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Student view: Bringing STEM and the arts together

March 4, 2024 - Grace Krajewski

Grace Krajewski is a third-year student majoring in human biology in Lyman Briggs College and minoring in dance and Spanish. The Rochester Hills, Michigan, native writes about how her love of the arts has had an impact on her studies in a STEM field.

LBC’s Clausell Mathis helps lead MSU’s Crafting Engaging Science Environments approach on teaching in rural South

LBC’s Clausell Mathis helps lead MSU’s Crafting Engaging Science Environments approach on teaching in rural South

February 28, 2024

Clausell Mathis, assistant professor of physics at Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Teacher Education is a co-principal investigator on MSU’s Crafting Engaging Science Environments project. The research has received a grant from the Education Innovation and Research grant program from the U.S. Department of Education.

Briggsies win awards at the 2024 LBC Research Showcase

February 19, 2024

Congratulations to all of the presenters! Award-winning presentations were named in nine categories.

LBC hosts is 17th annual Research Showcase Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

LBC hosts is 17th annual Research Showcase Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2024

27 groups of Briggs students will share about their research in a celebration of undergraduate research sponsored by Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

Ten Briggsies and one alum win awards at the 7th Annual MSU Diversity Research Showcase

January 31, 2024

Nearly 50 undergraduates presented research. Of the 14 LBC presenters, ten undergraduates and plus one alum, won awards!

LBC alum earns prestigious postdoctoral research fellowship and returns to MSU

January 24, 2024 - Tiffany Werner

LBC alum Keenan Noyes is a Spartan through and through. He graduated from MSU in 2022 with a Ph.D. in chemistry and in 2016, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and biotechnology from Lyman Briggs College. Recently, Noyes was awarded a NSF STEMEd Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

14 Briggsies present at the 7th Annual MSU Diversity Research Showcase

January 16, 2024

The showcase takes place on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., both online and in person. The event is part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration week each year.

Summer 2024 LBC Education Abroad & Away Programs

January 8, 2024

Gain credits in a new locale and culture this summer through LBC education abroad and away programs

New NSF grant to build understanding of the experiences of STEM faculty from marginalized groups

December 21, 2023

What contributes to a diverse STEM faculty in higher education? Research has shown that despite efforts to diversify academic STEM faculty, women, persons from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and people from other socially marginalized groups remain a numerical minority in many disciplines.

Toria Fex is the Lyman Briggs College banner carrier for commencement

December 15, 2023

Victoria (Toria) Fex, from Pleasant Lake, Michigan, is graduating this fall with a major in neuroscience and a minor in bioethics from Lyman Briggs College. She is also a member of the Honors College and a recipient of the Fall 2023 MSU Board of Trustees’ Award. Fex will be the banner carrier for Lyman Briggs at commencement on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m.

2023 Fall Commencement

December 14, 2023

Close to 75 remarkable Briggsies will cross the graduation stage and take on the mantle of Briggs alumni this weekend. Remember, once a Briggsie, always a Briggsie!

Dr. Aklilu Zeleke selected as 2024 COIL Faculty Fellow

December 12, 2023

Dr. Aklilu Zeleke, mathematics professor in Lyman Briggs College and the MSU Department of Statistics and Probability, was recently selected to collaborate on a collaborative online international learning program in Africa, through the COIL Faculty Fellows Program-Africa.

Briggsie Ashley Harlock named finalist for Marshall Scholarship

November 17, 2023

Lyman Briggs College is proud to announce that Briggs senior, Ashley Harlock, was named a national finalist for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Organizers will announce the results of the awards competition in the coming weeks. 

LBC Assistant Dean Niki Rudolph wins MSU Outstanding Supervisor Award

November 16, 2023

Dr. Niki Rudolph, LBC Assistant Dean for Student Success and Advising, was one of five recipients of the 2023 MSU Outstanding Supervisor Award.

Upcoming Event: PATROL film screening and filmmaker commentary

November 7, 2023

When your life depends on the forest, you'll do anything to protect it

Curiosity drives Briggs undergraduate researchers to study NASCAR driver performance with Dr. David Ferguson

November 3, 2023 - Blythe White

A NASCAR racetrack is full of a visceral sensations. What you might not expect is that it is also a place of exercise-physiology research centered at MSU. Briggs seniors Aidan Davis and Sara Xhaja are research assistants with the Spartan Motorsport Performance Lab (SMPL), led by Dr. David Ferguson, associate professor of kinesiology in the MSU College of Education.

