SciFest 2020 Topics
Learn more about what would have been presented at the 2020 Festival.
Dr. Sian Proctor from Visualizing the Invisible: A Talk with Dr. Sian Proctor, Analog Astronaut
Dr. Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, and science communication specialist with a passion for space exploration. She’s an analog astronaut living 4-months in the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), 2-weeks in the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and 2-weeks in the LunAres Moon Habitat. She believes that when we solve for space we also solve issues on Earth. She is passionate about how we can more efficiently feed humans on Earth by engaging in sustainable food practices used in space exploration. She has a TEDx talk called Eat Like a Martian and published the Meals for Mars Cookbook. Dr. Proctor is a geology, sustainability, and planetary science professor at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Science Education. She has appeared in multiple international science shows and is currently on the Science Channel.
Learn about the archeological finds and discoveries made on Michigan State University's campus.
Michigan Audubon from Michigan Audubon "Egg"stravaganza
Join Michigan Audubon in learning about birds and birding in Michigan.
Bailey Bee Team from Native Bee Houses
Learn about MSU's student organization that promotes bee education and awareness.
MSU Nursing from Nursing 101: Health Promotion, Skills, Assessment, and Simulation
Learn about MSU's nursing simulation lab.
Intro to REACH Studio Art Center from Art and Science Interactions
Learn about REACH Studio Art Center.
Abrams Planetarium from Everything Falls
The Abrams Planetairum is on the campus of Michigan State University. We use our immersive theater to teach about astronomy, science, and everything in the universe.
Science Theatre from Science Theatre Hands on Demonstrations
View past hands on demonstrations on a variety of different science topics.
Lake Michigan Field Station Virtual Tour from CIGLR/NOAA Great Lakes Research
CIGLR and NOAA GLERL lead exciting Great Lakes research, train the next generation of scientists, and turn research into action.
IceCube Neutrino Observatory from Particle Astrophysics with IceCube and HAWC
Explore the universe using high energy particles with the IceCube and HAWC observatories.
Hyena Research at MSU from Why Study Spotted Hyenas?
Why do we study spotted hyenas and why do we like them? Lean what makes the hyena one of the world's most unique and fascinating predators.
Talks, Demonstrations, and Performances
Tommy Technetium from Is It Magic...or Chemistry?
Tommy Technetium is a channel for science enthusiasts everywhere!
BeLEAF It or Not! is a YouTube channel hosted by Bill Cook and Georgia Peterson - just 2 run-of-the-mill, slightly addled yet well-intended foresters who love sharing their love of the forest with you! Join Bill and Georgia as they uncover the hidden mysteries of Michigan Forests!
MSU STEM Building from Wooden Skyscapers?: MSU's 'Mass Timber" Building
Learn about MSU's STEM Teaching and Learning Facility and mass timber construction. Explore how carbon and climate are taken into consideration.
Learn the anatomy behind various martial art maneuvers. Leave with a better appreciation of our vulnerability.
iCER Research Highlights - Alex Dickson from Molecules at the Movies
Lean about proteins, DNA, membranes, and more.
Curious Crew from Energy in Motion with Curious Crew
Join WKAR's Curious Crew in investigating the science behind everyday things.
MSU Solar from Michigan State Solar Racing Team: Electric Vechicles on the Road
The MSU SRT designs, builds, and races solar-powered electric vechicles.
Spartan Dischords from The Spartan Dischords Present the Magnetism of Music
View past performances of Michigan State's premier all-male acapella group.
Planting for Pollinators from Saving Bees, One Garden at a Time
Learn about the various native bees and other pollinators that live in Michigan and how your own patch of land can be adapted to support them.
Statewide Astronomy Night
Astronomy For Everyone from Astrophotography for Beginners and Advanced at Henry Ford College
Astronomy For Everyone is a TV series of monthly TV shows developed by members of the Ford Amateur Astronomy Club (FAAC) targeted to beginner and intermediate audiences as well as all amateur astronomers and sky observers.
Big Astronomy from Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discovery at Abrams Planetarium
When we think of Big Astronomy, we think of big telescopes. But it is PEOPLE who enable discoveries! Big Astronomy I Astronomia a gran escala shares the story of the people and places who make big astronomy and big science happen. A bilingual planetarium show takes visitors to the extreme sites where astronomy happens at the highest heights in the most extreme environments and with some of the most interesting people. Extend the learning on our website bigastronomy.org through live conversations with observatory staff, exclusive behind the scenes content, and educational activities.
