As an integral part of the college's mission, Lyman Briggs faculty, staff, and students regularly engage in engagement and public outreach activities throughout the year in the East Lansing area. They also present lectures for the general public and participate in events that are coordinated by professional organizations or disciplinary conferences across the US and internationally. These activities provide a tangible way for LBC to build bridges between science and society, by improving the public understanding of science and encouraging a more diverse cohort of K-12 students to study science.
Faculty collaborating with Undergraduates
LBC faculty members in all disciplines collaborate with LBC undergraduates each year to create educational materials or presentations, test and assess them at outreach events in the East Lansing area, and revise them based on their experiences. Many of the students involved with this work are members of the Briggs Multiracial Alliance
or affiliated with the MSU Honors College
2009 Visits to elementary school classrooms in the Lansing Public Schools.
2009 Ludington Daily News: MSU Student Studying Hackert Lake Milfoil Weevils
2011 Radio Interview BBC Radio 3 (September 2011)
2011 Interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation
2011 Appearance on 101.9 FM in New York City and 101.1 FM in Chicago
2011 Appearance on WTDY Radio in Madison, Wisconsin
2010 Interviewed for a segment on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show.
2010 Local and national radio and print media interviews on Moral Ground.
2009 Radio interview with NPR – New York
2008 Radio interviews with BBC World Service
2008 Radio interview with BBC Radio 4
Writing for Popular Press
2010 National tour of townhall public lectures and readings from Moral Ground.
2009 'The Great and Raging Wilderness Debate: an explanation,' talk and booksigning, Schuler Books, Okemos, MI.
2009 The secret lives of galaxies” talk at Abrams Planetarium
2009 'Magic, Science, and Harry Potter,' invited talk given to members of the MSU Alumni Association.
2008 'Viper’s Flesh and Unicorn’s Horn: The Quest for a Magical Panacea.' National Library of Medicine Speaker Series.
2009 MI Chapter of North American Lake Management Society Lake Effect Newsletter: The Value of MI Lakes and Streams
2009 Animal Agriculture & the Environment Team, Scoop Newsletter: Research on Phosphorus Levels in Lakes Guides State Policy
2009 'Creation of Christian Soldiers a Chilling Sidelight of Darwin Bashing,' U.S. News and World Report, Room for Debate (2/18/09).
2009 'Creation-Science and Intelligent Design: Different Names for Religious Theory,' U.S. News and World Report, Room for Debate (2/10/09).
2008 'Creationist Culture Wars, Hollywood Style,' Michigan Messenger (5/26/08) 12b; rpt. in Reports of the National Center for Science Education.