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CREWS Year 3 Workforce Development Seed Awards

09/11/20 by Chelle Terwilliger
Sampling on the Upper Clark Fork River

Montana NSF EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) announces new Workforce Development Seed Awards, enhancing the water quality research and education program of the Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems (CREWS) RII Track-1 project (OIA- 1757351).

The workforce development seed program was open to two- and four-year campuses across the state. This program is designed to extend the institutional participation on the CREWS project beyond the state’s primary research campuses. New awards will be issued to faculty at Montana State University Billings City College (MSU-B), Carroll College (Carroll), and Salish Kootenai College (SKC).

The awarded proposals are listed below:

"Next-Gen Sequencing-Based CURE for Undergraduate Research" PI: Ashley Beck, Carroll College

"Improving Wetland Characterization Using Remote Sensing Tools and Environmental DNA" PI: Georgia Smies, Salish Kootenai College

"Learn to Operate a Water Treatment Facility in Virtual Reality" PI: Andrew Sullivan, MSU-B City College