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CNS Dean's Freshmen Welcome Presentation 2011

  1. R. James Kirkpatrick Dean
  2. CNS Is One of 17 Colleges at MSU Agriculture & Natural Resources NATURAL SCIENCE Arts & Letters Nursing Business Osteopathic Medicine Communication Arts & Sciences Social Science Education Veterinary Medicine Engineering James Madison College Human Medicine Lyman Briggs College Law Residential College in Arts and Music Humanities
  3. CNS is one of 3 core colleges College of  Social  We provide the courses  Science in general education  (a.k.a. Integrative  Studies)  College of   and Arts  Any student can select  and Letters a major without  additional  requirements College of  Natural  Science
  4. CNS students select from 28 different majors Departments coordinating these majors are in three areas of science...
  5. CNS majors are in departments of Physical Science ‐ Geological Sciences ‐ Physics & Astronomy ‐ Chemistry
  6. CNS majors are in departments of Mathematical Science ‐ Mathematics ‐ Statistics & Probability
  7. CNS majors are in departments of Biological Science ‐ Biochemistry & Molecular Biology ‐ Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics ‐ Microbiology & Molecular Genetics ‐ Physiology ‐ Plant Biology ‐ Zoology 
  8. CNS is among MSU’s largest colleges • 4,500 undergraduate  students • 1,000 graduate students • 320 faculty • 1,400 entering freshman in  2011
  9. With size comes opportunity
  10. You Can Do Stuff Others Only Dream Of
  11. CNS faculty lead MSU in research CNS faculty bring in more external research funding  than any other college at MSU
  12. Facility for Rare Isotope Beams - FRIB - A superconducting  linear accelerator  that will produce  isotopes that  normally exist only  in the most extreme  environments in the  universe.
  13. Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center - GLBRC - Explores scientifically  diverse approaches to  converting various plant  materials – agricultural  residues, wood chips, and  nonfood grasses – into  liquid transportation fuels.
  14. SOAR Telescope Used to detect the presence of elements, carbon and  oxygen in a number of ancient stars and star systems,  data that continue to yield more information on how  these elements originated
  15. Animal Behavior Professor Kay Holekamp studies  mammalian behavior  development in spotted hyenas  in Kenya.
  16. Bio/Computational Evolution in Action CONsortium - BEACON - Professor Rich  Lenski studies  evolution in  50,000+  generations of  e. coli.  Lenski is part of  the NSF “Science  and Technology  Center” studying  evolution in  action. 
  17. Infectious Disease Professor Yong‐Hui Zheng has  discovered several proteins that  have anti‐retroviral properties in  humans. One family of these  proteins prevents the HIV virus  from replicating. Professor Ned Walker studies  microbial mediation of mosquito  production from aquatic habitats  and is involved in the $9.1 M NIH‐ funded Malaria Research Center.
  18. Science and Mathematics are about Discovery and Its Application Create your Own Natural Science Learning Adventure…
  19. Take advantage of our size, unique resources, vast capabilities and faculty expertise.
  20. Enhance your studies with research, activities and experiences.
  21. MSU students have won 28  prestigious Goldwater  Scholarships and many other  international awards. Undergraduate Research plays a  major role in these awards. 
  22. University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum • Hundreds of  students  showcase their  research each  year. • Be a part of  this great  experience.
  23. Get Involved in Student Groups Every department offers opportunities for  involvement through student groups
  24. Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Students Association For 5 of the last 7 years,  they have won the  Collegiate Challenge for  the Gift of Life‐Michigan  by recruiting the most  organ donors of all  colleges in Michigan
  25. Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment - RISE - For students interested in  stewardship of the environment
  26. Immerse yourself in your Department, College and MSU
  27. @MSU_NatSci MSU College of Natural Science