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  • MSU Science Festival (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 6 - 22, 2018

    Location:

    Events are held at MSU in East Lansing, as well as in Detroit and around the state.

    Description:

    The MSU Science Festival is an exploration of the science that touches our everyday lives. There are hands-on activities for the whole family, plus demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and tours on topics from astronomy to music to zoology.  MSU researchers and their students share the wonder of science in over 100 diverse offerings for young and old to engage, explore, and inspire.  Events are held at MSU in East Lansing, as well as in Detroit and around the state.

  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • NanoMSU.org

    Description:

    MSU researchers have collaborated to create NanoMSU.org, a web site designed to facilitate nanotechnology research and education by publicizing MSU's research expertise, facilities, and educational programs, providing a central point of contact for off-campus inquiries, distributing nanotechnology-related information of general interest, and encouraging new synergistic collaborations. The site lists participants and their areas of research, research centers, relevant news items, and other national nanotechnology research efforts.

  • Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory (NDEL)

    Location:

    2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane,  East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at Michigan State University has been at the forefront in the development of innovative solutions to NDE related problems. Nondestructive evaluation is the examination of an object for structural integrity without impairing the future usefulness of the object. The objective of NDE is to detect and characterize internal or surface cracks and corrosion in structures that can result in failure of the structure. The test method ranges from a simple visual one to more complex sensors that involve some form of energy, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, radiographic, etc.

    Research activity in the NDEL is supported by the aerospace, nuclear power, defense, natural gas and biomedical industries, among others. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation methodologies.

  • Packaging Basics Workshop (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 7 - 11, 2018

    Location:

    The School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824 

    Description:

    This hands-on workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, distribution, and more! You will leave this course better prepared to implement virtual design and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

  • Packaging Contract Research and Testing Services

    Description:

    MSU's School of Packaging offers routine, fee-based testing services for industry. At least sixteen tests are offered, including drop testing, vibration testing, oxygen permeability, Izod impact testing, and others. Other testing services and contract research are available in many areas of package analysis and evaluation.

  • Railway Business Administration and Leadership (RMCP 301) (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 16 - 20, 2018.  7:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    Topics covered in this program include: 

    • Principles of Marketing/Leadership
    • Introduction to Railway Management
    • Leasing/Finance
    • Railways and Supply Chain Management and Design
    • Labor-Management
    • Economics of the Rail Industry
  • Railway Engineering And Technology (RMCP 302) (June 2018)

    Dates:

    June 4 - 8, 2018

    Location:

    Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo 110 W. 1st Street/City Center Drive, Pueblo, CO, 81003-1013

    Description:

    Topics covered in this module include: 

    • Railway Engineering & Technology/Research and Development
    • Track and Structures
    • Motive Power and Rolling Stock Engineering and Design
    • Inspection Technologies & Condition Monitoring
    • Basic Aspect Signaling and Interlocking
    • Concepts in Railway Control
    • Positive Train Control
    • Intermodal Transportation
    • Railway Telecommunications
    • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Railway Management Certificate Program (April - November 2018)

    Dates:

    • Module 1: Railway Business Administration & Leadership (RMCP 301)
      April 16 - 20, 2018 – East Lansing, Michigan (MSU Campus)
    • Module 2: Railway Operations (RMCP 302)
      June 4 - 8, 2018– Pueblo, Colorado (Home of TTCI)
    • Module 3: Railway Engineering and Technology (RMCP 303)
      September 24 - 28, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois (railway “heart” of the USA)
    • Module 4: Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 304)
      November 12 - 16, 2018 – Washington, DC Area

    Location:

    Four U.S. locations

    Description:

    This comprehensive course for the railway industry (operating companies, suppliers and shippers) is designed for employees that show potential for professional growth and increased management capabilities to middle and upper management levels.  Content is predominantly focused on the needs of managers rather than operators or engineers.  The course was developed and evaluated by MSU Railway Management Program staff, working closely with Class I and Class II railroad education and training directors, as well as the AAR, ASL&RRA, and FRA decision makers, and other transportation industry leaders.  Content is regularly updated to include topical items impacting the railway industry.  The program consists of four weeks’ content that covers the breadth of today’s railway industry.  Lecture-style presentations, from distinguished MSU professors and recognized industry subject matter experts, are balanced with field visits to rail and associated sites to help put the conceptual and classroom sessions into practice.

