Calendar of Events


February


2 Saturday
Bird Biohabitats (at 2 p.m.) as part of the Wittenbach Wege Center’s Winterfest Activities. For more information visit Facebook or email questions to Courtney Cheers at ccheers@lowellschools.com.  The Wittenbach Wege Center Agriscience & Environmental Education is at 11715 Vergennes SE, Lowell, MI 49331. Phone:  (616) 987-2565

8 Thursday
Science On Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate, and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer (although SpeakEZ is a restaurant, which serves those under 21 as well). Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news such as ebola and the paleo diet. This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and beverages. February Science On Tap Topic:Evolution of the Human Mind and Brain with speaker Mark Reimers, Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University. 8:00pm at SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids NW 49503.  Facebook page

9 Friday
Dr. Tim Davis, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University. will present a seminar titled, “Why are our lakes the same color as our lawns? Understanding the role of eutrophication and climate change in promoting Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CHABs)”,  as part of the AWRI Seminar Speaker at 2:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, Lake Michigan Center, 740 W. Shoreline Drive, Muskegon, MI  49441.

10 Saturday
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) – West Michigan presents Fall in Love with STEM, workshops and activities for middle school students:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the GVSU Allendale campus (for Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics) and at the Grand Rapids campus (for Health Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Engineering).
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Grand Rapids Community College (for Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Engineering, Mathematics). Register at www.gvsu.edu/rmsc.   Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Gipson at gipsonk@gvsu.edu

24 Saturday
The Association for Women in Science – West Michigan presents Fall in Love with Science, workshops and activities for middle school students. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Hope College (for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Neurology, Nursing, Computer Science). Register at www.hope.edu/explore Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Gipson at gipsonk@gvsu.edu

Math in Action conference, hosted by the GVSU Department of Mathematics,held on the GVSU Allendale campus.

16-17 Friday-Saturday
Second Annual Roger That! Conference and Design Challenge .  Visit gvsu.edu/rogerthat


March


2 Friday
Deadline for applications for the Mary Jane Dockeray Scholarships for graduating high school seniors in the Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa Intermediate School Districts who are interested in pursuing a career in science.  More information and application forms may be found on the RMSC website.

2-3 Friday-Saturday
The 65th annual Michigan Science Teacher Association (MSTA) Conference, Radisson Hotel & Lansing Center, Lansing, MI.

7-9 Wednesday-Friday
The annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference is March 7-9, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI.

8 Thursday
Science On Tap, co-sponsored by GVSU and SpeakEZ Lounge, is an opportunity for conversation, debate, and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer (although SpeakEZ is a restaurant, which serves those under 21 as well). Each month at SpeakEZ, a knowledgeable expert hosts a scientific discussion about current topics in the news such as ebola and the paleo diet. This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and beverages. March Science On Tap Topic:  Decoding A Diagnosis, by Nicole Marganti, University Counseling Center (Grand Valley State University), River City Psychological Services. Do I have anxiety or an anxiety disorder? Making sense of mental health is complex for clients and therapists alike, but a correct diagnosis can shine a light on the best plan for treatment. Come hear Dr. Nicole Marganti discuss how professionals determine a diagnosis and explore factors that can complicate the process   8:00pm at SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids NW 49503.  Facebook page

17 Saturday
Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad tournament at GVSU Allendale campus.

30 Friday
Application deadline for AP Computer Science Principles (grades 9-12) and Computer Science Discoveries (grades 6-10). This five day conference will take place in Grand Rapids this summer, July 8-13, 2018.  Visit www.micoding.weebly.com for information or contact Kris Pachla at pachlkri@gvsu.edu.


April


April 11
Student Scholars Day is an annual event held to showcase research and creative work of GVSU students in any major. Student work is faculty-mentored and shared through oral presentations, posters, panel sessions, fine art exhibits and performances, and other venues. The local community, schools, teachers, and students are invited to the Allendale Campus 9:00am - 8:00pm to learn more about students' work, excitement and experiences, and interact with them. Visit gvsu.edu/ours/ssd for details.


July


8-13 Sunday-Friday
AP Computer Science Principles (grades 9-12) and Computer Science Discoveries (grades 6-10),  five day conference in Grand Rapids. Visit www.micoding.weebly.com for information or contact Kris Pachla at pachlkri@gvsu.edu.



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