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Accessible Periodic Table Recognized At ACS Awards

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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.

Lending Library Supports Hands-On STEM Learning

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MSU St. Andrews offers a wide array of science equipment and materials to promote student exploration and improved understanding of science concepts.

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

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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

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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…

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

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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 Research Application Delayed

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Opportunities for high school students to conduct research are still being planned. Please stay tuned while we develop online program choices.

Family Astronomy Night March 17 – View Event Video

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Due to the coronavirus situation and current public health recommendations, MSU St. Andrews offered a Zoom-based presentation on Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m. If you missed, you can play back the video and enjoy a great presentation! And this link takes you to the star charts that were used. Families with school-age and older children are invited to Zoom in for a…