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December 2019

Grant Writing Seminar for K-12 STEM Teachers

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
MSU St. Andrews, 1910 West St. Andrews
Midland, MI United States
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Free
Two female teachers working on laptop

Join us in a discussion about how individual teachers or schools can successfully find, apply for, and secure business and philanthropic funding for STEM education projects. Hear an overview of less-well-known entities that fund school-based STEM projects in the Midland and surrounding geographical area, including their funding requirements, eligibility restrictions, and upcoming deadlines. Get tips for putting together a successful grant application…

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Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Workshop

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Free
DNA Workshops

This workshop will introduce STEM teachers to a hands-on DNA activity that can be incorporated into their classroom curriculum. The workshop will simulate human forensic testing, and participants will take DNA from a hypothetical crime scene and match it with the DNA of five potential “suspects”. Participants will learn how to use restriction enzymes to cut DNA, and gel electrophoresis to separate…

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February 2020

3D Printing Workshop for Beginners Feb. 11 & 18

February 11, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
3D Instructor

Give your students the advantages of 21st century visual aids and make your classes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics come alive! In this two-part workshop, you will gain experience with 3D printing, including: • the basic mechanics of 3D printers • how to set up a 3D printer • how to make simple objects using computer-aided design (CAD) software • how…

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Using Vernier Sensors for STEM Classroom Activities

February 25, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

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March 2020

Measuring Photosynthesis Rates for Plants in Different Light Conditions

March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Free
Branch of a green plant

This hands-on workshop for teachers will provide participants with an overview of photosynthesis, the process by which plants transform light energy into chemical energy. Following a classroom presentation, participants will move to the lab, where they will use a Colorimeter or Spectrometer to measure color changes due to oxidation during photosynthesis. Participants will study the effect of light on photosynthesis, and compare…

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GMO Investigator Workshop March 10 & 12

March 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

This workshop will introduce STEM teachers to a hands-on DNA activity that they can incorporate into their classroom curriculum, as students determine the presence or absence of Genetically Modified (GM) DNA sequences in a variety of food samples. Using food samples from the grocery store, participants will learn to isolate DNA, and then use the techniques of PCR and gel electrophoresis to…

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