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  • STEM Resources for Great Lakes Bay Region K-12 Schools

    MSU St. Andrews offers a variety of online STEM education programs for teachers, students, and families. We look forward to face-to-face events soon, but for now, we hope you will take advantage of our online offerings. The programs listed below are offered at no cost. MSU St. Andrews Virtual Programs Virtual Talks & Activities. Invite a scientist(s) to your classroom for a…

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Robotics Resources for Teachers, Students, and Clubs

MSU St. Andrews offers a number of robotics resources, including 3D printing and CNC machining, to support youth robotics programs and K-12 schools throughout the Great Lakes Bay region. Visit our Robotics Resources page for a complete list of equipment and services.

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Lending Library Supports Hands-On STEM Learning

MSU St. Andrews offers a wide array of science equipment and materials to promote student exploration and improved understanding of science concepts. The Lending Library can be accessed at no charge by teachers, students, and club leaders in the Great Lakes Bay region. Visit our Lending Library for a complete list of available equipment and materials.

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Family Astronomy Night

Family Astronomy Night will continue to be held virtually via Zoom. Visit our new webpage for upcoming dates and to watch past presentations. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7 PM EST for the next presentation.


News & Events

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Reincarnating Plastics

Michigan State Team Earns $2 Million Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste “Waste not, want not” was planted firmly in John Dorgan’s ethos as a kid, watching his father pull nails out of old boards for reuse. In that spirit, Dorgan and a team of Michigan State University researchers are pursuing the “upcycling” of commonly disposed plastics such as grocery bags into higher…

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Accessible Periodic Table Receives Honor At ACS 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards

At the American Chemical Society’s 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards, held virtually on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society was honored with the Chemists with Disabilities Inclusion Award.  This year’s awards theme, “2020 Focus on Our Volunteers: Moving Chemistry Forward,” honored the work of volunteers from local sections of the ACS. The Chemists with Disabilities Inclusion Award was…

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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…