Calendar of Events


8 Friday
Gary Whelan, Fisheries Project Manager with Michigan DNR will present a seminar titled, Stuck with nowhere to go: The fisheries management implications of connectivity,  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.

14 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. 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 adult beverages.  This month's topic is Weasels in the Woods: American Marten Ecology in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, with speaker, Paul Keenlance, Dept. of Biology, GVSU.  Location: SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids NW 49503. 
Time: 8PM.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter @ScienceOnTapG

30 Saturday
Christmas Bird Count with the Grand Rapids Audubon Club (GRAC). Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education Center (WWC), 11715 Vergennes Rd. in Lowell, Michigan 49331. Field teams depart by 8:00 a.m. Return around noon for lunch. Lunch costs $5.00 or you can BYO. Choose to participate part or all day. Direct inquiries to count coordinator, Ranger Steve (Mueller) (616) 696-1753.



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   Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Gipson at

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 Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Gipson at

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


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.

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

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