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Student research explores possible role for henna in cancer treatment

Posted on July 31, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A collaborative research project between Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore Mark Lueders and Samford University professor emeritus Mike Howell adds to compelling evidence that a chemical produced by the henna plant might be useful in treating cancer and offers insight into appropriate dosage.

Lueders is one of twelve students from undergraduate institutions across the U.S. at Samford this summer taking part in a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The students are investigating questions in local ecology, microbiology, genetics, enzymology, cell culture, organic molecule synthesis and thin film macromolecules. Each student is developing specialized and marketable skills while learning to communicate about science research. 

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MSUM student research project explores possible role for henna in cancer treatment

Posted on July 24, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A collaborative research project between Minnesota State University Moorhead sophomore Mark Lueders and Samford University professor emeritus Mike Howell adds to compelling evidence that a chemical produced by the henna plant might be useful in treating cancer and offers insight into appropriate dosage.

Lueders is one of twelve students from undergraduate institutions across the U.S. at Samford this summer taking part in a prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and hosted by the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The students are investigating questions in local ecology, microbiology, genetics, enzymology, cell culture, organic molecule synthesis and thin film macromolecules. Each student is developing specialized and marketable skills while learning to communicate about science research. 

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MSUM Hosted Professional Development Workshop Oct. 8

Posted on October 13, 2016

MSUM hosted a Professional Development Workshop on Texas Instruments Educational Technology on Oct. 8.

Lisa Conzemius, a T-cubed trainer and Math Teacher from Detroit Lakes, led the workshop. Pre-service math and science majors, area student teachers, along with MSUM math and science faculty explored the TI-84 Plus Calculator and different science probes.

This workshop was funded by the five year Noyce Grant MSUM received in 2016 from the National Science Foundation.

Department of Physics and Astronomy Seminar Series Today

Posted on September 02, 2016

Friday, Sept. 2 | 3-3:50 p.m. | Hagen 325 
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Harms Presents at 2016 Noyce Summit

Posted on July 26, 2016

Tim Harms, Professor of Mathematics Education, presented a poster at the 2016 Noyce Summit held in Washington, D.C., July 20-22.  Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Prepare STEM Teachers

Posted on January 11, 2016

From National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program

MSU Moorhead has been awarded close to $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Scholarship program. The five-year grant, Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient, will facilitate the licensure of approximately 35 new Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) teachers in outstate Minnesota.

The majority of the grant funds will be used to provide both scholarships and internships for talented science and math undergraduates and recent graduates in a STEM field. Interns will work with our partners, including Fargo and Moorhead Public School Districts and Lakes Country Service Cooperative, to assist in the delivery of summer opportunities for K-12 students, including English language learners, in the subjects of science and math. Read the rest of this entry →

NSF Noyce grant celebration this evening

Posted on September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015
 | 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Langseth Hall Atrium 

Come celebrate Minnesota State University Moorhead’s recently awarded National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship grant of nearly $1.2 million for the project, “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient in Outstate Minnesota.”

We will celebrate with words, food and cool science demos the new five-year award as well as the successful conclusion of the $262,000 NSF Noyce Capacity Building grant, which led to the development of an MSUM Learning Assistant Program and a summer internship program with our public school partners. Read the rest of this entry →

Physics and astronomy alum receives doctorate in astrophysics

Posted on December 02, 2013

Heather Cegla, MSUM 2010 graduate in physics with an astronomy emphasis, received her doctorate in astrophysics from Queen’s University Belfast where she was on a full scholarship. While at MSUM, Cegla was a Goldwater Scholar and completed three summer research experiences for undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence Receives $3 Million National Science Foundation Grant

Posted on June 20, 2012

Goal is highly trained manufacturing technicians

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for nearly $3 million to educate and train manufacturing technicians.

“This grant will help us advance our goal of increasing the quantity, quality and diversity of manufacturing technicians,” said MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone. “Employers from across the state tell us they are concerned about the shortage of skilled technicians. Meeting this need for highly-skilled workers is vital to keeping Minnesota manufacturers competitive in the global marketplace.” Read the rest of this entry →

Oscar Flores participated in a National Science Foundation funded workshop

Posted on April 11, 2012

Oscar Flores, Economics, participated in a National Science Foundation funded workshop. The workshop was dedicated to create content for web portal Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics. This site introduces economists to innovative teaching strategies developed both within and beyond the discipline of economics.

The workshop was hosted by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Participation in the workshop was by invitation only. Flores was invited to participate for his expertise in mentoring undergraduate student research in economics.

Chris Chastain receives $75,000 grant

Posted on May 03, 2010

Chris Chastain, Biosciences, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation. Chastain will use the funds to develop maize plants deficient in photosynthetic enzymes using advanced genetic engineering methods. The plants generated from this work will be used to elucidate molecular mechanisms that regulate C4 photosynthesis. The later stages of the project involves a collaboration with the CSIRO High Resolution Plant Phenomics Center in Canberra, Australia, where the plants will be studied to better understand the process of C4 photosynthesis in maize.

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