dial to control a fan at the base of the tube, the 4th-grader learned her task was similar to that of FRIB scientists, who will have to carefully monitor unstable molecules. "The scientists will also use electron microscopes to look at the particles," she said when her mother Jennifer Glinz prodded her to share what she'd learned. (Read More)
With a presence in every Michigan county, Extension faculty and staff members provide tools to live and work better. From a personal meeting to information online, MSU Extension educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community. Click on your county to learn about upcoming MSU Extension events in your area.
The MSU Detroit Center on Woodward Avenue hosts many programs.
MSU’s Community Music School Detroit provides enhanced music education.
Regional Contact information
MSU Extension District 11
Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Richard Wooten
Toll Free: (877) 643-9886
Office: (248) 380-9100
Macomb County Alumni Club
Contact: Robert Hornik
Oakland County Alumni Club
Detroit Spartans Alumni Club
West Metropolitan Detroit Alumni Club
Contact: Benjamin Ortiz