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    Family Astronomy Nights will continue to be held virtually this fall via Zoom.

    Visit our event page for upcoming dates and to watch past presentations!

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Family Astronomy Night – Virtual Event – Tuesday, September 22 at 7 PM

Join Dr. Edmund Stark of MSU St. Andrews for an exciting presentation on the planet Mars. He will explain what makes it so different from the other planets, why Mars has been important for astronomers throughout the centuries, and why it has been so controversial. He will also explore what we think we know about the red planet today. Presentations are designed…

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STEAM Summer Camp Offers Virtual Learning Activities For Kids

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan, it became clear that many summer camps were at risk of cancellation. Organizers of the annual STEAM Stew camp held at MSU St. Andrews were determined to continue the program online.  In past years, the multi-day camp hosted area middle school students and included field trips and a variety of hands-on activities.    With the move…

Image of The Bambhania family is Spartan green: Harleen, 4, Harshal (MS, '11), Ashleen, 1, and Deboleena Chakraborty (PhD, '10).

MSU Chemical Engineer Developing Styrene-free Bio-Renewable Resins At MSU St. Andrews

Research at Michigan State University is developing new styrene-free bio-renewable resins with broad applicability in the construction of countertops, bathroom fixtures, windmill blades, and boats. Some of the experimentation is taking place at MSU St. Andrews in Midland. The research is from the team of John Dorgan, the Lamp endowed chair and professor of chemical engineering and materials science. Dorgan’s third-year graduate…