Upcoming Event: MSU Women in STEM

October 30, 2023

The annual MSU Women in STEM online conference will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Lyman Briggs is teaming up with the colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engineering and Natural Science to host another virtual day of personal development and networking for alumni and friends.

Two Briggsie seniors nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship

October 18, 2023

Michigan State University has nominated six undergraduate students and two alumni for the Rhodes Scholarship. Briggs seniors Ashley Harlock and Caroline Downes are among the nominees.

Three Briggs seniors nominated for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship

October 2, 2023

This fall, three Briggs seniors were among ten MSU students and two alumni nominated for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship.

Meet Nikita Nel, a remarkable Briggsie who is also a member of the 2023 Homecoming Court

September 21, 2023 - Tiffany Werner

Briggsie Nikita Nel, from Toledo, Ohio, was selected to be a member of the 2023 MSU Homecoming Court. Nel is a Lyman Briggs student and a member of the Honors College, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology/biotechnology and minoring in bioethics.

LBC community members share words of wisdom at the start of the semester

August 28, 2023

Dean Cheruvelil and nine Briggs alumni share words of wisdom and welcome to the newest class of Briggsies

Krysta Foster takes new Associate Director of Career Services role to advance student access to career resources

Krysta Foster takes new Associate Director of Career Services role to advance student access to career resources

August 8, 2023

This new role aligns with the LBC 2032 Strategic Plan goal of offering every student the opportunity to engage in high-impact learning experiences and to explore diverse career pathways.

LBC mathematics professor honored with national teaching award

LBC mathematics professor honored with national teaching award

July 27, 2023

Dr. Abraham Edwards has received a prestigious award from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

LBC-Sociology associate professor receives prestigious National Science Foundation award for their work in the social and historical aspects of reproductive health

LBC-Sociology associate professor receives prestigious National Science Foundation award for their work in the social and historical aspects of reproductive health

July 13, 2023 - Karessa Weir

Associate Professor stef shuster has received a CAREER grant from the US National Science Foundation, the most prestigious award offered for early-career researchers.

History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science faculty group adopts new, more inclusive name

June 29, 2023

The History, Philosophy & Sociology faculty group will now be known as the Science and Society faculty group.

Dr. Melissa Charenko receives prestigious MSU Teacher-Scholar award

Dr. Melissa Charenko receives prestigious MSU Teacher-Scholar award

May 18, 2023

Melissa Charenko, assistant professor in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of History, has received the 2023 Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award

2023 Spring LBC Commencement

May 5, 2023

289 Briggsies will be graduating on May 7, 2023. We are so proud of these students! Remember, once a Briggsie, always a Briggsie!

2023 Senior Class Speakers Kaitlyn Eberhardt and Harsna Chahal share what they've learned outside the classroom

May 3, 2023

College is a time of academic growth, of course. But it's also a time of deep personal growth. Our two LBC Senior Class Speakers share insights from their time in LBC.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti, CEO of Care Free Medical, is LBC's Spring Commencement alumni speaker

May 2, 2023

Dr. Farhan Bhatti is a board-certified family physician and is currently the CEO and Medical Director of Care Free Medical, a nonprofit organization serving thousands of low-income, underinsured, and uninsured adults and children from across Metro Lansing.

Briggsies earn awards at the LBC Research Symposium supported by MSUFCU

April 26, 2023

The premier event of the LBC Research Symposium, now in its 16th year, was held April 24.

27 graduating Briggsies earn MSU awards for 4.0 GPAs throughout college

April 25, 2023

The MSU Board of Trustees' Award is given to the graduating students who have earned a 4.0 grade point average throughout their college careers.

Lyman Briggs College holds 16th annual Research Symposium April 24-28

April 22, 2023

Through the generous support of the MSU Federal Credit Union, independent research and honors options presentations will be eligible to win the MSUFCU Grand Prize Award for the Lyman Briggs Research Symposium, which includes a $1000 award.

