The Program of The Studienstiftung at MSU
Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan. It was founded in 1855 as the oldest Land Grant University in the United States of America, and currently is one of the largest American universities. Much additional useful information about MSU can be found on the MSU webpage.
The exchange programs between Michigan State University and the Studienstiftung were initiated by the former scholars of the Studienstiftung Prof. Konrad Gelbke, Prof. Wolfgang Bauer, Prof. Martin Berz, and Prof. Casim Abbas. It offers students in the fields of Physics and Mathematics a variety of opportunities, which are described in the Description of the Program that appears in the annual book Wissenschaft und Praxis of the Studienstiftung.
Two scholars of the Studienstiftung MSU program, Gerd Kortemeyer and Thomas Baumann, have written a comprehensive guide from students for students about what to expect when coming to Michigan State University, the infamous Stifti's Guide. It is currently not completely updated, but we consider it a must read for everybody who is considering to come to East Lansing! Another interesting place is the Graduate Studies Homepage of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Former and Current Scholars of the Program
The following table lists all the former and current scholars of the German National Merit Foundation at Michigan State University.
Besides the Studienstiftung scholars associated with the exchange program, there are a number of Ehemalige (former scholars) at MSU. They include
The German National Merit Foundation publishes an extensive list of all the former scholars in the United States and other countries, which can be obtained from the Studienstiftung central office.
The official local contacts for the program are Casim Abbas (Mathematics), Wolfgang Bauer (Physics), Martin Berz (Mathematics, Physics, dual Math/Physics programs), and Konrad Gelbke (Physics). They can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, respectively.
There are a variety of official (and unofficial) places and people that can help you with any further questions.
Any questions regarding the program as far as the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) is concerned should be addressed to Inga Scharf at the Studienstiftung in Bonn.
If you speak German, you may want to start by reading the Stiftis' Guide to East Lansing.
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