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Canceled: Astronomy and Telescope Night

Moon

The next stargazing night is scheduled for November 15, from 6-8 p.m is CANCELED due to the weather forecast.

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Lewis Acid Catalysis

Two Students from Group

Maya Albright, Jared Gonder, Madylin Sherman (all from Midland High School), Kaedon Cleland-Host (Dow High School), Samuel Layher (Great Lakes Bay Early College) and Sarah Syeda (Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy) and their mentor, Dr. Jack Kruper have been working on two projects this summer: using Lewis acids for novel refrigerants and assisting in the intermediate step when synthesizing an antimicrobial (Zyvox)….

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Gas Cylinder Tracking and Dashboard

The Gas Cylinder Tracking System Group, including students; Joey Griffin, Sarah Menzl (both from Dow High School), Olivia Zielke (Frankenmuth High School), Phil Spannagel (Hemlock High School), Gabe Proprave, and Noah Adamick (both from Midland High School) have constructed a web application that will allow MSU employees to check gas cylinders in and out of labs using their smartphones.  Each cylinder and…

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Organic Battery

Battery Students

Isabel Chaput and Kathryn Altes (both Dow High School), Jacob Berry (Western High School), Hanna Haque (Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy), and Dominik Servinski (Midland High School), are working in conjunction with their mentor, Dr. Adina Dumitrascu, to investigate ways in which to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries and to create new, more robust, cheaper and less toxic active compounds…

Receptions and Final Presentations by the Student Interns

Presentation

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2018 cohort of summer research interns on August 14-16 from 7 to 9 pm.

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Professional Writing

Seven interns in the writing program

Students from the Writing Group add the “A” into STEAM on the St. Andrews campus with a new collaboration between Creative 360 of Midland, MI, and MSU.  Students including; Madeline Champagne (Nouvel Catholic Central High School), Emily Coston (Midland Christian School), Brooke Duley (Freeland High School), Shane Hogan and Meghan Killmaster (both from Dow High School), and Kyla Richardson and Jahdiel Wingard…

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Hive Tool

HiveTool Group

The honeybees have another ally on the MSU-St. Andrews campus; the Hive Tool Group. This group has focused on testing and calibrating sensors which will be placed inside St. Andrews’ beehives. These sensors will monitor the hive temperature, humidity, and weight. However, students are also evaluating ways in which to keep the sensors free of wax and comb which could potentially cause…

Entrepreneurial Game Creator Provides Lecture at MSU St. Andrews

Students with Tom

The award-winning game designer and president of Columbia Games, Tom Dalgliesh, visited on August 10 to share his entrepreneurial experiences.

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Automated Gaming

Automated Gaming Students

The automated game opponent group, including students; David Lin, Amelia Mylvaganam, Sreya Manchiraju, Nathaniel Kalantar (all from Dow High School), Sid Somasi (Carmel High School), and Elliot Moore (Midland High School), studied Python for three weeks and then sought to design an automated opponent that can play a board game against a human player. The strategy game that they are analyzing has…

STEAM Internship Spotlight: Water Purification

Water Students

Reema Patel, Emma Allington (both from Dow High School), and Gage Slominski (Hemlock High School) have been collaborating with their mentor, Dr. Daniel Henton, to remove fluoride from water without the use of electricity.  The purification process involves an ion exchange resin where ionized groups are attached to a polymer backbone.  This resin provides sites, which can bind various positive ions that…