Jun
06
2020

Art 2 Science at home for families - Toys from home chemicals (Opens in a new window)

YouTube link coming soon

Outreach

Start time: 10 am

Live stream details coming soon

In this activity, we'll combine 4 common ingredients in 3 different ways to make things to play with. Then we'll explore experiments that could help us make our new toys even more stretchy or bouncy.

You will need:

  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • Glue
  • Borax
  • Something to mix in (cup, bowl, baggie)
  • Something to stir with (spoon, stick, hand)
Apr
23
2020

CANCELLED: The building blocks of matter: atoms or LEGOs? (Opens in a new window)

Michigan History Center, 702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915

Outreach

The periodic table organizes atoms into different elements, but the chart of nuclides is a better way to classify them. Discover the secrets of the nucleus by building a chart from towers of LEGO bricks, one for each of 130 isotopes in the first ten elements. The pattern of stable and radioactive nuclei will help explain the how the matter in your body was originally made in stars! Hosted by the Michigan History Museum and sponsored by the MSU Science Festival.

Apr
04
2020

CANCELLED: MSU Science Festival Expo (Opens in a new window)

Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building, Michigan State University

Outreach

The 8th annual MSU Science Festival will take place April 1-30, 2020. Presenters are getting ready to dazzle, delight, educate, and inform, reaching beyond science to include technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and the important role they play shaping our future and everyday lives. The April 4 expo will feature dozens of booths, and JINA will be on hand to demonstrate nuclear astrophysics with hands-on activities!

Mar
19
2020

CANCELLED: Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion (Opens in a new window)

Wharton Center, East Lansing, MI

Outreach

Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion will present an exhilarating performance that combines dance, video, and physics while featuring professional dancers and guest performances by local youth. The show highlights the wonders of science and illuminates the research at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and was inspired by Dance Exchange’s critically acclaimed work The Matter of Origins. Following the performance, audience members are invited to participate in a series of activities which explore dance, physics, and FRIB. 

Feb
27
2020

Hard Realities You'll Face in the Industry and the Strategies You Need to Deal with Them (Opens in a new window)

6:00 PM - 1300 FRIB Laboratory

Outreach

In this talk, “Leadership in an Engineering Environment”, Trudy Kortes, a 30 year NASA veteran and STEM speaker and consultant, will describe the typical characteristics of an industrial engineering organization, the typical characteristics of engineers, and typical situations you might find yourself in within an engineering organization. She will discuss the hard realities you will face as well as manifestations of each of these topics, and the you will learn strategies, approaches, and coping mechanisms to successfully maneuver yourself through your career.

Oct
19
2019

MSU SCICOMM SCIENCE ART EXHIBITION (Opens in a new window)

Wharton Center and Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, East Lansing, MI

Outreach

Join the MSU Science Communication organization (MSU SciComm) with the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in their first live Science-Art show. There will be live science demos and discussions. This event features guest speaker Patrick Morgan, and Keynote Speaker Dianna Cowern aka Physics Girl. 

Jul
14
2019

Physics of Atomic Nuclei (PAN) for Teachers (Opens in a new window)

Michigan State University

Outreach

Middle and high school physical science teachers from the US and Canada participate in a week-long professional development program to learn techniques for teaching nuclear astrophysics in the classroom. Activities are similar to the student week, but also include lesson plans and materials.

Mar
07
2019

Marsh Intermediate ND Field trip (Opens in a new window)

University of Notre Dame

Outreach

Students from St Pius spent the day at Notre Dame learning about science with various campus groups. They learned about circuits and electricity through an Art 2 Science activity with JINA-CEE

Mar
02
2019

Northern Indiana Regional Science Fair (Opens in a new window)

University of Notre Dame

Outreach

250 students participated in the regional science fair. JINA-CEE provides judges for the regional fair as well as some local school fairs. We also provide prizes to support physics, astronomy, and scientific curiosity.

Feb
02
2019

Science Alive (Opens in a new window)

St. Joseph County Public Library

Outreach

JINA-CEE has filled the Storytime room at Science Alive with hands-on activities since 2010. We are considered one of the staple exhibitors. We have also contributed to the 27 year old program by instituting a "passport" to encourage children to see multiple exhibits, and donating camp certificates for the associated raffle. We have also held exhibitor receptions in the past to support networking among science educators.