3 LBC faculty members receive AT&T Excellence in Teaching with Technology awards

April 17, 2023

Physics faculty members Katie Hinko, Kirtimaan Mohan, and Vashti Sawtelle earned the award for innovating Lyman Briggs Physics Studio courses

10 Briggs student athletes honored at the 2023 Academic Excellence Gala

April 13, 2023

The annual event celebrates MSU student athletes in their third semester or later, who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Over 100 Briggsies to present at university research forum

April 10, 2023 - Blythe White

UURAF, the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, is the campus-wide research and creative activity showcase for undergraduates.

Briggsie Victoria Fex earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 3, 2023

Victoria (Toria) Fex has been named a recipient of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. MSU has produced 53 Goldwater Scholars in

Briggsie Krystal Jang earns Spartan Volunteer Service Award for volunteering over 550 hours in one year

March 20, 2023 - Blythe White

Krystal has volunteered for the Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention team, the Hoffmann Lab, and has even volunteered doing medical service abroad

Briggsie Amber Proudfoot nominated for prestigious scholarship

March 8, 2023

Amber Proudfoot was one of three MSU students to be nominated for the national Udall Scholarship

A Curiosity for Life: Ted and Paula Lupina

March 1, 2023 - Blythe White

It was a love of life, passion for education, and gratitude that led Paula Lupina to recently establish the Ted & Paula Lupina Endowed Scholarship, on behalf of her late husband, Briggs alum Ted Lupina. Here is an account of their life together.

Resources for Briggsies moving back to campus

February 17, 2023

We know that coming back to Holmes Hall will be difficult for some students, and we are anxious to re-connect with you. Therefore, I want to share our plans to help ease this transition and support the Briggs community in the coming days.

Feb. 15 Message from Dean Cheruvelil following February 13 events

February 15, 2023

I am writing to follow up with more information about today’s vigil and with updates about mental health resources (including animal visits) that are available.

Message from Dean Cheruvelil following February 13 events

February 14, 2023

In the face of so much we don't know, we must rely on one another and our communities for support.

Awardees Named for MLK Advancing Inclusion through Research Awards

February 14, 2023

MLK Advancing Inclusion through Research Awardees Announced

2022 Fall Commencement

December 16, 2022

We are so proud of the 85 Briggsies graduating from Lyman Briggs College December 17

15 Briggsies earn prestigious MSU Board of Trustees Awards

December 15, 2022 - Maria Rifioti and Blythe White

15 fall-graduating Briggs students earned the highest scholastic achievement: a 4.0 grade point average for their college careers. In doing so, they received the MSU Board of Trustees' Award.

Memo to the Board of Trustees Regarding MSU Interim Presidential Search

October 21, 2022

Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, Thank you for the opportunity to meet yesterday to discuss the characteristics required of our interim president.

Dean Cheruvelil responds to President Stanley's resignation

October 14, 2022

Our commitment and our core mission remain steady

Briggs alum Tamika D. Payne receives the MSU Alumni Service Award for 2022

September 19, 2022 - Aimee Klevorn

She is an international expert in reducing gender-based violence, a humanitarian and a Spartan.

Briggs alum receives 2022 MSU Young Alumni Award

September 19, 2022 - Aimee Klevorn and Zach Komorowski

He’s a family medicine physician, CEO, political activist, and a Spartan.

Message to the MSU Faculty Senate

September 13, 2022

Message from Dean Cheruvelil and many academic leaders in the University

U.S. News & World Report gives MSU highest ranking in seven years

September 12, 2022 - Sydney Hawkins

For the fourth year in a row, MSU’s learning communities are ranked No. 4 overall and No. 1 among public institutions in the 2023 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report

Message to the MSU Board of Trustees and other members of the MSU community

September 8, 2022

A message from Dean Cheruvelil and others in the Deans Council

First-year Briggsies invited to Briggs Fall Welcome

August 25, 2022

A great way to connect with mentors, faculty, advisors, student orgs, and the dean

PFAS Report: LBC's Dr. Kevin Elliott offers highlights of CDC guidance

July 28, 2022 - Sydney Hawkins, University Communications

Kevin Elliott helped produce an objective and authoritative review of current evidence regarding the human health effects of PFAS

LBC Dean's statement on Roe vs. Wade

June 24, 2022

A message from the dean to Lyman Briggs College students

Faculty Voice: Finding joy in providing care to trans and nonbinary people

Faculty Voice: Finding joy in providing care to trans and nonbinary people

June 9, 2022 - stef m. shuster, LBC faculty member

I spend much of my professional life teaching about and researching gender-based inequalities in science and medicine. While there is lasting inequity in trans medicine specifically and medicine more broadly, recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about joy.

