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Family Astronomy Night

Image of 2001 Mars Odyssey

Mark your calendar for the next Family Astronomy Night, Tuesday, November 17 at 7 PM! The video from the October 20 event, Mars from Space: What Robotic Spacecraft Have Discovered About The Red Planet, will be posted soon. To watch recorded presentations from past astronomy night events, please visit the Family Astronomy Night webpage. Feature image: Mars Odyssey Orbiter, NASA’s longest-lasting spacecraft…

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…

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

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

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…

MSU St. Andrews Collaborates To Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields

Medical face mask, clear shield with organge frame

Read more about this in the Midland Daily News. Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To address the critical need for donations, medical face shields are being produced in a joint effort with colleges across MSU’s campus, including the College of…

Summer Interns Present Research Results

Students present research poster to guest during reception

Area students show off their final projects after completion of the eight-week research experience.