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Region 11

Macomb, Oakland, Wayne

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Enrolled Michigan Students

Enrolled Medical Students

Alumni Residing in region

Spending with Local Businesses

Total Economic Impact

Staff/Faculty Residing in region

Financial Aid Disbursed

4-H Youth Participants

Property Owned by MSU (Acres)

Medical Interns/Residents/Fellows

MSU Partner Hospitals

*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:

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)

MSU program makes Detroit new kind of classroom

“Our goal here was to build early partnerships as opposed to saying, ‘We’re from MSU and here to help,’ we asked, ‘What do you need? How we can help?’ These are the kind of conversations we had for months prior to when we started ... so the work the students are doing has a lasting impact.” - Joshua Sapotichne, MSU assistant professor in political science. (Read More)

Spartans help employ Detroit’s youth

Twenty-seven Spartan students spent two Saturdays, June 18 and June 25, at the Brenda Scott Academy in Detroit volunteering for Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, which provides summer job training for Detroit youth. Nearly 600 Detroit students participated in workshops covering goal setting, customer service skills and interpersonal skills. MSU students helped with registration and check-in, distribution of lunch and the facilitation of the workshops. (Read More)

MSU named first innovation hub in state

In April, Michigan Strategic Fund approved $3.5 million in funding to support the acceleration of technology transfer from Michigan’s higher education institutions, nonprofit research centers and hospital systems. Michigan State University’s Translational Research and Commercialization Program has received $1 million of that funding, matched by $1.27 million from MSU, designating the university as the first “innovation hub” in the state. (Read More)

Greening of Detroit hires 180 high school students for summer

A group dedicated to supporting urban reforestation has hired more than 180 Detroit high school students for its summertime youth employment program. Following a curriculum created by Michigan State University participants in the Green Corps program will care for trees, farm gardens and green spaces throughout city. (Read More)

Verses Project: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song

A collaboration between MSU Community Music School, the Marshall Mathers Foundation and Carhartt is providing students the opportunity to learn the art of songwriting, composing, performing, wordsmithing, mixing and recording using the latest technology. (See More)

White coat ceremony begins medical school journey

More than 300 new students began their osteopathic medical school journey recently by receiving their white coats and scrubs during the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 46th annual convocation and white coat ceremony at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on June 10. “After today your life will completely change,” said William D. Strampel, dean of the school, who told the Class of 2020 that from this point on their actions do not only reflect on them individually, but also on the college, the university and the profession. (Read More)

Sparrow, MSU team up to create healthy eating app

Folks have tried it all, restrictive diets, counting calories and more in an attempt to lose weight and stay healthy. But now, Mid-Michigan health experts say they've found a way to change your behavior - just pick up your smart phone. (Read More)

MSU Museum presents 'Taking Back Detroit'

The MSU Museum is partnering with National Geographic to present “Taking Back Detroit,” inspired by the magazine’s recent feature depicting the city of Detroit’s comeback as it emerges from bankruptcy. “Taking Back Detroit” profiles real Detroiters in their own words, and gives a glimpse of the challenges, hopes, ideas, grit and determination that will help reinvent the city. The exhibit opens in the MSU Museum’s Main Gallery June 24 and runs through January 2017. (Read More)

Sustaining a Ssssssspecies

To help ensure a healthy planet today and tomorrow, Spartan researchers work across the globe to study and preserve wildlife habitats—from pandas in China to hyenas in Africa and, in Michigan, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. With Michigan the last stronghold for the snakes, MSU’s work to track them and collect and share data is important to preserving the habitat crucial for the survival of the species. (Read More)


The best and brightest of MSU’s Landscape Architecture program are participating in DETxMSU this summer to learn about Detroit’s sense of place, transforming the intangibles into an urban design. Training the minds of tomorrow’s urban designers requires real-world and active learning experiences to see the city, hear the people and touch the architecture. (See More)

Howes: MI’s Big Three schools bolster Detroit’s revival

The Big Three schools and their URC are important players in that eco-system, across the state but especially inside Detroit. Over time, the city’s revival will be influenced as much by business and higher education as it is by moguls like Dan Gilbert and Mike Ilitch with their prodigious wallets and grand visions turning reality. (Read More)

MSU will locate Center for Urban Food Systems in Detroit

A new facility in Detroit will become Michigan State University’s first center for studying and developing urban food systems. Drawing on experience from MSU’s 13 rural AgBioResearch field stations and MSU Extension work in every county of Michigan, the MSU/Detroit Center for Urban Food Systems will facilitate best practices for food and non-food plant production and a variety of related community support activities. (Read More)

Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change. (Read More)

Lindsey Averill: Working with heart, hands and knowledge

Lindsey Averill is a traditional student earning a bachelor of science in nursing. She has learned that nursing is not just another job and wants to be an advocate for patients, realizing they are holistic beings that need compassionate care. (Read More)

MSU researcher working to develop new cancer-fighting drug

Michigan State University professor and researcher André Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness. Bachmann, professor of pediatrics and associate chair for research in the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, is working with plant biologist Robert Dudler from the University of Zurich to develop a natural bacterium produced chemical with anti-cancer properties. (Read More)

