MSGC Campus Representatives, Executive Board & Affiliates

Star MapMSGC Campus Representatives, Executive Board, and Affiliates

MSGC’s Executive Board, experts from a wide variety of scientific and educational fields, is comprised of MSGC Campus Representatives at its lead and affiliated college/universities and selected educational experts.  The University of Michigan is the MSGC lead institution and all other colleges and universities are MSGC affiliates.


Composition & Role of MSGC Board

Eleven affiliate universities and colleges in Michigan make up the MSGC. The lead institution is the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), with Director Professor Mark Moldwin.

The MSGC Executive Board generally meets monthly. Most meetings are teleconferences, but the board also meets in person at least twice a year. Every other year, there is an additional 2-day MSGC Executive Board Strategy Meeting. They also communicate regularly by email.

Lead Institution

University of MichiganUM Star Map

Professor Mark Moldwin
Director, Michigan Space Grant Consortium

1418 Climate and Space Research Bldg.
2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
Tel: (734) 647-3370


MSGC Affiliates

Calvin UniversityCalvin Star Map

Professor Larry Molnar
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Observatory Director

1734 Knollcrest Circle, SE
Science Building 173
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Tel:  (616) 526-6341

Central Michigan University

Professor Tao Zheng
Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

Dow Science 281
1200 S. Franklin St.
Mount Pleasant, MI  48859
Tel:  (989) 774-2675

Eastern Michigan UniversityEMU Star Map

Professor Roxanne Katus
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

515 Pray-Harrold
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel. (734) 487-1444

Grand Valley State UniversityGVSU Star Map

Professor Bopaiah Biddanda
Annis Water Resources Institute

740 West Shoreline Drive
Muskegon, MI  49441
Tel. (616) 331-3978

Hope CollegeHope Star Map

Dr. Brian Yurk
Professor of Mathematics

VanderWerf Hall – Room 215
27 Graves Place
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. 616.395.7526


Michigan State University MSU Star Map

Professor Virginia Ayres
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

449 Engineering Research CT
Engineering Research Complex
Room: C104
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1115
Tel. (517) 355-5236

Michigan Technological University MTU Star Map

Dr. Will Cantrell
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Professor, Physics

Admin Building, 413A
Houghton, MI  49931-1295
Phone:  (906) 487-3007


Oakland University OU Star Map

Professor Laila Guessous
Department of Mechanical Engineering

402 Engineering Center
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI  48309-4478
Telephone:  (248) 370-2183


Saginaw Valley State UniversitySVSU Star Map

Professor Mohammad Ashraf Khan
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Science Engineering & Technology
Academic and Student Affairs

Pioneer Hall 210
7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
Tel: (989) 964-4490


Wayne State UniversityWSU Star Map

Professor Ed Cackett
Physics & Astronomy

4841 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: (313) 577 9355


Western Michigan UniversityWMU Star Map

Professor Massood Z. Atashbar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Tel. (269) 276-3148


Higher Education Representative

Eastern Michigan UniversityEMU Star Map

Professor James Sheerin
Professor Emeritus
Physics and Astronomy Department


K-12 Representative

Ann Arbor Public SchoolsUM Star Map

Mr. Tom Pachera
Career and Technology Education Director

Ann Arbor Public Schools STEAM Coordinator

2552 N. Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel: (734) 545-6128