  • Railway Operations (RMCP 303) (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 24 - 28, 2018

    Location:

    Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604

    Description:

    This module is offered as part of the Michigan State University Railway Management Certificate Program.  Examples of topics covered in this course include:

    • Rail Networks and Operations
    • Rolling Stock & Motive Power Maintenance
    • Locomotive & Car Leasing
    • Car Pooling & Fleet Management
    • Operational Models
    • Operation of an Urban Railway System
    • Creating a Resilient Railway
  • Railway Regulation, Safety & The Industry (RMCP 304) (November 2018)

    Dates:

    November 12 - 16, 2018

    Location:

    Courtyard Marriott Baltimore, BWI Airport, 1671 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD, 21090

    Description:

    This is the fourth module of MSUs Railway Management Certificate Program. Topics include: Fundamentals of Transport: Railway System & Organization; Rail Regulation/Deregulation; Government Bodies and Associations (FRA/FTA/NTSB/RSI/AAR/ASLRRA); Passenger Rail & Transit Industry Structure; and Safety and Security.

  • Science at the Edge Seminar Series Schedule (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

     

    Location:

    1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    Traditionally distinct science disciplines are merging to create new and startling opportunities. Share the excitement and challenge each week through seminars and discussions with nationally recognized pioneers in science at the edge. Seminars included on this schedule are in three series: Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Quantitative Biology Seminars, and Engineering Seminars. See the Websites below for the latest schedule.

  • Sharper Focus/Wider Lens Forums (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    MSU Union, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    This lecture series offers students, faculty, staff and the Greater Lansing community the opportunity to grapple with important issues or questions in a trans-disciplinary format. The faculty panel will bring their unique research, teaching and writing experiences from a wide range of disciplines to explore contemporary and historical issues. Refreshments are provided.

     

  • Spartan Youth Programs Website

    Description:

    The Spartan Youth Programs Website is a catalog of the programs and activities MSU offers to preK through 12th graders on a variety of topics, including: agriculture; animal care; art, drama, and music; business; college preparation; computers; engineering; leadership skills; math and science; social studies; sports and fitness; and writing and language.

  • Technical Assistance Testing for Industry

    Location:

    3428 Engineering Building, 428 South Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    In addition to conducting trend-setting research, the college provides testing for companies on a fee-for-service basis. Sophisticated instrumentation is available for analysis, processing, fabrication, and characterization of materials.

  • Tollgate Education Conference Center (Novi, MI)

    Location:

    28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI, 48377. (Northwest corner of Twelve Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, MI.)

    Description:

    The MSUE - Tollgate Education Conference Center functions as a full service meeting facility ideal for the business and educational community. Situated on a beautiful 160 acre farm, the gardens and pastures at Tollgate provide a natural and peaceful setting for business meetings, receptions, retreats, conferences, workshops and educational classes. The Center includes the Tollgate Conference room which accommodates up to 140 people; the Activity Center, a more casual setting accommodates up to 60 people; the Americana Boardroom, an executive-style formal meeting room for 12 or less; and the Bassett Boardroom for 10 people. Tollgate’s main site feature is the historic Tollgate Barn which is available for rental for various functions offering it’s unique charm and atmosphere.

    Tollgate offers a complete range of support services to make every event a success:

    Our caterers provide an excellent variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners or outdoor barbecues to suit your budget and tastes.
    All meeting rooms have wireless internet and a complete inventory of audiovisual and communication equipment.
    Overnight accommodations are available at several hotels located within one mile of Tollgate.

    Conveniently located at the northwest corner of 12 Mile and Meadowbrook Roads in Novi, Michigan near several major freeways: I-275, I-96 and I-696, and within an hour’s drive from Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

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