Dr. Abe Edwards receives Distinguished Teaching Award from the Mathematical Association of America, Michigan Section

May 20, 2022

The award recognizes one faculty member annually who has extraordinary undergraduate or graduate teaching success in mathematics.

LBC students Bailey Bowcutt and Calista Busch awarded prestigious national Goldwater Scholarships

May 18, 2022

Two Lyman Briggs College rising seniors, Bailey Bowcutt and Calista Busch, were awarded the 2022 Goldwater Scholarship.

Dr. stef m. shuster awarded 2022 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award

May 11, 2022

Dr. stef m. shuster is one of the recipients of the 2022 Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award. shuster is a sociologist of gender and medicine, appointed in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Sociology.

2022 Spring Commencement

May 7, 2022

We are so proud of the 365 Briggsies graduating from Lyman Briggs College.

Summer 2022 Courses

April 27, 2022

Students can earn credits toward their majors/minors conveniently online this summer.

Dr. Vashti Sawtelle Receives Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award

April 12, 2022

Dr. Vashti Sawtelle, associate professor of physics in Lyman Briggs College and the MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, was one of three professors selected for the 2022 Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Award from the Michigan Association of State Universities

LBC Focus: Picture A Scientist

March 29, 2022

In April, LBC is exploring issues of gender and inclusion in STEM through a series of live and virtual screenings of the powerful 2020 documentary "Picture A Scientist" and a panel featuring scientists and educators who will speak of their research and their experiences in STEM.

New art in LBC highlights the danger plastic pollution poses to marine life

February 17, 2022 - Blythe White

A large-scale art installation has been installed in the Holmes Dining Hall by artist, scientist, educator, and LBC alum Maris Polanco. ETERNAL: BLOOM highlights the danger plastic pollution poses to marine life.

Students Earn MLK Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award

February 16, 2022 - Blythe White

Four MSU students whose research and creative activity supports the ideals of inclusive excellence through topics of inclusion, diversity, marginalized populations, and civil rights, have received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Award.

Provost recommends Kendra Spence Cheruvelil to be dean of Lyman Briggs College

Provost recommends Kendra Spence Cheruvelil to be dean of Lyman Briggs College

February 3, 2022 - Blythe White

MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. has recommended Kendra Spence Cheruvelil to be the next dean of Lyman Briggs College, effective February 11, 2022. This recommendation is subject to approval by the MSU Board of Trustees. Cheruvelil has served as interim dean in the college since December 2020.

Capturing moths, and kids' curiosity about science

November 8, 2021 - College of Education communications

MothEd, a project from LBC's Dr. Peter White and Create for STEM's Dr. David Stroupe, wins $2.4 mil. grant from the National Science Foundation to promote moth ecology and develop scientific curiosity in elementary school-aged children nationwide

Briggsies Eliot Haddad and Maddy Niblock serve on 2021 MSU Homecoming Court

October 1, 2021 - LBC Communications

Haddad and Niblock, both members of the Honors College, were two of only ten Homecoming Court members selected from across the university.

LBC welcomes--and welcomes back--Briggsies

August 20, 2021 - LBC Communications

Information about College Colloquium for first-year students; words of advice from former students, safety reminders, and a virtual tour of academic spaces

Rudolph named LBC Assistant Dean of Student Success and Advising

July 1, 2021 - LBC Communications

Niki J. Rudolph, Ph.D. is joining Lyman Briggs College as its Assistant Dean of Student Success and Advising, starting July 1, 2021.

