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Green and White Afternoonat Chabot Space & Science Center

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Event Details

You are invited to an afternoon of Bay Area Spartan camaraderie and a special opportunity to meet some of MSU’s most exceptional students, the College of Natural Science Dean’s Research Scholars, along with Professor Amy Ralston.

We will hear from the students and Dr. Ralston about life on campus today and the impact of undergraduate research experiences and scholarships.

Come early to enjoy the interactive exhibits at the science center, then stay to meet new and old Spartan friends. 


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    Date & Time

    Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 3–5 p.m.

  2. [icon: map] Venue & Address

    Chabot Space & Science Center | 10000 Skyline Boulevard | Oakland, CA 94619

  3. [icon: money] Price

    $10 per person includes refreshments and free admission to the science center. Parking is free.

  4. [icon: star] Special Guest(s)

    Ally Brown: Ally is a senior studying environmental biology and zoology. Her research looks at the benefit of restoring prairies that have a high diversity of native species, and the effort that should be put toward creating healthy native ecosystems.

    Joe Faryean: Joe is a senior neuroscience major. Joe’s research looks at Guillain-Barre Syndrome progression by using mouse models to help development effective therapies.

    Amy Ralston: Amy is the James K. Billman, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor in the College of Natural Resources. She is conducting pioneering research to investigate how genes regulate stem-cell behavior in the context of the mammalian embryo, with long-term goals of devising innovative stem-cell therapies and improving pregnancy outcomes. She received her B.A. in biochemistry from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

    About the Dean's Research Scholars
    The Dean’s Research Scholars are a group of outstanding undergraduate students who have experience conducting research, have proven academic success and exemplify the traits of true Spartans—hard-working, intelligent, problem-solvers.

    The powerful research environment within the College of Natural Science provides an extraordinary opportunity to offer a distinctive education that goes far beyond the classroom.

    Learn more about the Dean’s Research Scholars in this video. 

  5. [icon: info] Note

    RSVP by Monday, March 9, 2020.

    Free admission to the science center is included with registration to our event. Guests will need to go to the box office and mention “Michigan State University."

    Families are welcome, though space is limited and advance registration is required. Registrations will be taken in the order received up to the capacity of the venue.

    To send regrets, click here.

    For more information or to request accommodation for persons with disabilities, contact Lisa VanOrder at events@msu.edu or (517) 884-1038.