MSI regrets to announce that the 2012 REU program was not funded, and therefore we have had to cancel it. We hope to be able to hold a program in Summer 2013. We will post information on our website in Fall 2012.

Ken Chen, a graduate student in Alexander Heger’s (Physics and Astronomy; MSI Fellow) group, has been awarded the Stanwood Johnston Fellowship for 2012-13. Mr. Chen was the Grand Prize winner at the 2011 MSI Research Exhibition and an article about his research appeared in the Spring 2011 Research Bulletin.

A 2001 MSI summer undergraduate intern, Zack Garbow, is the co-founder of a company that provides web-based technologies to the funeral industry. Mr. Garbow was an MSI intern in the group of MSI Fellow David Yuen (Earth Sciences) and worked with Professor Yuen’s group until 2004. A description of Mr. Garbow’s internship project appears in the Winter 2002 Research Bulletin.

MSI PI Nikos Papanikolopoulos (Computer Science and Engineering) was featured on the Big Ten Network’s “Impact the Future” program on February 28. This show highlighted Professor Papanikolopoulos's work with robots for the military. More information about Professor Pananikolopoulos’s work can be found on UMNews.

MSI Associate Fellow Tim Griffin (BMBB) and his colleagues are featured in a UMNews story about research that may result in a simple saliva test for cancer. Professor Griffin uses MSI resources for proteomic analysis.