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  • E-Prime®: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks (Online)

    Location:

    Online. Students must purchase E-Prime 2.0 Professional separately from Psychology Software Tools.

    Description:

    This online video course, "E-Prime®: Introduction to Programming Computerized Behavioral Tasks," is designed to give students hands-on experience in making computerized experiments in E-Prime®. The course was designed by and is led by Instructor David McFarlane. In this course, David takes students on a systematic step-by-step tour introducing the full range of core elements of E-Prime® 2.0. Through a series of guided exercises, you will see E-Prime® in action, and make your own working programs using text, images, sound, movies, and so on. The course even includes a lesson on using E-Prime® for fMRI and psychophysiology studies.

    The course is an approved Michigan State University Continuing Education Course. Successful completion of the course will result in the assignment of 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

  • Forest Biomass Innovation Center (Escanaba, MI)

    Location:

    6005 J Road, Escanaba, MI, 49829.

    Description:

    The 1,745-acre MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center in Escanaba is leading a number of initiatives to increase the sustainable use of wood in Michigan’s expanding bioeconomy. This wood will come from the surplus growing in the forests and from willow and poplar energy plantations on marginal farm land in the northern parts of the state. Work focuses on increasing yields, decreasing costs, reducing greenhouse gas and energy losses, retaining rural jobs, and improving supply chain efficiencies. Research at the center also focuses on forest genetics, silviculture and forested wetland management.

  • Genetics Program Fall and Spring Research Forum

    Dates:

    Please see current dates at the website below.  Takes place on Wednesdays, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Location:

    1425 Biomedical Physical Science Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    See the Website below for upcoming topics.

  • 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.
  • Great Lakes Echo News Portal

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Echo news portal is a daily digest of environmental stories that appear in daily newspapers, as well as original reporting by MSU's Knight Center students and MSU's Capital News Service students. One-sentence summaries of each story are linked to the full versions. Subscribers can receive the digest by e-mail or RSS feed.

  • Great Lakes Education Program River Boat Field Trip Cruises (May - June. 2019)

    Dates:

    May 1 - June 14, 2019

    Location:

    • Macomb: One way: Clinton River Cruise Company and Lake St. Clair Metropark Marina
    • Wayne: Round trip: Lake Erie Metropark Marina

     

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) introduces fourth-grade students to the unique features of the Great Lakes through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience. The program is designed to stimulate interest in the Great Lakes and help students understand their role in protecting these vital freshwater resources.

  • 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.

  • Hidden Lakes Gardens (Tipton, MI)

    Location:

    6214 Monroe Road (M-50), Tipton, MI, 49287. (Approximately 70 miles from MSU's campus).

    Description:

    MSU's Hidden Lake Gardens is Michigan's best kept secret! It covers 755 acres of meadows and oak-hickory woodlands filled with an abundance of native flora and fauna. The Gardens are open 362 days of the year with an admission fee of $3 per person. Self-guided tours are a great way to see the Gardens at your own pace and to suit your personal interest. Guided tours, requested at least two weeks in advance, are available at no additional charge. In addition to more than 6 miles of one-way paved drives, there are 5 miles of hiking trails to allow the visitor a closer look at the beauty that the Gardens provide.

    Audience: Horticulturalists; general public.

  • High Energy Physics Seminar Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website listed below.

    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
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Resources for the Agricultural Industry

    Location:

    http://www.canr.msu.edu/ipm/agriculture/ 

    Description:

    According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the food and agriculture industry in Michigan contributes $101.2 billion annually to the state’s economy. Over 300 different crops are grown commercially. In truly integrated fashion, our links in our navigational bar span the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and advice for keeping crops healthy to resist plant damage.

  • JINA's (Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics) Visitors Program

    Location:

    National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, 640 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Mi  48824

    Description:

    JINA's Visitors Program is open to interested scholars, researchers, and students to come and participate in research at Michigan State University, Arizona State University, University of Notre Dame, or the University of Washington. Collaboration between experimentalists, theorists, and observationalists is a key goal of the institute and our visitor program facilitates such interaction.

  • 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 Bird Sanctuary Tours

    Location:

    12685 East C Ave, Augusta, MI, 49012. (15 north of Kalamazoo and 12 miles NW of Battle Creek, MI).

    Description:

    The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary offers guided educational tours to school groups. The tours provide knowledge about preserving and protecting natural habitats that we share with wildlife. The Kellogg Bird Sanctuary remains an innovator in wildlife conservation efforts. The sanctuary also has a pollinator and rain garden and a large picnic area. Visitors can browse and purchase items at our Resource Center and Giftshop featuring nature-related gift items and books. Very low admission fees apply.

  • 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.

  • Mass Spectrometry Facility and Services

    Location:

    Room 11, Biochemistry Building (in basement), 603 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The RTSF Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core is an ‘open access’ resource where MSU researchers and Core staff perform chemical analyses for small molecules and intact macromolecules.  Analyses performed here typically involve compound identification, quantification, and statistical analysis.  Methods currently running include nontarget metabolite profiling (metabolomics) and high-throughput profiling and quantification of amino acids, phytohormones, nucleotides signaling oxylipins, structural lipids, and central and specialized metabolites. Capabilities for MALDI-TOF tissue and surface imaging have also been developed. The Core performs analyses of samples from more than 100 institutions from across North America.

  • Master of Science in Beam Physics (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Master of Science in Beam Physics requires a total of 30 credits, of which at least 16 must be at the graduate level. The remainder may be upper division undergraduate. Master's students are also required to complete a Master's Thesis or Master’s Essay (remotely, with supervisor at MSU and/or with approved external mentors at National Laboratories and other universities)--up to 12 credits.

    Credit can be earned in a variety of ways by combination of the following classes:

    • Introduction to Beam Physics (online): PHY 861, 3 credits
    • Nonlinear Beam Dynamics (online): PHY 961, 3 credits
    • Particle Accelerators (online): PHY 962, 3 credits (may be taken twice)
    • US Particle Accelerator School (USPAS online): PHY 963, 3 credits (may be taken repeatedly)
    • Seminar in Beam Physics Research: PHY 964, 3 credits (may be taken repeatedly)

     

  • Michigan State University Press

    Location:

    MSU Press, Suite 25 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Press, the scholarly publishing arm of MSU, helps carry out the Institution's land-grant mission through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry that make significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

  • Microbe Zoo

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Microbial Ecology houses the Microbe Zoo, a digital learning center, which helps K-12 students discover and learn about the importance and use of hidden microbes. The zoo include four areas:

    • The Microbe Zoo
    • Microbes in the News
    • Meet the Scientists
    • Microbial Ecology Resources
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