Events

SciComm in Environmental Policy Session
Thu, Apr 16
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Apr 16, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Join Tom Zimnicki from the Michigan Environmental Council for practical advice on science communication in environmental policy.
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Scientists with Federal & State Appointments Panel
Thu, Mar 26
Engineering Building
Mar 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Join us for a panel of faculty who have been appointed to serve on various federal government panels.
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Elevator Pitch Virtual Workshop with Dr. Grimm
Thu, Mar 19
https://msu.zoom.us/j/702820304
Mar 19, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
https://msu.zoom.us/j/702820304
Dr. Grimm will give a short talk followed by a workshop to help you develop your perfect elevator pitch. Join with https://msu.zoom.us/j/702820304.
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#PeepYourScience
Tue, Feb 25
Engineering Building
Feb 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3115, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
We provide the peeps and you create a science-themed diorama. We'll be in EB 3405.
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Sci-Art Info Session
Thu, Feb 06
Eli Broad College of Business
Feb 06, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Eli Broad College of Business, 632 Bogue St n520, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
We'll be hosting a science-themed art exhibition again this year. This session will cover how you can get involved. Room BCC M216.
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Climate Change Policy Circle Discussion
Thu, Feb 06
Engineering Building
Feb 06, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3115, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Join MSU SciComm as we discuss proposed legislation to address climate change. Food will be provided. We'll be in EB 3540.
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Day One Project Watch Party
Thu, Jan 23
Engineering Building
Jan 23, 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3115, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Join us as we watch the Federation of American Scientists's Day One Project presentation, a series of bold new science and technology policy proposals ready for the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Room 3405A
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General Body Meeting
Thu, Jan 16
Engineering Building
Jan 16, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3115, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Join us for our first meeting of the year! Lauren Razzaq, the digital director for The Detroit News, will give a presentation on using social media to communicate your science. The meeting is in room 3540
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Testifying for Science Lunch
Thu, Nov 21
Engineering Building
Nov 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The Union of Concerned Scientists will host this lunch and teach us how to testify for science! Food will be provided. This will be at the Engineering building room 3540
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How to Engage with Policymakers as a Scientist Lunch
Thu, Nov 07
Engineering Building
Nov 07, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The Union of Concerned Scientists will host this lunch and teach us how to engage with policymakers! Food will be provided. This will be at the Engineering building room 3540
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Beat the Scientist
Sat, Oct 19
The Grid Arcade & Bar
Oct 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Grid Arcade & Bar, 226 E César E. Chávez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906, USA
Join us at The Grid Arcade & Bar for Beat the Scientist. We're proud to release our special collaboration with Saugatuck Brewing Co.- Atomic Ale. We're going to be there; the MSU SciComm and The Sci-Files from Impact 89 FM. This event is open to the public, but you must be 21 and older to enter.
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Live Science-Art Show
Sat, Oct 19
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Oct 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
MSU SciComm is hosting a Live Science-Art Show ft. our guest speaker Physics Girl. This event will be live-streamed inside the FRIB auditorium. This event is free. Tickets are available to through the Wharton Center Ticket Office.
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MSU Science-Art Exhibition
Sat, Oct 19
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
Oct 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams , 640 S Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Opening day of the MSU SciComm science-art exhibition outside of the FRIB auditorium. This event is open to the public.
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MSU SciComm at the Planetarium
Sat, Oct 19
Abrams Planetarium
Oct 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Abrams Planetarium, 755 Science Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Come join MSU SciComm at the Abrams planetarium for a tour of the FRIB on the dome. Solar telescopes will be out, guests can create clouds in a bottle, there is science-art in the planetarium. Tours will be held in rotations so anyone can come from 11am-5pm! This event is open to the public.
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Advocating for Science Lunch
Thu, Oct 17
Engineering Building
Oct 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The Union of Concerned Scientists will host this lunch for us. Add to what you've learned at the previous lunches and learn how to advocate your science! Lunch is provided. This will be at the engineering building room 3540.
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Ethics Training for Scientists Lunch
Thu, Oct 03
Engineering Building
Oct 03, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Dr. Paul Thompson will host this lunch. It is important for scientists to understand the ethics of science policy before advocating. Come learn and have lunch on us! This will be in the engineering building room 3540.
