2022 MSU Science Festival: Envisioning the Future
April 1-30, 2022
This year, we’re celebrating our fellow scientists, artists, and community members who are building a brighter and more equitable future through their research and scholarship. Though our generation faces what often feels like insurmountable challenges to our climate, environment, health, and societal wellbeing, we find hope within the undying curiosity and perseverance of those dedicated to finding solutions. We invite you to join us at this special celebration by sharing with the public your visions of the future that propel you forward in your work and research.
Invite audiences of all ages to get hands-on with activities from any of the STEAM disciplines. We will not be hosting a large Expo in 2022 but encourage submissions for live-streamed or pre-recorded demonstrations for on-demand viewing. There may be opportunities for in-person hands-on activities during select events to be determined closer to April.
Talks with the Experts
Talks and panel discussions with experts across the STEAM disciplines.
Dazzling Demonstrations and Performances
Musical performances, story slams, poetry slams, chemistry demonstrations, and more! The sky’s the limit.
Geocaching Adventures, self-guided outdoor tours, scavenger hunts, and other programs that encourage visitors to get outside and explore!
Behind the Scenes Tours
Invite visitors on a special behind-the-scenes tour of your lab, museum, garden, archives, or facility.
Nights at the Museums
Invite visitors to experience science LIVE in your museum!
Statewide Astronomy Night
Explore the wonders of the universe with local audiences at your planetarium or observatory during SWAN on April 8th.
A community science-led tally of living things taking place at nature centers, parks, and other natural areas. Check out our BioBlitz Guide and contact Hazel Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved.
Submit a proposal
Before December 3, submit a program poposal using this form. Our team will then review your submission and reach out in early 2022 regarding the status of your proposal. Upon acceptance, we will share venue and scheduling options for both virtual and in-person presentations, as well as next steps for preparation.
If you have any questions or would like help planning your event or developing your proposal, please contact our team to set up a meeting. We’re always happy to help. You can also read through our Presenter Guide for more helpful SciFest information. Below are suggested presentation formats for borth virtual and in-person programs.