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What is the 26.2 Mile Challenge for Hope? A virtual run/walk challenge is like a traditional race, except participants complete the miles entirely on their own schedule. There is no required location nor a mandatory time of day in which to complete the event. We hope to challenge participants to get outside to stay active and healthy. Our challenge is 26.2 miles for hope. You can run or walk, and once you complete your registration, the next step is to…Find out more »
Title TBD Speaker Information Susanna Greer, Ph.D. Director, Clinical Cancer Research, Nutrition and Immunology American Cancer Society Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Graduate Student Association, Katie Hollis Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.Find out more »
The annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (WMRUGS) brings together nearly 400 students and faculty for a day of learning and networking. Via virtual platform, students will share the story of their research project with other college students, faculty, research scientists and other college students, as well as build their network of peers with similar interests and experiences. Attendees will also hear stimulating talks on current topics in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, neuroscience, physics,…Find out more »
Join us for A Conversation About Depression — Hosted by Carol Van Andel, a fully virtual event that will discuss the biological underpinnings of depression and explore how a better understanding of the disorder can be translated into improved diagnostics and treatments. Guests will hear from West Michigan scientists working on the front lines of these efforts. No matter where you are in Michigan or beyond, join us for this powerful, virtual discussion focused on new ways of thinking about depression…Find out more »
Title TBD Speaker Information Sharona E. Gordon, Ph.D. Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education University of Washington School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Juan Du, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.Find out more »
When the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, schools closed their doors practically overnight. Educators worked quickly to transition lessons to accommodate distance learning and found themselves facing one unexpected challenge after another. The approaching school year brings more uncertainty. Despite many unknowns and much stress, teachers everywhere continue to dedicate themselves to their students and are crafting meaningful, memorable learning experiences. Learn about what works (and what doesn’t) in a distance learning environment. Hear from teachers about the…Find out more »
Join Haworth and Van Andel Institute for Design & Discovery. Merging the inspiration of modernist furniture design with the elegant shapes and colors of contemporary fashion — Design & Discovery will excite your imagination and showcase the power of the creative spirit. This exclusive event will take place at the legendary Haworth headquarters and showroom in Holland Michigan, and feature a runway show by Leigh’s, an exclusive display of Ferrari sportscars, hors d'oeuvres, artisan cocktails, dancing and complimentary swag bags…Find out more »