MSU Product Center helps Garden City woman turns jam, jelly into sweet business

Melissa Pauley-Geimer cans 82 different kinds of handmade jams and jellies. The Garden City woman has been known to display 50 flavors — apple pie jam, apricot ginger jam, banana nut jam among them — simultaneously at her farmers market vendor display. (Read More)

MSU and partner universities boost Detroit with research, service

Michigan State University and partner universities support Detroit’s resurgence with hundreds of millions of dollars annually in research, education and outreach services, a new study finds. (Read More)

Motor City Newcomer

A self-termed "blue-collar guy with a chip on my shoulder," Broc Gullett loves that Detroit has the same qualities. (Read More)

Helping cities become fiscally fit

Michigan State University will launch a center next month to help the state’s municipalities improve their fiscal health. (Read More)

MSU student, Livonia woman work to promote recycling

Livonia resident Daniela Carter wants you to know recycling can make a difference in the health of the city’s residents. Carter, a graduate student at Michigan State University, approached the city earlier this year, seeking to see if there was an opportunity to complete her practicum through the city for her degree. She’s now completing her practicum working under the Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability and through the Department of Public Works. (Read More)

MSU helps to fight crime with CSI-style technology

Crime fighting is starting to look more and more like the show CSI, thanks to developers at Michigan State University. (Read More)

Improved feed efficiency in dairy cattle is on the horizon, thanks to genomic progress

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientists are working to bring that cost down by combining genomics and nutrition science in an effort to breed cows that require less food to produce the same volume of milk. (Read More)

Drummer Jimmy Cobb swings into Detroit with MSU band

The tag line that follows around drummer Jimmy Cobb these days is that he's the sole surviving member of the Miles Davis band that recorded the iconic "Kind of Blue," the 1959 LP that's been a talisman not only for jazz aficionados and musicians for more than half a century but also treasured by the whole of American culture. (Read More)

From the farm to Farm Lane: sustainable food at Michigan State

With nutrient rich soil, unique weather patterns and distinct seasons, Michiganders share the benefits of a booming agricultural industry. At Michigan State University, the commitment to strengthen and improve that industry has been a core goal from the very beginning, dating back to the land-grant roots that situated MSU as a leader in groundbreaking agricultural research. (Read More)

New Spartan Success covers undergrad career placement rate, experiences

Michigan State University launched Spartan Success, a new data-driven website that highlights MSU's outcomes and successes in undergraduate placement within six months of graduation. Spartan Success uses data currently reported in MSU’s Career Services Network’s annual Destination Survey and other sources, which detail job and graduate school outcomes, salaries, location and undergrad experiences of recent MSU graduates. The website demonstrates that a degree from MSU is an investment that pays dividends. (Read More)

Michigan State University’s newest commitment to student success is an innovation accelerator

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology will focus on student success by creating and accelerating new ways to collaborate, learn, research and deliver instruction, said Jeff Grabill, associate provost for teaching, learning and technology and director of the Hub. (Read More)

Grow where you are planted

Spartans are testing the limits of growing food in less than ideal conditions at an entrepreneurial incubator farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Modeled after MSU’s Student Organic Farm, educators and apprentice farmers use innovative sustainable growing practices to launch farm businesses that provide healthy local food. (Read More)

MSU is looking to protect orchards – with falcons

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University integrative biologist, will use a nearly $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract more falcons to orchards. Lindell and two other MSU colleagues are investigating whether crop damage decreases when the population of small falcons increases. (Read More)

Teacher Preparation at MSU: Cassandra’s Story

Cassandra Johnston explains her experience preparing to become a teacher in the Michigan State University program, from applying her sophomore year, to taking courses and applying what she has learned in real classrooms. (See More)

Detroit from the inside out: Spartans join in city's reinvention

"Michigan State’s engagement in Detroit over many years isn’t just a natural consequence of the city’s prominence. It’s an intentional result of our land-grant mission to work with our stakeholders where they live, as partners in empowering individuals for better lives and as co-creators of solutions to their most pressing problems." Lou Anna K. Simon, President (Read More)

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education this week. (Read More)

Mega Tiny Corp reinvents iPhone case in downtown Detroit

Mega Tiny Corp. has something more going for it than just a cool name. Its co-founders believe they have the next cool product for iPhones. (Read More)

Designs on Detroit Potato Chips

When the Detroit Friends Potato Chips company was looking for help coming up with a design for its packaging, it looked no further than the Advertising students at MSU. (Read More)

Detroit Dialogue: The Student Voice of Detroit's High Schools

Detroit Dialogue is published by Crain Michigan State University Detroit High School Journalism, a program of the Michigan State University School of Journalism, to provide a platform to showcase the work of student journalists in the city of Detroit. Dialogue has been established as a forum for student expression and as a voice in the uninhibited, robust, free and open discussion of issues. (Read More)

Launching Products, Creating Jobs in Detroit

Michigan State University’s Product Center has launched 455 new businesses and expansions, resulting in $328 million in sales and the creation of 1,273 jobs in Michigan in just over a decade. (Read More)

Crain, MSU partner to support high school journalism

Crain Communication and the Michigan State University School of Journalism have come together to support high school journalism programs in Detroit high schools. (Read More)



Regional Contact information

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