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Students Gain New STEM Skills Through Virtual Workshop

Student designed and printed 3D cases to store their Circuit Playground Express microcontroller.

Over six Saturdays during March and April, thirty-nine middle school students from the Great Lakes Bay area and surrounding regions took part in an interactive virtual workshop focused on basic Programming and 3D Printing.

Summer Research Program Update

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the MSU St. Andrews Summer Research program set to take place June-August 2021.

Reincarnating Plastics – Michigan State Team Earns $2 Million Grant To Reduce Plastic Waste

Image of plastic materials

“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.

Accessible Periodic Table Recognized At ACS Awards

Image of ACS ChemLuminary Award for Periodic Table Project

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.

STEAM Summer Camp Offers Virtual Learning Activities for Kids

Image of STEAM Stew Camper learns about rocks and minerals during virtual summer camp.

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…