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A laser beam shines through optical components in a Gallatin College photonics lab Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in a Montana State University lab in Bozeman, Mont. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

Montana State part of new regional tech hub focused on critical technologies for U.S. national security

Montana State University will be part of a new, federally designated regional technology hub focused on photonics and smart sensor technology, research areas in which MSU has decades of experience.

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Project Highlight: "The Future Isn't Written"

Dr. Arica Crootof of UM Western assists in a project surrounding effective communication about contamination and remediation efforts of the Warm Springs Ponds at the headwaters of the Clark Fork River.

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Montana State University researchers, from left, Rob Payn, Tony Bertagnolli, Stephanie Ewing and Frank Stewart. The group has received funding from the Department of Energy to study organisms that process nitrogen and produce oxygen along waterways. MSU photo by Colter Peterson.

Montana State research team receives new funding to examine nitrogen processing in riparian areas

Building off preliminary work conducted through the Montana NSF EPSCoR Track-1 CREWS project, a team of Montana State University researchers recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to examine nitrogen processing in riparian areas

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Final Report

Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Report

The Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission final report was submitted to Congress on September 27, 2023 and reflects one of the most sweeping and comprehensive reviews of the wildfire system to date. The report makes 148 recommendations covering seven key themes:

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New article from CREWS JRW Natural Resource Social Science team focuses on challenges rural communities face with public water systems

A recent publication from the Natural Resource Social Science team highlights the challenges facing rural communities in the arena of public water systems—namely, the locally-managed infrastructure that delivers domestic water to homes in settled areas like small towns and cities.

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Graduate student Tasha Stryker stands next to a development version of the online Crash Course game

Online college simulation game introduces players to STEM concepts and pathways

The online learning game, Crash Course, is a virtual college simulation that introduces players to various STEM concepts and pathways.

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Panelists speak at the first Clark Fork Science Forum in April

Montana NSF EPSCoR supports first Clark Fork Science Forum

On April 20 and 21st of 2023, the first Clark Fork Science Forum was held at the Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula. 

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Aaron Thomas, director of UM Indigenous Research and STEM Education, speaks with Ph.D. student Sierra Paske in the UM Chemistry Building. (Photos by Tommy Martino)

UM Vision Magazine Features Dr. Aaron Thomas

The most recent University of Montana Vision Magazine features a story on the work of Dr. Aaron Thomas, Diversity and Inclusion lead for the current Montana NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 CREWS project

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Women in STEM: Caitlin Mayernik

Meet Caitlin Mayernik, a PhD student at Montana State University and a member of the EPSCoR Track 1 CREWS research team. In this interview, Caitlin shared information about her work, studies and career pathway with the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, an outreach program of Montana NSF EPSCoR. Her interview is reprinted here in order to share career pathways with young people in Montana.

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Anaconda Art+Science Project

Three students from MSU created pieces of art based on CREWS graduate student Megan Moore's research on Anaconda and community resilience

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Upcoming Events

STEM Summer Institute and Workshop

Supported by the SMART FIRES project, MSU will host the 2024 STEM Summer Institute and Workshop in the Norm Asbjornson Hall on August 5-7, 2024.

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SMART FIRES All Hands Meeting

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28th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

28th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

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STEM Summer Institute and Workshop

Supported by the SMART FIRES project, MSU will host the 2024 STEM Summer Institute and Workshop in the Norm Asbjornson Hall on August 5-7, 2024.

More STEM Summer Institute and Workshop

SMART FIRES All Hands Meeting

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28th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

28th NSF EPSCoR National Conference

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