Dean's summer message to Lyman Briggs alumni

June 30, 2021 - LBC Communications

LBC interim dean Kendra Spence Cheruvelil shares her reflections on the last year and the road ahead for the LBC community

Dr. Jennie Orr Thomas and Daniel Thomas establish a new scholarship for diversity, equity and inclusion in Lyman Briggs College

June 29, 2021 - LBC Communications

LBC alumna Dr. Jennie Orr Thomas (Class of 1973) and her husband Daniel Thomas donated $100,000 to establish a new scholarship in Lyman Briggs College

Foundational Briggs staff member, Mary Sheridan, remembered by Lyman Briggs community

June 28, 2021 - LBC Communications

Lyman Briggs College is saddened by the passing of one of its longest-serving and beloved former staff members, Mary Sheridan, who died this year.

Briggsies chosen to present research on Capitol Hill

May 5, 2021 - LBC Communications

Two LBC students — Grace Bonnema and Tushya Mehta — were selected to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s 2021 Posters on the Hill event April 27-28.

2021 Spring Commencement

April 30, 2021

We are so proud of the 306 Briggsies graduating from Lyman Briggs College.

Briggs Research Showcase Awards

April 20, 2021

This year, the Briggs Showcase featured 53 projects. The evaluation period ended April 19 and thanks to generous support from the MSU Federal Credit Union Dean’s Choice grant, we are able to recognize the standout achievements with monetary prizes.

Briggs Research Showcase Now Open

April 14, 2021

Undergraduate research is a distinctive part of the Briggs experience. Traditionally, we have celebrated research in a live, in-person poster competition. This year, we are proud to introduce the asynchronous online Briggs Showcase.

Two Briggs alumni share their experiences facing the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual event

March 31, 2021

In late March, we hosted a conversation with Briggs medical professionals Dr. Zafar Shamoon, DO, Dr. Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, and LBC faculty member Mark Waddell who took us behind the scenes of the front lines in the battle against COVID-19.

LBC offers large number of courses in Summer 2021 sessions A and B

March 31, 2021

Lyman Briggs College is offering a much larger slate of summer LB courses than ever before. Summer can be a convenient time to fulfill course requirements. We are happy to support our incoming and continuing Briggsies in this way.

Two LBC faculty earn prestigious 2021 All-University Awards

March 10, 2021 - Beth Brauer and Blythe White

Lyman Briggs College is proud to announce that two of our faculty have earned distinguished All-University Awards from Michigan State University. These awards are given annually to a small number of outstanding faculty and staff within the university.

Students from Residential Colleges Use Research Projects To Advance Inclusion During Pandemic

February 15, 2021 - RCAH Communications

Four Michigan State University students have received Martin Luther King Jr. Advancing Inclusion through Research Awards for research projects focusing on topics related to diversity and marginalized populations.

Residential Colleges Awarded Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant

February 9, 2021 - Samantha Troutman

MSU's three residential colleges awarded a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant to create an Advancing Racial Equity and Advocacy Program

Seven Briggsies earn MSU Board of Trustees Awards for 4.0 GPA throughout college

January 19, 2021

In Fall 2020, 7 of the 29 MSU students from across MSU who earned the MSU Board of Trustees Award for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout college were Briggsies.

Kendra Spence Cheruvelil appointed interim dean of Lyman Briggs College

December 18, 2020 - Blythe White

The MSU Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Kendra Spence Cheruvelil as the interim dean of Lyman Briggs College. Cheruvelil has been serving as responsible administrator in the college since November 11.

Briggsies create a digital care package of resources for finals week

December 8, 2020

LBC Peer Advising Assistants Serene Abu-Hamdan, Blerta Prenaj, and Abby Struble support their peers in a creative way this finals season, with a digital care package of resources.

LBC co-sponsors MSU Women in STEM online event

December 1, 2020

Five MSU colleges will proudly host the online MSU Women in STEM conference on Tuesday, December 8.

LBC gives thanks for our students

November 25, 2020

A Thanksgiving message from Dr. Kendra Spence Cheruvelil and a special video from college personnel.

Leadership Transition

November 13, 2020

On November 11, 2020, Dr. Michele H. Jackson resigned as dean of Lyman Briggs College and will be returning to the faculty. We are grateful to Dr. Jackson for her dedication and service to the college the last two years.

Dr. Sharon DeGraw named HPS major/minor coordinator

October 20, 2020

In her new position, DeGraw will meet with students interested in majoring or minoring in the history, philosophy and sociology of science (HPS) and help them to customize courses and pursue research in humanistic perspectives of science.

