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Growing research portfolio empowering MSU’s mission of impacting lives

Bill Beekman, left, and Doug Gage
Russ White | MSU Today
Bill Beekman, left, and Doug Gage

MSU Strategic Plan 2030: Empowering Excellence, Advancing Equity and Expanding Impactidentifies goals within six key themes: student success, staff and faculty success, discovery; creativity, and innovation for excellence and global impact; sustainable health; stewardship and sustainability; and diverse, equity, and inclusion.

On this edition of MSU Today, we'll be focusing on the discovery, creativity, and innovation for excellence and global impact theme of the plan.

Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Bill Beekman talks with Vice President for Research and Innovation Douglas Gage about progress on implementation of the theme.

Conversation Highlights:

(1:22) – Why is research important to MSU?

(4:16) – What are some examples of MSU research that can and does impact citizens’ lives?

(11:20) – How are we measuring progress on our goal of achieving $1 billion in research expenditures by 2030?

(13:40) – What is the Global Impact Initiative and how has it helped drive our research success?

(17:40) – What is the process from newly minted PhD to funded researcher?

(22:55) – You’re a researcher yourself. How did plant biochemistry become your career passion?

(28:02) – How do you spend your limited free time?

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