Adult & Community
Montana Girls STEM Collaborative
The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative brings together organizations and individuals who are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM. It shares research and exemplary practices, offers professional development and opportunities for collaboration, funds mini-grants and brings national STEM resources to Montana, and provides girls and other under-represented youth with access to STEM mentors and role models and hands-on STEM opportunities.
Aerokats and Rovers Education Network (AREN)
Impacts of Climate Change on Sagebrush
Sagebrush ecosystems are often multi-use: livestock grazing, oil and gas development, and mineral extraction occur along with opportunities for recreation such as hiking, fishing and other activities that support local economies. With funding from USGS and other sources, a multi-disciplinary research team used computer models to look at what may happen to big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) under various scenarios of climate change.
Funded as an NIH Science Education Partnership Award, BioScience Montana was an immersive health sciences project for high school-aged Montana 4-H'ers. In Spring 2012, Montana State University began choosing 4-H teams from throughout Montana to take part. The project introduced 4-H'ers to hands-on science and research, careers and studies in health science-related fields, and digital media and social networking technologies. Students participated in teams of 4-6 people plus one adult leader.
Astronauts and Aliens
Librarians can download free activity sheets and information about how to create dynamic family events to teach the public about NASA and space science. This site contains all the information a library needs to host four fun-filled educational parties with the themes of Star Viewing, the Sun, Astronauts, & Aliens.
This short film is designed for young people who are thinking about college and STEM careers. Energy's Future tells the story of Joules, a high school junior who is considering what to do after high school. Her story intersects with those of three Montana State University students who are engaged in cutting-edge research aimed at solving one of the biggest problems facing our world: the need to find renewable energy. Through interweaving stories, Energy's Future paints a picture of the intersection of science and people, from students being taught in the high school classroom to students solving real-world problems in the college lab. [c] Montana NSF EPSCoR, 2010. Run time: 12:32.
Thermal Biology Institute
Videos, lesson plans and other educational resources on thermal biology research in Yellowstone National Park. The Institute conducts and promotes research and education focused on the biology and interrelated physical and chemical processes of geothermal environments in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
MSU's National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) offers online, graduate-level science courses from a world-class public research university. NTEN was one of the first online professional development programs for K-12 teachers, and has offered courses since 1993. NTEN is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach at Montana State University and was created with funding from the National Science Foundation.