Kellie Walker, LBC senior, serves on 2020 Homecoming Court

September 22, 2020 - Aimee Klevorn and Beth Brauer

Kellie Walker, an Austin, Texas resident, reflects on her Spartan experience and shares what being on Homecoming Court means from afar.

Meet the Faculty

September 3, 2020

Meet some of the first-year Briggs faculty in a series of video interviews with Undergraduate Learning Assistants.

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester: LBC alumni share their thoughts and advice

August 28, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester! We asked former LBC students, our alumni, to contribute words of welcome and advice for incoming and continuing students.

LBC senior makes PPE in GM plant during the summer

LBC senior makes PPE in GM plant during the summer

August 27, 2020 - Blythe White

LBC senior Brendan Wiley worked at GM's transmission plant in Warren, MI this summer, making N-95 masks and face shields for front-line medical workers

Joint MSU, U-M project studying effect of inclusivity on STEM faculty receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

Joint MSU, U-M project studying effect of inclusivity on STEM faculty receives $1.4 million grant from National Science Foundation

August 22, 2020 - Cameron Rudolph

CLIMBS-UP, a collaborative research project between MSU and U-M to study inclusive environments in science, technology, engineering and math within academia, has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Fall semester changes

August 18, 2020

Your safety is always my paramount concern, and I support the President’s decision. At the same time, I recognize the disappointment that many of us may feel about not having the opportunity to come together this fall.

Message from the Dean: Looking ahead to fall

August 13, 2020

More than ever, the world needs students who are curious about science and passionate about how solutions come from understanding science in its larger contexts. Whether you are continuing your Briggs education, or just beginning, your education couldn’t be more relevant to our world.

Briggs students take part in summer research symposium

Briggs students take part in summer research symposium

August 5, 2020

40 LBC students were among 260 undergraduate presenters at the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), presented virtually this year

Summertime programs to ease the transition for first-year Briggsies

August 5, 2020 - Krysta Coleman

The Briggs community has banded together to create a network of support for our incoming students.

New platform connects alumni and students through mentoring

New platform connects alumni and students through mentoring

June 10, 2020 - Krysta Coleman and Sarah Dickinson

Joining MSU Connect and Briggs Connect is an easy way to contribute to community and career development of Briggs alumni and students.

LBC INC. statement against systemic racism

June 4, 2020

As a community, it is our responsibility and duty to spend time in educating ourselves and listening to Black voices and looking toward Black leadership for instruction.

Dean's Response to Racial Violence

June 3, 2020

Dean Michele Jackson shares a personal reflection about the recent events

Workman establishes fund for diversity, equity and inclusion at LBC

June 2, 2020

Kent Workman has continued his life of service by recently establishing a fund to further diversity and inclusion at Lyman Briggs College and at Michigan State University.

Briggs Kindness Project brings alumni messages to graduating Class of 2020

April 29, 2020 - Sarah Dickinson, LBC Alumni and Donor Relations Coordinator

Heartfelt messages written by alumni were sent to graduating students as part of the #BriggsKindnessProject

Messages from the Dean regarding COVID-19

April 24, 2020

"...how do we persist on those things that are important to our future, even if they seem to be overwhelming today?"

ULAs Needed for Summer 2020

April 17, 2020

Become an undergraduate learning assistant for LB:270 this summer!

New LB Summer 2020 courses

April 16, 2020

In order to create as many opportunities as possible for our students to maintain their desired timelines towards graduation, and in response to the cancellation of some programs, LBC has increased the number and range of online summer courses in Summer 2020. 

FAQ created for LBC students

March 19, 2020

An FAQ has been created for LBC students, families, and visitors.

Dr. Robert Pennock publishes new book on scientific character

February 28, 2020

An Instinct for Truth: Curiosity and the Moral Character of Science was recently published by MIT Press

Statement of Solidarity for Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans

February 20, 2020

Message of solidarity for our Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students, faculty, staff, and advisors

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

Maxine Davis named LBC Director of Education Abroad and Away

January 15, 2020

In this role, she will coordinate and oversee LBC’s education abroad and away opportunities.

