Curiosity Academy

Curiosity Academy An after school program for middle school students interested in learning about being a woman in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Curiosity Academy is an after school club for 6th-8th grade girls interested in learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Curiosity Academy, you meet once a week to problem solve, complete exciting, fun, and interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers a

Curiosity Academy is an after school club for 6th-8th grade girls interested in learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Curiosity Academy, you meet once a week to problem solve, complete exciting, fun, and interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers a

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This is very interesting
09/10/2021

This is very interesting

Birdcast predicts that the next few nights are going to see a peak of bird migration. One way to help birds during their travels is to turn off unneeded lights at night. Check out their live maps to find out when birds are migrating through your area: https://birdcast.info/
#LightsOutTexas #BringBirdsBack

This looks very interesting.  I can imagine doing surgery in space is very different than here on earth.
07/23/2021

This looks very interesting. I can imagine doing surgery in space is very different than here on earth.

Join us for a Launchpad bonus next Tuesday! Dr. Stevan Gilmore, the NASA flight surgeon who treated Astronaut Scott Kelly during his year in space, will be joining us for a live Q&A. Want to join? Register here - capacity is limited! https://forms.gle/wxV43LkDBGWvgA3k8 (Photo credit: NASA)

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07/09/2021

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07/05/2021
Genesee District Library
07/04/2021
Genesee District Library

Genesee District Library

Register for Reading Challenges through Beanstack Beanstack is a tool for facilitating reading programs in our 19 libraries.  It’s easy and fun for the whole family. Participate as little or as much as you’d like. Our intention is to encourage a culture of reading through a variety of reading...

These scientists are great educators, too!
06/16/2021
STEAM Stew IV Virtual Summer Camp – MSU St. Andrews

These scientists are great educators, too!

This unique middle school camp will expose attendees to various topics, using a mixture of interactive lecture and hands-on activities. This year we have sessions on polymers (natural and synthetic), fractals, microscopy, toxicology, various types of design, and a special NASA-based curriculum relat...

Genesee District Library
06/11/2021
Genesee District Library

Genesee District Library

Register for Reading Challenges through Beanstack Beanstack is a tool for facilitating reading programs in our 19 libraries.  It’s easy and fun for the whole family. Participate as little or as much as you’d like. Our intention is to encourage a culture of reading through a variety of reading...

Such a great place for learning about nature
06/04/2021

Such a great place for learning about nature

05/13/2021

This program is held at the Stanley Road Tubes Fishing site located at
12349 East Stanley Rd Columbiaville MI 48421

Annual Slimy Salamander Stomp
Sunday May 16 from 2 to 5pm

Join biologist and salamander fanatic, Teresa Yoder-Nowak, on the hunt for salamanders. Teresa has a crazy love for these slimy, log loving creatures and has years of experience studying them. Discover where and when to find salamanders, and hunt for live creatures. Dress to hike and get muddy!

Hike Info: This hike is approximately 2 miles in length. The trail has many large hills and exposed roots.

For ages 5 and older, all abilities.
Cost: $5 per person.

Pre-registration required.

To register call 810.736.7100x6 or visit:
http://geneseecountyparks.org/events/annual-slimy-salamander-stomp/

04/14/2021

Don't miss tonight's STEAM Talks with Biology on Tap - Lansing CREATE for STEM Chippewa Nature Center and Michigan State University Department of Integrative Biology's Catherine Lindell. Starts at 6 PM (EDT). All the links and details here: https://sciencefestival.msu.edu/Event/SearchResults?DateTicks=637539552000000000&Grade=0&Age=0
#MSUSciFest #MSUSTEAM

[Image text: April 14th Events
Disappearing Leaves and Moldy Bread: How Can We Make Sense of These (Yucky!) Natural Events?
6:00 - 6:20 PM EDT
Falcons Help Fruit Farmers in Michigan
6:40 - 7:00 PM EDT
Michigan Snakes
7:15 - 7:45 PM EDT
Biology on Tap - Lansing
8:00 - 9:00 PM EDT]

Into the Forest with Jane Goodall!
04/14/2021
Into the Forest with Jane Goodall!

Into the Forest with Jane Goodall!

Jane Goodall is an amazing scientist and conservationist who has dedicated her life to learning about and protecting chimpanzees! Thanks to her, we've learne...

Meet a UM Scientist from the UM Museum of Natural History's Expert Expo: Scientist Spotlight series
03/10/2021
On the Hunt for Resistant Genes

Meet a UM Scientist from the UM Museum of Natural History's Expert Expo: Scientist Spotlight series

Our medicines are less effective when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. But where do these resistant genes come from? PhD student Kathryn Langenfeld ...

