S.T.E.A.M. Poetry Slam

Ten poets from MSU and the greater Lansing community will write and perform poetry about the social and environmental issues connected to the global climate crisis, and will compete for three cash prizes: a $500 grand prize, $250 second place prize, and $125 third place prize. The Exhibit S.T.E.A.M Poetry Slam (formally known as the STEAM Engine Poetry Slam) is one of the most unique poetry slams in the world because of the way it maintains the integrity of a normal poetry slam while also having its own personality and originality. The 5th installation of this poetry slam is hosted by Natasha T. Miller, MSU Museum’s Community Engagement Manager and a Women of the World Poetry Slam 3-time- top five finalist, and co-sponsored by RCAH Center for Poetry. This event will be live streamed for the public, and the top poets will be selected by 5 community judges. For registration and more details

Immersive Visualization Institute


Abrams Planetarium, MSU Libraries, and the MSU Museum have collaborated to foster an “ecosystem” of immersive visualization technologies for teaching, learning, and research at Michigan State University. Since 2019, the annual “Immersive Visualization Institute (IVI)” has brought together diverse groups of graduate students and faculty centered around data visualization. Program participants investigate innovative and interdisciplinary ideas for capitalizing on one or more of the platforms within the ecosystem and produce a participation outcome using the technologies. Read more on the MSU Museum website.