MSU Observatory from Statewide Astronomy Night at the MSU Observatory
Michigan State astronomers and students have studied the galaxy with the 24-inch reflecting telescope since 1969.
Behind the Scenes: Delta College Planetarium from Statewide Astronomy Night at Bay City State Park
Go behind the scenes of the Delta College Planetarium & Learning Center in downtown Bay City with Astronomer Garry Beckstrom.
Nights at the Museum
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary from Earth is Blue: A Closer Look at National Marine Sanctuaries
In northwestern Lake Huron, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary protects one of America's best-preserved collections of shipwrecks.
The Yankee Air Museum from Fly into Science: Discover the Unseen Mysteries of Flight at the Yankee Air Museum
Aviation is a part of all of us, and the Yankee Air Museum offers something for everyone! A great place to touch, feel, and interact with some of the most amazing aircraft throughout aviation history.
MSU Broad from MSU Broad Art Museum Night at the Museums
The official channel of the contemporary art museum at Michigan State University. We share videos of lectures, gallery tours, and other events meant to inspire and reinvent how we view art.
FRIB/NSCL - Nuclear Science at MSU! from Tour the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory and more
Learn more about the world-class rare isotope research facilities at MSU.
State-of-the-Art Digital Scholarship Lab from MSU Library Open House Digital Scholarship Lab
A state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) that includes a 360-degree immersive visualization room, the first of its kind at any university in the United States officially opened at the Michigan State University’s Main Library.
MSU Bug House from Tour and Explore the World of Insects at the MSU Bug House
At the MSU Bug House, you can see displays of insects from around the world, as well as see, touch, and feel our live insects, scorpions, and tarantulas.
Learn about the nervous system, find out how to protect your brain, and more.
MSU Anaerobic Digester from MSU Anaerobic Digester Tour
Learn about MSU's poop to power facility.
BrainFacts.org from Neuroscience Fair
Our outreach program was invited by BrainFacts.org to create three informational videos for Brain Awareness Week.
MSU Beal Botanical Gardens from Wild Plant Foods and the Salad Bar of Spring
Learn about the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden located on Michigan State University's campus.
MSU Recycling Center from MSU Recyling: Behind the Scenes Tour
Learn about MSU's material recovery facility, where over 8 million pounds of recyclables are processed annually.
MSU Bailey GREENhouse from Tour Bailey Greenhouse and Urban Farm: A Student Run Learning Center
Learn about the small student-run organic farm that resides within Bailey Neighborhood.
MSU 4H Children's Garden from MSU Indoor 4-H Children's Garden Open House
See what the MSU 4H Children's Garden is all about- butterflies!
Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center from Ecology and More Extravaganza Tour
The Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center (CMERC) is a 400-acre center for scientific research in natural resource restoration and management.
Stan Flegler Advanced Microscopy Interview from Tour of the Center for Advanced Microscopy
Dr. Stan Flegler is the Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy at Michigan State University. This center helps researchers across campus that need access to the most advanced microscopes.
Explore the MSU Map Library from MSU Library Open House Map Library: Compass and Map Navigation
MSU's Map collections is enormous with 250,000 maps! In recent years the library is moving into a digital collection too. At the library you can see the evolution from primitive to more accurate maps by mathematicians.
Explore Special Collections at the MSU Main Library from MSU Library Open House
Special collections at MSU Library is fabulous and diverse with books about political movements to 30,000 cookbooks.
Kellogg Biological Station from Sustaining the Vision Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station
Learn about the Kellogg Biological Station and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary.
Inside MSU: Bioengineering Facility from Pioneering Biomedical Research with IQ
Learn about MSU's Bioengineering Facility.
Landscape Services from Tour Arboriculture at MSU
Learn about IPF's Landscape Serivces, which maintains the trees on MSU's campus.
Campfire Science at Woldumar Nature Center from Campfire Science Night
Highlights from a past Campfire Science Night at Woldumar.
Lansing Makers Network from Tour the Makerspace
Learn about the Lansing Maker Network, a site devoted to creative collaboration that combines technology, art, and community.
Department of Theatre Builds New Scene Shop from MSU Theatre Scene Shop Tour
Learn about the theatre scene shop and gain insight into how theater shows are built.