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CREWS Careers: Ann Marie Reinhold

Meet Ann Marie Reinhold, an assistant research professor at Montana State University in Bozeman (Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences) and a member of the EPSCoR Track 1 research team. She is a hydroecologist and interdisciplinary scientist who works with the Judith River Watershed team.

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Water Quality Basics now available as free online course

Water Quality Basics, a free online course highlighting key issues and topics on water quality, is now available as part of Montana NSF EPSCoR's "CREWS-U" professional development program. The noncredit course explores water quality issues, including primers on the hydrologic cycle and determinants of water quality. It will address key issues for water quality, such as contaminant degradation and movement in the environment, iron and manganese, hard water, fire in the watershed, animal feeding operations, nutrients, wastewater treatment and emerging contaminants.

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CREWS via MSU to offer free online course on water quality basics

Montana State University News Release: Montana State University Academic Technology and Outreachand the Montana Water Center will offer a free online course highlighting key issues and topics on water quality. “Water Quality Basics,” which is currently live, has been funded through Montana NSF EPSCoR.

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CREWS engineer shares her work via Junior Researcher outreach project

Engineer Erika Espinosa-Ortiz received a seed grant from Montana NSF EPSCoR in February and quickly jumped into sharing her work with students and teachers via a new outreach project called CREWS Junior Researcher (CREWS is the acronym for the current Track 1 project: The Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems).

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CREWS careers: Megan Moore, social scientist / human geographer

Meet Megan Moore, a PhD student at the University of Montana (Department of Society and Conservation) and a member of the EPSCoR Track 1 research team. She is a research assistant with the Upper Clark Fork River team and is also a human geographer studying the Anaconda Co. Smelter Superfund site.

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COVID-19 Information

All activities on the CREWS project are following guidelines and directives from the National Science Foundation and the Montana University System.

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​​​​​​​‘Field-Notes’ on our Virtual Meeting at NSF

Field Notes on our Virtual Meeting at NSF These notes describe our team’s experience switching on short notice from an in-person meeting to a virtual meeting at NSF. We are sharing these informal notes in the event that it helps others prepare for similar changes. Please send any questions to info@mtnsfepscor.org.  

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EPSCoR and partners launch teacher professional development survey; closes April 17

Montana NSF EPSCoR, with the support of the MSU Science Math Resource Center and Bozeman non-profit School Services of Montana, have launched a statewide survey so Montana public school teachers can share their needs and interests for professional development. The survey will help Montana NSF EPSCoR and its partners better address the needs of educators statewide.

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Small Town STEM: Support to travel to Science Action Club training in Spokane

Do you work with youth in an out-of-school program in a Montana small town? Would you like financial support to attend a Science Action Club workshop and bring back STEM resources for your community? In partnership with the Montana Afterschool Alliance, we are pleased to offer travel support to two out-of-school programs to attend the Science Action Club workshop in Spokane, Washington on Feb. 10 and 11, 2020.

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The ASEE Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting will be held March 27-29, 2024 at Montana State University

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The ASEE Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting will be held March 27-29, 2024 at Montana State University

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