Removing a ribbon from a tree

Trees as Witnesses: Honoring the Survivors

In his August 2018 letter, Museum Director Mark Auslander reflects on the approximately 221 teal bows and ribbons on campus, tied around trees to honor the survivors of the horrific sexual abuse perpetrated by Larry Nasser. Recently, the parents and allies who placed the ribbons decided to remove them, to

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Image of Science on a Sphere

Pondering “Science on a Sphere”: Fire and the Singer of Tales

In his July 2018 letter, MSU Museum director Mark Auslander considers plans to bring the powerful learning technology, “Science on a Sphere”, to the Museum, with a projected grand opening in October 2019. Although the system draws upon some of the most sophisticated scientific research and computational analysis of the

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Image of Science On a Sphere at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago


The MSU Museum was awarded $150,000 from the MSU Federal Credit Union for Science on a Sphere. The MSUFCU will also continue its support of the Museum’s preschool program and the annual Dinosaur Dash 5K race. Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Science on a Sphere displays

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