What is Venture?
What is Venture?
Venture is MSU's database of creative activity and undergraduate research opportunities designed to connect faculty mentors and aspiring undergraduate scholars. The database provides an easily navigable platform for MSU faculty members to post research projects while offering an on-line venue for students to look for research opportunities.
Who should use it?
MSU undergraduate students should utilize Venture to help them find research positions at MSU and off-campus summer resarch positions. MSU faculty, graduate students, and post-docs should use Venture to post research positions.
Check back frequently
Postings change daily with Venture. Sometimes we receive several new posts in a week. Check back often.
Students: Find a Project
Explore projects sorted by college or unit.
Explore projects sorted by broad categories.
Not sure of where to start or what your research interests might be? The keywords section can assist you in your search. Type a general word that describes your research area of interest.
Research Mentors: Post a Project
Create a new project
To post a project, you will need the following information:
Keywords for searching
Brief project overview
In-depth project details
Newest Research Opportunities
A diverse research opportunity to learn many laboratory techniques including GC-MS, RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, PCR, and other molecular and applied methods while investigating the way apples and bananas naturally synthesize aroma compounds.
Write news stories for Great Lakes Echo about environmental issues in the Great Lakes Basin for an award-winning news service that serves 8 states and 2 provinces.
This project involves understanding how flowering is initiated in apple trees and how apple fruit accumulates its color.