LBC biology professor receives national award

LBC biology professor receives national award

January 6, 2020

Peter White, an assistant professor of biology in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Entomology, recently received an award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

One Day. One Goal. One Big Thank You

December 20, 2019 - Sarah Dickinson

Your generosity helped us have the most successful Give Green Day to date. Over $11,000 were raised in one day for Lyman Briggs College students.

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

LBC alum Dr. Mark Kay receives MSU Distinguished Alumni Award

November 26, 2019

In October, Dr. Mark Kay, (LB class of 1980), returned to East Lansing to receive the MSU Distinguished Alumni award, which is given by the MSU Alumni Office to those alumni who have obtained the highest level of professional accomplishment in their field.

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

It All Adds Up: LBC celebrates annual support from alumnus Mark Schwartz

November 25, 2019

LBC alumnus Mark Schwartz has always been fascinated by weather and climate. Mark believes that a good education doesn’t just provide career options for graduates, it helps them weather the storms of life.

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

Tuesday, December 3 is Give Green Day

November 4, 2019

This year, LBC is raising funds for the LBC Book Scholarship. You have the opportunity to support future Briggsies by ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed.

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

Briggs undergrad researcher wins award at premier international conference

October 29, 2019

For LBC senior Hasaan Hayat, a Briggs senior with dual majors in neuroscience and human biology, the opportunity to work in the Precision Health Program as an undergraduate researcher both confirmed his interests in technology and medicine, and helped illuminate his career path.

College Statement on Recent Events

October 23, 2019

A message from the LBC Dean and LBC INC regarding the race-based events on campus in October that left many of us shocked and concerned

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

MSU alumnus establishes new endowment for Lyman Briggs College: the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship

July 3, 2019

Lyman Briggs College recently received a planned gift from Attorney R. Claybourne Petrey, Jr. to establish the Claybourne Petrey STEM Scholarship. This scholarship—made via charitable bequest—will support students who promote the importance of the work of women in STEM.

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

Cross-cutting research collaborations awarded grants

July 1, 2019

Nine cross-cutting research collaborations between MSU units were recently awarded grants by the Science and Society at State, or S3, program, led by LBC's Dr. Sean Valles.

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

Dr. Robert T. Pennock given one of MSU's highest honors

June 21, 2019

Lyman Briggs professor at the juncture of biology and philosophy named University Distinguished Professor

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

Before Holmes Hall Stood at the Corner of Shaw and Hagadorn

May 23, 2019

Did you know that before 1953, when Michigan State College (MSU’s name at the time) broke ground to build new residences—Holmes Hall—that homesteads and farms dating back to the 1860’s stood at the corner of Shaw Lane and Hagadorn Road?

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

May 20, 2019

Jerry Urquhart named LBC associate dean for research & faculty affairs

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

Interview with Outstanding Senior Malcolm Davis

May 8, 2019

Each year the Michigan State University Senior Class Council recognizes up to 25 outstanding seniors in the graduating class. This year, one of those outstanding seniors graduated from Lyman Briggs College: Malcolm Davis.

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

LBC Alumna Laura Comilla Gives Commencement Address

May 6, 2019

During her remarks at commencement, Comilla used her platform to recognize others who had helped her along the way. She said, “When I look at my collegiate and professional successes, it never ceases to amaze to that it has never been done alone, I’ve always had a mentor.”

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

Spring 2019 Commencement at a Glance

May 4, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement highlights

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

Lyman Briggs Teaching Assistants Receive Awards from Department of Entomology

May 1, 2019

Two graduate student TAs for Briggs Bio courses earned high honors at the Entomology Awards

2019 Research Symposium

2019 Research Symposium

April 23, 2019

For students at Lyman Briggs College, research is an important part of coursework and career development. Each April, the college features research during the Lyman Briggs Research Symposium.

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

Q & A with Young Alumni Award recipient Shannon Wilson

March 15, 2019

LBC alum Shannon Wilson awarded Young Alumni Award from the MSU Alumni Association

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

Isaac Record named director of experiential learning

February 6, 2019

Dr. Isaac Record named Director of Experiential Learning

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

Dr. Mark Waddell named Special Advisor to the Dean

February 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Waddell appointed Special Advisor to the Dean.