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  • Abrams Planetarium

    Location:

    S. Shaw Ln, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium serves as an astronomy and space science education resource center. The Planetarium offers a variety of shows to preschool through senior citizens and promotes skywatching with publications, press releases, and public observing sessions. The Planetarium houses an exhibit hall with a book and gift counter, a blacklight gallery of astronomical art, and a hemispherical domed sky theatre.

  • Abrams Planetarium Group Instructional Programs

    Location:

    S. Shaw Lane, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of single-visit instructional programs dealing with astronomical topics for a variety of age groups. Programs on stars, constellations, planets, and the moon are available for preschool and elementary children. Higher level classes are offered on additional topics. Detailed descriptions are found on the website. Teachers who desire a more intensive experience should consider bringing their class for more than one presentation. Two or more programs can be scheduled as a multiple-visit series.

  • Arthropod Research Collection (ARC)

    Location:

    401 Natural Sciences Building, 288 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The ARC collection contains adult and immature insects, spiders, ticks, mites, and other arthropods, as well as nematodes, primarily from Michigan and the Great Lakes region. The Collection also contains many specimens from other parts of the world. The Center provides a reference collection of authoritatively identified specimens for research and extension; loans specimens worldwide for research; conducts systematics, evolutionary, and biodiversity research; collaborates and assists in faculty and graduate student research; and maintains a repository of voucher specimens documenting research.

  • Astronomical Horizons Lecture Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    See current schedule at the website below.  All talks begin at 7:30 pm.

    Location:

    Abrams Planetarium, MSU, East Lansing, MI.

     

    Description:

    The Astronomical Horizons Lecture Series, hosted by the MSU's Abrams Planetarium, surveys the latest developments in astronomy. This free evening series is held monthly during the academic year at the Planetarium. Please see the latest schedule at the Website below.

  • Berry Crop Entomology Information and Resources

    Description:

    The Isaacs Lab studies the biology and management of insects in berry crops. Members of the lab are currently working on pest phenology, pheromone mating disruption, pollination, biological control, and selective insecticide evaluations, all with insects found in berry crops. Their extension program provides growers with practical information to make decisions about insect management, to improve their productivity, profit, and environmental safety.

    Pollination is critical for production of most berry crops, and we are investigating the ecology and management of pollinators and their economic value. We are also exploring the interactions between landscape structure and beneficial insects, both natural enemies and pollinators, in Michigan farmland.

  • Biology on Tap Short Talks: Pollinators and Pollination in Michigan (June 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  7:30 pm

    Location:

    The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Join members of the MSU Department of Entomology for short talks from local experts about the state of pollinators and pollination in Michigan. This event is free (other than the purchase of your desired beverage!) and is for persons 18 or older.

  • Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

    Location:

    301 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    The Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment (CAMRA) provides the tools needed to combat bioterrorism and ward off global outbreaks of infectious diseases. Along with a consortium of scientists from six other universities, MSU's Joan Rose and other MSU scientists will use the center to help shape policy and create a global strategy for dealing with these microbial risks.

  • Center for Ethics and Humanities Brown Bag Lecture and Webinar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the Website below.

    Location:

    C102 E. Fee Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824 (unless otherwise noted).  You can also watch online at https://msubioethics.clickwebinar.com/brownbag

    Lectures are also recorded and posted in an archive.

    Description:

    The bioethics brownbag lecture series was started by the Center in the mid 1990s. Over the years, the series has featured countless speakers from all over the United States and the rest of the world. Lecture topics frequently stem from bioethics history, current research, theory, law and health policy, and more.  You can join us in person or watch live online! Lectures are held on MSU’s campus in East Lansing from 12-1 pm EST. See individual event details for room locations. Feel free to bring your lunch! Complimentary beverages and light snacks will be provided.  If you cannot come in person, you are welcome to join in the Webinar format from your computer.

  • Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

    Location:

    218 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48823

    Description:

    The overarching goal of CGCEO is to contribute to the understanding of the interrelations among human, land, and climate systems in an international context, as reflected in MSU’s Boldness by Design. Building on existing strength in interdisciplinary approaches to understand the social processes, land use and land cover patterns and processes, and environmental impacts and responses at regional to global scales, the Center addresses the following key science questions:

    How are social processes altering and impacting global environmental dynamics? How do these changes, in turn, respond to and affect land and human systems?

    The research activities at the Center attempt to identify, understand and model land surface processes; determine and quantify socioeconomic root causes of and responses to global change, and assess human/animal health and ecosystem services.

  • Clinical Genetics Laboratory Services

    Location:

    MSU Division of Human Genetics: 1355 Bogue St, Room B123, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Clinical Genetics Laboratory  consists of four service branches including Clinical Cytogenetics, Prenatal Screening, and Molecular Genetics Laboratories including SNP Microarray. These laboratories are members of the MSU Health Team and are CLIA/CAP certified. They offer a wide range of clinical genetics services including cancer, prenatal, pediatric and adult genetics, including Huntington’s disease consultations,  to patients in mid-Michigan, Flint and Kalamazoo. The team is staffed by a board certified clinical geneticist trained in dysmorphology and multiple board certified/board eligible genetic counselors. Patients are evaluated by analyzing available family and medical history data to determine the most appropriate genetic testing. The laboratories provide counseling for patients with various genetic disorders, assist in implementing medical management recommendations and offer support and guidance for families. They also determine and seek insurance preauthorization for various genetic analyses, coordinate testing and followup with results.

