Michigan State recruiting new faculty for key research

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State University plans to recruit 100 new faculty members as part of an effort to boost key research areas.

The plans announced Wednesday are part of the newly launched Global Impact Initiative, which seeks to strengthen work in plant science; engineering; physical science; and science, technology, engineering and math education, also known as STEM.

The Global Impact Initiative also seeks to expand research in genomics, cybersecurity, computational science and precision medicine. The priority research areas were developed from nearly 90 proposals submitted by Michigan State faculty members.

Funding for the Global Impact Initiative was approved by the East Lansing school’s Board of Trustees in 2014.

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