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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bioeconomy Institute Speaker Series: Developing Wolbachia-Based Control Strategies to Block Dengue Virus Transmission in Mosquitoes (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  3:30 pm.

    Location:

    MSU Bioeconomy Insitute Auditorium, 242 Howard Ave, Holland, MI

    Description:

    Dengue Fever, and associated dengue hemorrhagic fever, is emerging globally as the most important arboviral disease threatening human populations.  At the present time, no treatment or vaccine is available for dengue fever leaving vector control as the primary intervention tool. In nature, about 28 percent of mosquito species harbor Wolbachia bacteria, but the mosquitoes that are the primary transmitters of dengue have no Wolbachia in them. Wolbachia has been found to stop the dengue virus from replicating. If there is no virus in the mosquito, it can’t spread to people, so disease transmission can be blocked.

  • Catch a Cosmic Ray Tour and Classroom Lesson

    Location:

    National Superconducting Cyclotron Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    For those classes of physics students who want to go beyond the tour, here's a chance to delve into the problem of cosmic rays with a hands-on experiment. After being treated to a faculty discussion of the state of cosmic ray research, students will form their own hypotheses on the nature of cosmic rays and test them with directional detectors. This program includes materials for the teacher to use in class before and after visiting NSCL, turning it into a three-day lesson. JINA offers grants to fund all or part of the travel costs for classes participating in this program. Due to equipment limitations, up to 30 students can participate at one time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dessert With Discussion Series: Protecting Michigan Lakes and Rivers from Invasive Species (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 11, 2017.  7:30 - 8:30 pm.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

    Location:

    Academic Center Auditorium, MSU's Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, Michigan, 49060.

    Description:

    The Dessert with Discussion Series is a way of connecting the community with both the Kellogg Biological Station and MSU. At each event, the evening's speaker will discuss his/her research, followed by an array of delicious desserts with discussion about the topic. 

    For this Dessert With Discussion event, join us for a discussion on Protecting Michigan lakes and rivers from invasive species with MSU Outreach Specialist, Dr. Jo Latimore.  Aquatic invasive species, such as the zebra mussel and the Eurasian water milfoil plant, have caused severe ecological and economic damage in Michigan. Impacts include declines in fish populations, degraded water quality, loss of recreational opportunities, and property damage. New invaders are discovered regularly, and can spread at an alarming rate across the state.

  • 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.

  • Field Botany Course (August - September 2017)

    Dates:

    Class dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30, and September 6 and 13, 2017.  Registration required by August 4, 2017.

    Location:

    Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Avenue, Augusta, MI 49012

    Description:

    Learn about Michigan’s diverse natural vegetation, emphasizing basic ecological principles of plant distribution, and influences on Michigan major vegetation types. You will also learn basic botanical taxonomy and ecology as we get a close-up look at plant parts and identify characteristics for 40-50 plants. You will also develop skills in using family features and a botanical key to identify plants.  The Field Botany course offers two-hour classes, once a week for six weeks. There will be two classroom sessions and four field sections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership Workshop for Science Teachers (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 18, 2017. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Register by April 11, 2017.

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI  49060

    Description:

    The 2017 Spring K-12 Partnership Workshop that looks at the theme "The Kellogg Edge: Breaking boundaries in ecology and evolution education."  This year KBS celebrates 90 years and we plan to continue our tradition of excellence with a full day of sessions featuring cutting edge technologies and forward thinking research. This includes an exciting plenary talk by MSU Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, Dr. Kay Holekamp. For almost 30 years now Dr. Holekamp has been dedicated to studying the behavioral ecology and evolution of Hyenas in Kenya.

  • Kellogg Biological Station Seminar Series (Fall and Spring)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    Stack 237, Kellogg Biological Station, E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.  Please see the list of upcoming seminars at the website listed below.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Lyman Briggs College Speaker Series (Fall and Spring)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website below.

    Location:

    C-106 Holmes Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mi  48824.  Parking is free in front of Holmes Hall after 6:00 pm.

    Description:

    Please see the website listed below for a list of upcoming speakers.

  • Mathematics Education Colloquium Series (2015-2016)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below. The talks are typically scheduled on select Wednesdays from 3:30-5 pm in 252 Erickson, unless otherwise noted.

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    During the academic year the Program in Mathematics Education sponsors a Mathematics Education Colloquium Series. This series consists of talks about research in mathematics education by both faculty members from MSU and scholars from other institutions in the United States and abroad.  Please see the schedule at the website below.

  • National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

    Location:

    1 Cyclotron, 640 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is a national user facility devoted to basic research in nuclear science as well as accelerator and instrumentation research and development. Historically, the NSCL has played a key role in the scientific and technical education of a large number of young scientists and engineers in undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs. The NSCL plays an important role in pre-college and community education with programs such as a summer intern program for middle and high school teachers and guided tours of the facility to interested groups. The NSCL also has a number of research activities including research of nuclear structure and reactions; nuclear astrophysics; the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) Project; and accelerator design and beam physics.

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