  • Co-Integrate Math Seminar Series

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for upcoming Co-Integrate Mathematics Seminars

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Co-Integrate is a seminar series designed to support internal networking among colleagues in the College of Natural Science, College of Education, and K-12 school partners interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics in K-16 settings.  This monthly series will feature talks by MSU faculty and graduate students who are working on projects to improve math teaching and learning at MSU and in Michigan more broadly.

  • CREATE Science Seminar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    The 2016 - 2017 series runs from November through May.  Eight speakers will be hosted during that time. Please see the website below for upcoming dates.

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16, to provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results, to foster relationships and networking with national and international experts in STEM education research, and ultimately to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science, K-16.

  • Digging Deeper Into Connected Mathematics Project Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Digging Deeper into CMP is a five-day workshop that allows CMP teachers, coaches, and administrators to have cross-grade discussions to analyze CMP more deeply.  Participants will look across grades 6, 7, and 8 to understand the underpinning mathematical ideas in the Algebra strand and how functions play a key role in the development of ideas.  A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • Genetics Program Fall and Spring Research Forum

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical Physical Science Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    See the Website below for the current schedule of genetics seminars.

  • Genomics, Flow Cytometry, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, and IVIS Imaging Services

    Location:

    S-18 Plant Biology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Research Technology Support Facility (RTSF) at Michigan State University is supported and managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

    • Bioinformatics Core: The Bioinformatics Core has staff specialists who assist in the computational analysis and presentation of Genomic, Proteomic and other complex datasets.
    • Flow Cytometry Core: The Flow Cytometry Core offers two flow cytometers to the MSU community. Both are multiple laser based optical instruments that analyze cell populations for multiple characteristics simultaneously.
    • Genomics Core: The Genomics Core provides single gene to genomic scale DNA sequencing services, DNA fingerprinting and genotyping, quantitative PCR, microarray printing and analysis. 
    • IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core: New to RTSF is the IVIS Spectrum Imaging Core for quantitative bioluminescent and fluorescent (transmission and reflectance) imaging in vivo and in vitro.
    • Mass Spectrometry Core: The Mass Spectrometry Core uses an array of mass spectral techniques for small molecule identification as well as analyses and for Metabolomic profiling.
    • Proteomics Core: The Proteomics Core offers high-throughput mass spectral protein identification and determination of protein expression patterns.
  • Getting to Know Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) Workshops (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI (MSU Campus)

    Description:

    Join a Grade 6, Grade 7 or Grade 8 group for an in-depth discussion on mathematics and the pedagogy in CMP3. You will experience the Standards for Mathematical Practice and discuss the correlations to the CCSS during the workshops. There will be an opportunity to discuss implementation and management strategies for CMP3 with experienced CMP teachers and authors and to share ideas with colleagues from across the country. A special CMP carnival, complete with food and prizes will be offered mid-week.

  • Herbarium

    Location:

    166 Plant Biology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    An herbarium is a natural history collection of preserved plants that documents the diversity of plants of the world. The MSU Herbarium represents a worldwide collection of all groups of plants as well as lichens, bryophytes, and fungi. Current holdings number over 530,000 specimens, with approximately 315,000 specimens of vascular plants, 145,000 lichenized fungi, 35,000 non-lichenized fungi, and 35,000 bryophyte specimens.

  • High Energy Physics Seminar Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    Seminars are presented by experts from various institutions covering a wide range of high energy physics topics. See the Website below for the latest schedule.

  • Immunodiagnostics and Clinical Flow Cytometry Online Certificate Program

    Location:

    Online and a one-week lab on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

    Description:

    This program will train laboratory scientists to use the techniques and flow cytometry equipment to diagnose various medical conditions and learn the techniques to arrive at a diagnosis quicker and with more accuracy. This certificate program is made up of three, two-credit courses. The first two courses are only available online, and the third is a one-week lab taught on the main campus of Michigan State University.

    The Certificate Program is comprised of the following courses:

    • Concepts in Immunodiagnostics (online): BLD 850, 2 credits
    • Clinical Application of Immunodiagnostics Principles (online): BLD 851, 2 credits
    • Immunodiagnostics Laboratory (week-long intensive on-campus format): BLD 852, 2 credits
  • International Short Course: Marker-assisted Breeding (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 13 - 18, 2017. Application deadline: July 14, 2017

     

    Location:

    MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI, 48824  USA

    Description:

    This course in Molecular Breeding will be designed not only to cover the molecular techniques available to a plant breeder for crop improvement but also to cover marker assisted selection with successful examples from around the world. In addition, this course will introduce the participants on how to develop international collaborations in plant breeding and approach funding opportunities nationally, regionally and internationally.

    Using a participatory approach, the course will foster linkages and provide opportunities for networking among participants to exchange their experiences and establish regional collaborations.

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