STEAM Field Trips
How to sign up
Our Steam Field Trip programs let you take your class on unique opportunities with scientists on site. To sign up, reach out to the presenter directly to arrange a date, time and any specific arrangements.
Alternative Fuels and Combustion Science (Middle/High)
Onsite at MSU Energy and Automotive Research Center (ERC-South): Short talk on energy throughout history that discusses both traditional and renewable forms of energy and their application in everyday life and how they are applicable to the different engineering disciplines. Tour of the Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories at MSU and hands-on experiments that allow students to look inside a candle flame and participate in high speed photography experiments. At Michigan Schools: Short talk on energy throughout history that discusses both traditional and renewable forms of energy and their application in everyday life and how they are applicable to the different engineering disciplines. Hands-on experiments that allow students to look inside a candle flame and participate in high speed photography experiments. I will be unavailable from March 8-April 3
How Can Students Play an Effective Societal Role Now and in the Future Related to Plastics? (Elementary/Middle/High)
We will present to students the importance of recycling and how to sort their waste for recycling. We also show them how recycling works.
Pit-stop to Migration (Elementary/Middle/High)
Learn about bird migration and the importance of stop-over sites. Students will explore the challenges of migration with a variety of migration games and learn about how native fruits and migratory stop-over sites are vital for birds during migration. Students will also learn how we band birds at the Michigan State Bird Observatory and have a chance to study bird diet by creating their own fruit smears.
Think Like an Engineer (High)
Learn to problem solve through hands-on activities.
What is a Packaging Engineer? (Middle/High)
MSU School of Packaging is the No. 1 packaging program in the US, and about half of the packaging professionals in the US are our alumni. This presentation focuses on career opportunities as a packaging engineer, and how the school of packaging at MSU helps students to become well-rounded packaging engineers.
Who Will Solve the Problems? and other thoughts on research science careers (Elementary/Middle/High)
MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) leads the world at making and studying radioactive nuclei. Inside, researchers regularly smash nuclei together at half the speed of light. To make new discoveries, it takes a team of 800+ physicists, chemists, mathematicians, plumbers, welders, machinists, computer scientists, and many more. Find out what kinds of jobs are needed to make cutting-edge science work!