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Registration Deadline: Welcome to Programming and 3D Printing for Grades 5-8

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. Every accepted student will be provided and permitted to keep a Circuit Playground Express microcontroller at no cost. Additionally, students without home computer and/or internet access will be loaned equipment during the program…

Introduction to 3D Printing and Modeling Using Tinkercad® – VIRTUAL EVENT

3D Printing is a great way to get students engaged in STEM learning!  Join MSU St. Andrews STEM outreach specialist, Dr. Tracy Zhang, via Zoom for a one-hour webinar on the basics of 3D Printing and basic model design using Tinkercad® software. This webinar is designed for teachers, parents, and students interested in learning about 3D printing technology and how it can be…

Accessible Periodic Table Receives Honor At ACS 22nd Annual ChemLuminary Awards

Image of ACS ChemLuminary Award for Periodic Table Project

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.  This year’s awards theme, “2020 Focus on Our Volunteers: Moving Chemistry Forward,” honored the work of volunteers from local sections of the ACS. The Chemists with Disabilities Inclusion Award was…

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

Image of 3D printed objects design by students.

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.

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 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…

Robotics Team Students Attend 3D Printing Workshop

Students Picture

Students from Jefferson Middle School’s robotics teams visited MSU St. Andrews to hone their engineering skills for future competitions.

Advanced 3D Printing Workshop for Teachers

3D Model of Mars Rover

Join us for a fun, educational day! Cost: complimentary, including lunch This workshop will explore applications of 3D printing in different K-12 curricular areas.  The creation of 3D objects with included openings or cavities can assist students in visualization, planning and technological understanding.  Standards-oriented examples to be explored may be taken from: Geometry Chemistry Mathematics Geography Physics Elementary mechanics Prior familiarity with…

Advanced 3D Printing Workshop for Teachers

Teachers using 3D printers in a workshop setting

Join us for a fun, educational day! Cost: complimentary, including lunch This workshop will explore applications of 3D printing in different K-12 curricular areas.  The creation of 3D objects with included openings or cavities can assist students in visualization, planning and technological understanding.  Standards-oriented examples to be explored may be taken from: Geometry Chemistry Mathematics Geography Physics Elementary mechanics Prior familiarity with…

Dates Added for Teacher Workshops on 3D Printing

Teacher using 3D printing equipment

Join us March 21 or April 11.