Friday, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m.

The STEM Expo will feature hands-on activities, career exploration, and college opportunities. The STEM Expo will be open to the full Science Olympiad community, including participants and their families, coaches, mentors, alumni, volunteers, and other guests.

STEM Expo Exhibitors

The participants that will be present include (so far): 


Presentations and Other Events

National Free Flight Society Logo

Free Flight – Float Documentary Film

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (playing on repeat) | STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, room TBD

Float follows a struggling newcomer seeking glory in the world of competitive model aviation as he threatens to knock a teammate out of first place. Pilots are passionately devoted to this elite, century-old sport, fighting to keep it alive. Ethereal airships hang weightlessly in cavernous halls above the pilots’ heads, holding their hopes and dreams on gossamer wings.


MSU Packaging Presentations and Tour

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | School of Packaging Building

Description coming soon


Zachary Constan

Zach Constan, Outreach Coordinator

Facility For Rare Isotope Beams and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Michigan State University

Zachary Constan, Ph.D., facilitates tours, summer camps, public talks, science festivals, and exhibits. He engages the public and generates enthusiasm and learning among young people for scientific careers. Zach will give the following presentations during STEM Expo about the exciting developments in nuclear science at MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

Explore MSU’s World-Class Particle Accelerator from the Comfort of Your Seat
9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. | Abrams Planetarium 

The 45-minute “Virtual Tour” of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) includes full-dome images of the experimental vaults, 3D models of our equipment, and animations that demonstrate how our research gets done. Using MSU’s Abrams Planetarium, we can “go” places in the lab that most visitors never see!

Who Will Solve the Problems? And Other Thoughts on Research Science Careers
2:30 p.m. | STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, room TBD

MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a world-leading rare isotope research facility. Inside, scientists regularly smash nuclei together at nearly half the speed of light. How? It takes physicists, chemists, mathematicians, plumbers, welders, machinists, computer scientists . . . Find out what kinds of jobs are needed to make cutting-edge science work!