03/08/2021

It’s #InternationalWomensDay – here’s a set of cards featuring 100 incredible #WomenInChemistry 👩‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬👩🏽‍🔬👩🏾‍🔬 View the full set here: bit.ly/WomenInChem2021 #IWD #IWD2021

One of our previous mentors was a guest scientist for this program in 2019 and invited us to see what it was all about. ...
03/02/2021
Meet a Scientist | U-M LSA University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

One of our previous mentors was a guest scientist for this program in 2019 and invited us to see what it was all about. It was really great and fit exactly with the Curiosity Academy program goals. I encourage you to check out this year's virtual offering!
https://lsa.umich.edu/ummnh/visitors/things-to-do/meet-a-scientist.html

Presentations include topics in neurology, environmental engineering, psychology, chemistry, physics, evolutionary biology, and more!

We have had many Gifted and Talented students in our program in the past who may benefit from the MSU Gifted and Talente...
02/09/2021
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We have had many Gifted and Talented students in our program in the past who may benefit from the MSU Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program. Applications are due soon. Go to their site to learn more.

https://gifted.msu.edu/

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https://kitchapman.co.uk/stem-heroes/
02/08/2021
STEM Heroes

https://kitchapman.co.uk/stem-heroes/

Real scientists as superheroes. Download, colour and keep. For free. Download the STEM Heroes as a single colouring bookDownload The STEM Heroes project asks scientists around the world to imagine …

01/27/2021
Bioinfo. through Sequencing | University College

OPPORTUNITY: Real DNA sequencing + college credit for high school students!

Just 6 more students are needed to launch this class!
Bioinformatics through Sequencing at Tufts University is for high school students online. Students learn the how and why of DNA sequencing. Students run real experiments, develop research proposals that stem from their own uniquely tailored passionate interests, and learn how to use free access tools that they can use well beyond the course. There is flexibility in the course structure to adapt to students’ schedules.

https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/courses/browse/bioinfo-through-sequencing#section-17762

Why is DNA sequencing useful? Here are just a few examples:
*important for developing COVID test kits and identifying variant strains; PCR, molecular testing
*personalized medicine
*using nature’s amazing design to create phenomenal experimental tools
And the list goes on as you will see in class!

Aranda Duan, PhD in biochemistry. Research scientist at MIT, instructor at Tufts U and Simmons U

Introduction to bioinformatics as a tool for gaining insight into biological systems and processes. Includes coverage of molecular biology and genetics laboratory techniques, next-generation DNA sequencing, and advanced computer technology to gather and analyze large-scale genomic data. Interactions...

We used to go to this event in person and it was a lot of fun!
01/18/2021

We used to go to this event in person and it was a lot of fun!

The Michigan State University Graduate Women in Science Mid-Michigan Chapter invites you and your students to attend our virtual 2021 Girls Math and Science Day!⚗️🔭🔬👩‍🔬

This event is an opportunity for middle school girls to work with enthusiastic and knowledgeable scientists at MSU while they complete four 25-minute STEM-themed activities!

Registration opens Feb. 12th
Event will be held Saturday, March 20th 1 - 5 pm

More information can be found at: https://midmichigan.wixsite.com/gwis/girlsmathscienceday

This sounds like a lot of fun!  Solving mysteries involves logic learned from STEM and, like other skills, is a skill th...
01/16/2021

This sounds like a lot of fun! Solving mysteries involves logic learned from STEM and, like other skills, is a skill that requires practice for mastery.

CALLING TEEN PRIVATE DETECTIVES! Starts January 1, 2021.

An anonymous tip has come in that a thief will steal an iconic Michigan landmark on Valentine’s Day.

We’re recruiting teenage private detectives to stop the heist!

Figure out who the thief is and what they’re stealing to prevent the crime and claim your reward.
JOIN THE QUEST AND CLAIM YOUR REWARD

The Quest begins January 1 and ends on February 14, 2021
https://fpl.info/for-teens/milibrary-winter-quest/

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Curiosity Academy is an after school club for middle school students interested in learning about being a woman in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). At Curiosity Academy, you meet once a week to problem solve, complete exciting, fun, and interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers are like. Curiosity Academy is a collaborative effort and community program. Designed by directors from the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Longway Planetarium, the program offers a diverse set of opportunities, resources, and backgrounds to enhance your experience in the program. To apply, visit blogs.umflint.edu/curiosityacademy and click on the 'application page' button. Scholarship information is available upon acceptance into the program.

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Not science, but a great example of applying an existing process and something she loved into a new product that brings joy to others...the ultimate engineer