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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.

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.

Introduction to 3D Printing and Modeling Using Tinkercad®, Tuesday, December 15 @ 7 PM via Zoom

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3D Printing is a great way to get students engaged in STEM learning!  Join us via Zoom for a one-hour webinar on the basics of 3D printing and basic model design using Tinkercad® software. Please see our event page for helpful resources.

MSU’s Angela K. Wilson Named President-Elect of the American Chemical Society

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Michigan State University chemist Angela K. Wilson has been named president-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She will serve a three-year term (2021-2023) in the presidential succession. “I join my fellow ACS members in congratulating Dr. Angela Wilson as the incoming president-elect of the society,” said MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D. “Angela is the right leader for the field of chemistry, as…

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…

Family Astronomy Night Tuesday, April 28

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Join us virtually on Tuesday, April 28 as we focus on learning all about the sun! We will cover what it is made of, how it formed, and what the forces are that hold it together, as well as those trying to tear it apart.  We will describe how it changes day-to-day, month-to-month, over years, centuries, and much longer time periods.  Just…