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New Director of Research & Development

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute Promotes Bahar Aliakbarian, Ph.D. to Director of Research & Development

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute Lead Researcher, Bahar Aliakbarian, Ph.D., has been promoted to Director of Research & Development.

Virtual Middle School Camp Offers A Medley Of Engaging Activities

Dr. Gina Malczewski, Midland ACS, guiding students through an experiment via Zoom.

This summer’s ACS STEAM Stew IV Virtual Summer Camp offered five days of fun, hands-on lessons covering silicones, microscopy, plant toxicology, tessellations, bioplastics, science ethics, Mars, fractals, 3D printing, and the effect of light on interior design.

Student Researchers Contribute To Atmospheric Carbon Project

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MSU St. Andrews particiated in this summer’s virtual ACS Project SEED Pilot Program with a project focused on Atmospheric Carbon & Global Climate Change: Making chemicals from atmospheric carbon using chemistry and statistical modeling tools.

Meet Our Research Team

MSU St. Andrews Research Facility Midland Michigan

With backgrounds in chemistry, materials science and more, our staff members are conducting research to solve real-world problems and passing on their knowledge to those participating in various St. Andrews’ experiences.

St. Andrews Continues Celebrated Turner J. Alfrey Visiting Professorship Program Spring 2022

Molecular Chemistry

Turner J. Alfrey Visiting Professorship program
Michigan State University and the St. Andrews’ staff are proud to continue the Turner J. Alfrey Visiting Professorship program for spring 2022. Please check back soon for event details.

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.

STEAM Stew IV Virtual Summer Camp

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The STEAM Stew IV virtual summer camp, scheduled for August 2-6, is free, and open to students entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall of 2021. Register now through June 18.

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.

Welcome to Programming and 3D Printing for Grades 5-8 Virtual Workshop

Adafruit CPX and 3D Design and Printing

The virtual workshop will give students a first look at the fundamentals and applications of computer science, programming, computer-aided design (CAD), and 3D printing technology through interactive, hands-on activities.

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

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“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.