MSU Science Festival

April 1-6, 2014

Science in the City!

Photo of people walking on the sidewalk in downtown East Lansing

Saturday, April 5, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
See various locations below

Science in the City! shares with you the science behind the businesses in the heart of downtown East Lansing. Nine businesses will share presentations on the science connected to their product or service. Plan your route or just stroll from one location to the next to enjoy this unique behind-the-scenes experience.


Presentation Schedule


The Science of Art: Making the Connection

Grove Gallery

This interactive experience reveals how various art mediums are based in science.

Grove Gallery
325-A Grove Street
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (drop-in)


Bicycles from Old to New: Science Keeps Their Wheels Spinning!

Evergreen Cycles and Repairs

Help owner Hunter Seyfarth and manager Justin Miernik figure out how many disciplines of science can be linked to the bicycle.

Evergreen Cycles and Repairs
545 East Grand River Avenue
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Science of Skate and Surf

Modern Skate and Surf

Come and discover the science behind your favorite sports!

Modern Skate and Surf
319 East Grand River Avenue
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Craft and Chemistry of Brewing

Harper's Restaurant and Brewpub

Join Brewmaster experts for a frothy look at the process, types and tastes behind your favorite craft beers. Wet your whistle with free samples of freshly made, organic brew (if you're over 21)!

Harper's Restaurant & Brewpub (family owned by MSU grad!)
131 Albert Avenue
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Smart Phones: The PC in Your Pocket

Genius Phone Repair

"Genius" Jayson Vanderstel will show you the make-up of a modern smart phone. Interact with the motherboard and learn about the precious metals and components that make "smaller" possible.

Genius Phone Repair
617 East Grand River Avenue
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Science, Math, and History Behind Backgammon Games

Silver and Beyond

Invented in Mesopotamia and played in ancient Syria and Egypt, backgammon evolved over millennia into the game we know today. View exquisitely crafted games and see how math can improve your game! Boards for playing will be available. The presenter is Dr. Gilbert Baladi.

Silver and Beyond
333 Albert Avenue
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Home Energy and You

Michigan Energy Options

Tour this LEED Platinum Demonstration Center (find out what that means!) and learn about energy efficiency and practical sustainable practices.

Michigan Energy Options
405 Grove Street
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


The Art and Science of Aveda Haircolor

Douglas J Aveda Institute

Ever wonder about the science behind hair-coloring? Find out first hand from Aveda educators!

Douglas J Aveda Institute
331 East Grand River Avenue
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


3D Printing and the Future

East Lansing Technology Innovation Center

Come in for a tour of the Technology Innovation Center, and see 3D printers in action. They are amazing!

East Lansing Technology Innovation Center
325 East Grand River Avenue
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


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