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Region 11

Macomb, Oakland, Wayne

Region Statistics

Enrolled Michigan Students
15,513

Enrolled Medical Students
826

Alumni Residing in region
83,388

Spending with Local Businesses
$238,191,690

Total Economic Impact
$1,230,374,500*

Staff/Faculty Residing in region
376

Financial Aid Disbursed
$226,299,820

4-H Youth Participants
36,860

Property Owned by MSU (Acres)
83

Medical Interns/Residents/Fellows
1,377

MSU Partner Hospitals
18

*Data is from an independent study by the Anderson Economic Group

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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:


MSU brings medical care back to Detroit neighborhood

Last year, a clinic on the east side of Detroit closed when founder Dr. Michael Popoff died. Next week, the facility will re-open, providing services again to a part of the city that badly needs it. The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will run the clinic, providing health care to Detroiters and additional experience to the college’s students. (Read more)

Omari Garrett represents Michigan at 2016 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

What could be done to help address water and sanitation issues in the country of India? Through his participation in a program led by Michigan 4-H, one high school student from Highland Park, Michigan, has come up with some great ideas, and recently traveled to an international symposium where he shared his ideas with other youth and esteemed experts from around the world. Omari Garrett, a senior at Detroit Edison Public School Academy Early College of Excellence in Detroit, Michigan, traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to participate in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. (Read more)

Yesha Patel represents Michigan at 2016 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

Many high school students might not have ever considered the relationships of genetically modified crops, the effects of climate change, women’s empowerment and education. One youth from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, is making these connections by engaging in learning about and addressing critical issues related to these global food security factors. Yesha Patel, a senior at Crestwood High School, traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to participate in the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, where she shared her research and recommendations for addressing global food insecurity with peers and experts from around the world. (Read more)

Expanding biomedical engineering programs could boost state’s life sciences industry

A part of MSU’s College of Engineering, the Department of Biomedical Engineering aims to elevate the university’s role in supporting the biotech industry in Michigan and spin out new technologies into startup companies that commercialize research and innovation. (Read more)

Lisa Biggs awarded $100,000 from Knight Foundation

Lisa Biggs, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, has received $100,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its funding of arts projects that explore the origins and impact of Detroit’s 1967 civil unrest. Biggs’ project, “AFTER/LIFE,” is a production she has developed to tell the stories of the many overlooked women and girls involved in the 1967 conflict by bringing together oral history, theater, poetry and dance. (Read more)

Gilbert’s $15 million Michigan State gift supports basketball, students and Detroit

Michigan State University alumni Dan and Jennifer Gilbert today announced a $15 million donation from their family foundation to impact and elevate student success and one of the nation’s elite basketball programs. The Gilberts’ gift will support a new addition and renovation of the Breslin Center at MSU that will enhance the fan experience for the more than 500,000 people who attend basketball games and other events there each year. The gift also will support two MSU programs; the Detroit Scholars Program (DSP) and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). (Read more)

Introducing Dr. Richard Bryce, MSU’s 2016 young alumni award winner 

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)

MSU continues investment in Detroit

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)

Nurse turns family recipes into family business with help of MSU Product Center

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)

$4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health

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)

MSU project helps school officials find most effective programs

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)

Students experienced Detroit through DETxMSU pilot program

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)

‘Build habitat and they will come’: MSU research aims to bring bees back to Midwest farms

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)

Michigan 4-H helps youth build Developmental Assets

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)

Michigan State motivates students to dream big in Detroit

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)

MSU students living and learning in Detroit

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)

MSU brings better data to plant research

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)

Cherries and Beer Hops Growing Like Crazy in Michigan

Michigan State University research is leading to bumper crops of tart cherries and the resurgence of the state’s hops production. (Read More)

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams sneak peek draws in hundreds

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 attendees learn about FRIB

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)

Hundreds pack into FRIB during open house

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)

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Extension Information

MSU Extension District 11

28115 Meadowbrook
Novi, MI  48377
Contact: Richard Wooten
Email: wooten@msu.edu
Toll Free:  (877) 643-9886
Office: (248) 380-9100