Upcoming STEM events

Gabrielle Gappy, Science & Technology Editor

A few weeks ago, The Oakland Post published a story on different events to attend for fun during late fall and early winter. In addition to recreational activities, Michigan has some exciting STEM attractions, webinars and conferences coming up in the next few weeks.

  • Michigan Science Center – Detroit

Located on the corner of Warren Ave. and John R St. in Midtown, the Michigan Science Center is one of several nonprofit organizations in Detroit’s cultural district. With live stage shows, an IMAX® Dome, a 4D theater, a Planetarium, an 8,700 square foot special exhibit hall, and 220+ interactive exhibits, the Science Center has a lot to offer children and adults alike. 

Affectionately known as MiSci, we pride ourselves on being a STEM engagement hub where discovery learning and interactive participation meet. Our exhibits, programs and science shows explore various topics in STEM and promote literacy and understanding of the natural world and the built environment (mi-sci).

Cost (adult general admission): $18

  • The Science of Ethics with Dr. Toby Groves – Webinar

This session delves into the fascinating neuroscience behind how our minds work when we face decisions with conflicting motivations or difficult dilemmas for which the best answer is not clear. Attendees will explore real-life dilemmas and learn effective cognitive processes to deal with those dilemmas as revealed by the latest research in neuroscience.

The session draws on organizational psychology, cognitive science, psychobiology and even sports psychology to create an immersive experience and unveil the hidden ways our minds perceive and interpret problems (CPE).

Cost: $49

  • International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biologyheld in Detroit at the Shinola Hotel, Dec. 8-9 2022

The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Computational Biology to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in the current technology, techniques and solutions in Biotechnology as they have been developed and applied in different countries.

Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from research and academia, to industrial sectors as well as government organizations (Eurasia Web).

Deadline for registration: Dec. 1

  • Science Forum Demos – University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Dec. 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

“Have you ever wondered how we see? To take a closer look at the organ that helps us see the world, join UMMNH staff in dissecting a cow’s eye. How is it similar to and different from our eyes, and those of other animals? Learn the parts of the eye and how they work together.

“While exploring the lens, we’ll also talk about why some of us need glasses and how we can keep our eyes and our vision healthy.” (events.mich)

Cost: Free