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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)

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

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)

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


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

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

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.

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