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  February 2020

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

  Aman Yadav, faculty colleagues, and teachers at a CT4EDU professional development workshop.  

Computational Thinking for K-12 Students and Their Teachers (CT4EDU)

Aman Yadav, Ph.D.
Professor, Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education
College of Education

Many students don't get the opportunity to pursue computer science or see the relevance of computing tools and practices in their own personal and professional lives.

Aman Yadav, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE) at MSU's College of Education, believes he has some tools that can help both students and their teachers grasp and use computational concepts more easily—tools that can be deployed as early as elementary school. These tools can serve as an on-ramp for teachers and their students to computationally rich learning experiences that can also be applied to other disciplines beyond computer science ... read more

  NAMES Project AIDS Memorial panel made for 'Bob I.' of Lansing. Photograph courtesy of MSU Museum.  

Treating HIV/AIDS Patients and Their Loved Ones With Compassion and Courage

Peter G. Gulick, DO, FACP, FACOI, FIDSA
Professor, Osteopathic Medical Specialties
Medical Oncology/Infectious Disease
College of Osteopathic Medicine

When Peter Gulick was in medical school, he was unaware of the virus that would define the trajectory of his career.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) emerged in the early 1980's and became one of the most significant challenges in modern medicine. Gulick found himself in circumstances that called for not only medical acumen, but for compassion, advocacy, and social justice for patients and their loved ones ... read more

  Animation demonstrating jerrycan use for bean storage.  

Transformations With Animations: Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)

Julia Bello-Bravo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Agriculture and Natural Resources

Barry Pittendrigh, Ph.D.
MSU Foundation Professor
Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research
Associate Chairperson
Agriculture and Natural Resources

One of the challenges facing millions of people living in remote regions of developing countries is access to information. Barriers of distance, language, literacy, and resources can place critical—even life-altering information out of reach. Julia Bello-Bravo and colleague Barry Pittendrigh, both faculty members in MSU's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, have been collaborating for a decade to make information accessible to remote populations all over the world through an initiative they co-founded, Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) ... read more


Announcements and Events


2020 MSU Outreach and Engagement Awards Ceremony
East Lansing, Michigan
February 19, 2020

Community-Engaged Learning in the Classroom: Rubrics, Reflections, and Resources
East Lansing, Michigan
February 24, 2020

Global Engagement Speaker Series: Sandra Rodriguez Cotto
East Lansing, Michigan
February 25, 2020

Forming and Sustaining Researcher-Practitioner-Policymaker Partnerships
East Lansing, Michigan
February 26, 2020

Creating a Digital Presence and Portfolio for Your Community-Engaged Work Workshop
East Lansing, Michigan
February 28, 2020

A Systems-Level Perspective on Data-Driven Decision-Making
East Lansing, Michigan
March 11, 2020

PhotoVoice Analysis and Scholarly Presentation
East Lansing, Michigan
March 13, 2020

2020 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference: Envisioning Engaged Scholarship
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Proposal submission deadline: March 13, 2020
September 13-16, 2020

Community-Engaged Scholarship Write-Ins
East Lansing, Michigan
March 13, 2020
April 3, 2020
May 1, 2020

Global Digital Humanities Symposium
East Lansing, Michigan
Registration deadline: March 13, 2020
March 26-27, 2020

Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion
East Lansing, Michigan
March 21, 2020

Global Engagement Speaker Series: Cosmas Ochieng
East Lansing, Michigan
March 24, 2020


Gulf South Summit: Building Healthy Communities
Nashville, Tennessee
March 25-27, 2020

Campus Compact National Conference: The Promise of Full Democracy, Opportunity, Voice
Seattle, Washington
March 29-April 1, 2020

MSU Science Festival
East Lansing, Michigan
April 1-30, 2020

CV and Digital Portfolio Write-In
East Lansing, Michigan
April 3, 2020

National Service-Learning Conference: Unmask Your Potential
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 16-18, 2020

Michigan Science Olympiad State Tournament
East Lansing, Michigan
April 25, 2020

2020 Broader Impacts Summit
Durham, North Carolina
April 28-30, 2020

Community Conversations: Partnership Exploration
East Lansing, Michigan
May 1, 2020

Whiting Public Engagement Programs: Fellowship and Seed Grants
Nominations due: May 1, 2020

C2UExpo 2020: Culture, Place, and Resilience
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada
May 12-14, 2020

Conceptualizing and Assessing the Broader Impacts of Your Research Workshop
East Lansing, Michigan
May 18, 2020

Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship
East Lansing, Michigan
June 1-5, 2020

CCPH 2020 International Conference: Advancing Health Equity Through Community and Economic Development
Flint, Michigan
August 18-21, 2020


Outreach and Engagement Resources


MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
This program prepares graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. It offers students a transcript notation indicating that they have completed the program.

Community Engagement Toolkits
Designed by the Center for Community Engaged Learning to guide and support MSU faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

Tools of Engagement Learning Modules
Online curriculum modules are available for use by MSU faculty to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement.

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from MSU Press


The Engaged Scholar Magazine Cover - Volume 14


The Engaged Scholar Magazine

The 2019 issue of the Engaged Scholar Magazine looks at Detroit's resurgence, how it is being driven by public-private-nonprofit partnerships, and how MSU is playing a part.

View the latest volume


Looking for Community Partners?

Collaboration and partnership with communities are at the core of engaged scholarship. In all of its work, University Outreach and Engagement emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a community partnership, University Outreach and Engagement may be able to help you. Our staff and researchers have connections across the state in areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at (517) 353-8977, or vanegere@msu.edu.


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