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Ben Adams

MSU Museum CoLaborator

Major: Biosystems Engineering with a Bioenergy/Bioproduct concentration
Minor: Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Ben Adams is a CoLaborator at the MSU Museum, his primary responsibility is to talk to visitors about the current MSU Museum CoLab exhibition 1.5° Celsius.

Learn more about Ben (he/him)

Where are you from?  
Arlington, Virginia

What is your academic year? 

What interested you in your position at the MSU Museum?  
I have had an interest in environmental science and sustainability for a long time. There are so many aspects to this issue, and they are all interconnected.  I learn something new (good or bad) about it very frequently. Increasing awareness about what I believe to be our most important global issue is important to me, so I knew working in the  1.5° Celsius exhibition would be a unique and exciting opportunity.  

What is your favorite exhibition at the MSU Museum?  
Although I work in the 1.5° Celsius exhibition, I really enjoy the Science on a Sphere exhibition right across the hall. It is very interesting to see different types of data displayed across the globe and learn why the data may look the way it does. I’m also a little bit of a geography nerd so anything with maps or globes will attract my eye.

What do you do in your free time?  
I am in the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass, so you can find me at many MSU sporting events playing the tuba. I enjoy being outdoors every chance I get, and I do a lot of running and biking. I also train for and compete in triathlons with the MSU triathlon club.

What is your dream job?  
I’m still figuring that out, and I don’t have a super specific answer. But I would really like any job that involves traveling and exploring new places as much as possible. Although, if I had to pick something a little more specific, I would enjoy designing and building sustainable food and energy systems, such as waste-to-energy systems or hydroponics.




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