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Nuclear Policy Meta-Review
Thu, Sep 26
Engineering Building
Sep 26, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3405A/B, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The Meta-Review is part of a program called the NSPN 2020 Election Initiative that is organized through the National Science Policy Network (NSPN). We will present a background on US nuclear arms control agreements and treaties. This is in EB 3405 A/B
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What is Science Policy & Differences with Federal vs State Policy Lunch
Thu, Sep 19
Engineering Building
Sep 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3540, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The MSU Washington Office will host this event. We will grow from the first lunch to learn what is science policy and how different policy can be on the state versus federal level. Food will be provided! This is in the engineering building room 3540
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Intro to Policy Lunch
Thu, Sep 05
Engineering Building
Sep 05, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Engineering Building, 428 S Shaw Ln # 3115, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Learn about policy so that we can apply it to science! The MSU Washington will host this, and there will be food! This is in EB room 3540
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Fall General Body Meeting
Wed, Sep 04
Business College Complex
Sep 04, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Business College Complex, Business College Complex, 103 eppley center, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Come learn about MSU SciComm and our upcoming events! Speaker Dr. Ellie Louson will discuss science communication and the intersection with science-art. Location room M216 at the Business College Complex.
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MSU SciComm at IQ for the Science Festival
Sat, Apr 13
775 Woodlot Dr
Apr 13, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
775 Woodlot Dr, 775 Woodlot Dr, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
This event will have interactive activities for children and adults. People will be able to sign up for tours first come first serve on site.
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Branding in Science Communication
Wed, Apr 03
Erickson Hall, room 228
Apr 03, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Erickson Hall, room 228, 620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
The goal of this general body meeting is to teach science communicators how: -to build a digital personal portfolio website that establishes trust & transparency with audiences and potential employers. -to set the tone for digital accounts. -to explore and focus on specific social media channels.
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Sci-Art Panel
Tue, Apr 02
MSU Broad Art Lab
Apr 02, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
MSU Broad Art Lab, 565 E Grand River Ave suite 1, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
Come hear about how to creatively express science from people who have experience in science-art! There are so many ways to depict your science creatively, whether its through data visualization, painting, photography, sculpting etc. Meet your peers who are also interested in sci-art too!
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Scientific Writing in the Media: Blog Kick-off Event
Tue, Mar 26
Biomedical and Physical Sciences,rm 1420
Mar 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Biomedical and Physical Sciences,rm 1420, 567 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
At BPS 1420, MSU SciComm will be hosting a panel to teach students how to get involved in scientific writing for a blog or news outlet. A write-in will follow the panel for students to practice the new tips & tricks they've learned & write a piece for the MSU SciComm blog.
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How to do Outreach in Science Workshop
Wed, Mar 20
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
Mar 20, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
This meeting in will be hosted by Zach Constan, Ph.D. in the FRIB Auditorium. Zach is Outreach Coordinator for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University
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SciArt Info Session
Mon, Mar 18
Erickson Hall, room 228
Mar 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Erickson Hall, room 228, 620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
This year we are bringing a unique opportunity to the East Lansing community. MSU SciComm and the MSU Broad Art Lab are seeking researchers interested in sharing their research with the community through science-art (SciArt). We aim to facilitate collaboration between scientists and local artists to
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MSU SciComm General Body Meeting
Tue, Mar 12
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams A
Mar 12, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Facility for Rare Isotope Beams A, Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
This meeting in the FRIB Auditorium will be hosted by speaker Erin O'Donnell Graphic Designer of the MSU FRIB/NSCL. We will also have an improv event for everyone to get to know each other!
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Writing Science to the Public
Tue, Feb 19
Erickson Hall room 226
Feb 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Erickson Hall room 226, 620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Learn how to convey your science to the public in our workshop hosted by Perry Parks.
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General Body Meeting
Tue, Feb 05
MSU Museum
Feb 05, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
MSU Museum, 409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
Our second general body meeting will have speaker Dr. Bruno Takahashi. He will be discussing how scientists can communicate with policy makers and journalists. We hope to see you there!
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First General Body Meeting
Wed, Jan 16
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU
Jan 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU, 547 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
This meeting will introduce science communication to the MSU student body. There will be a talk by Dr. John Besley and there will be an interactive science communication event for whoever would like to join.
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