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Applications are now open for the Mi-STAR Facilitator Pathway for summer 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Applications are now open for the Mi-STAR Facilitator Pathway for summer 2019. The Facilitator Pathway is for individuals with the appropriate STEM background and previous experience who will support teachers to implement the Mi-STAR Curriculum. Read more

Battle of the Bed Bugs: You Can’t Beat the Heat

Monday, April 15, 2019
“When you are 14, acting grossed out is a rite of passage,” says Katie Bryant, a middle school science teacher who knows whereof she speaks. So if you want to engage—or even entrance—a room full of eighth graders, there are few better ways than to delve deeply into the private lives of something icky. Like bed bugs. Read more

Mi-STAR Featured in Michigan Tech Research Magazine

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
“Education Ecosystem for STEM,” an article in Michigan Tech’s 2019 Research Magazine, features Mi-STAR as one of three University initiatives designed to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math. One goal: to meet the growing demand for STEM professionals state- and nationwide. Read more

Michigan Science Teachers Association Honors Huntoon with Its Premier Award

Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA) awarded Mi-STAR project lead and principal investigator Jackie Huntoon its highest honor March 1 at its 66th annual conference, in Grand Rapids. Read more

Grosse Pointe News Covers Mi-STAR Students’ Visit with State Legislator

Friday, March 1, 2019
Chris Geerer’s sixth graders had a chance to advise State Rep. Tenisha Yancey on the danger of invasive species Read more

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Mi-STAR was founded in 2015 through generous support provided by the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. Mi-STAR has also received substantial support from the National Science Foundation and the MiSTEM Advisory Council through the Michigan Department of Education.