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Family Science Day


Join us for a fun morning of hands-on educational activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hang out with MSU students, meet MSU scientists and engineers, and participate in dozens of free activities. All ages. For invited schools.


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MSU STEAM Day is a one-day conference that includes hands-on workshops in the STEAM fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8. The purpose of the program is to introduce young women to the many different careers available to them.


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Peaks and Potentials Camp


Peaks and Potentials summer enrichment camp gives high potential students the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life. Students may stay on campus or commute each day.


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MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp


MSU Explore: Earth & Space Science Camp is a no-cost camp for students entering grades 6-8. It is a residential camp where participants will take workshops of their choice. Workshop topics may include black holes, life on Mars, weather and climate, microbes to gases, writing Sci-Fi stories and much more.


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Artemis ROADS Hub Event


The ROADS (Rovers, Observation, and Drone Survey) program offers students hands-on experiences exploring STEM concepts based on real life NASA missions. This year’s ROADS program is based on NASA’s Artemis missions. At the Hub event, teams will demonstrate their solutions to several mission objectives.


Dr. Brock LaMeres

FREE Introductory Robotics Courses


These FREE courses, Introduction to Robotics using LEGO Mindstorms and Arduino-Based Robotics, introduce robotics as a method for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The courses are designed for pre- and in-service teachers, and are also appropriate for youth leaders, coaches or parents who are interested in integrating robotics and programming into their courses.Both courses were developed and are lead by Dr. Brock LaMeres, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Montana State University.



Impacts of Climate Change on Sagebrush


Sagebrush currently covers 120 million acres across 14 western states and three Canadian provinces, providing habitat for hundreds of different species of plants and animals. Wildlife such Greater and Gunnison sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits, mule deer and pronghorn depend heavily on sagebrush habitats. 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.

UTRAC kids outside in snow at MSU



Using Technology to Research After Class (UTRAC) is a Montana State University, Montana EPSCoR, and Montana Institute on Ecosystems project to engage youth in scientific explorations relating to the water and carbon cycles – in their very own school playgrounds. In this project, youth in Montana will participate in hands-on, inquiry-based activities and data collection in informal educational settings, such as after school programs and summer camps.

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BioScience Montana


BioScience Montana is an immersive health sciences project for high school-aged Montana 4-H'ers. BioScience Montana was funded by the National Institutes of Health to help Montana teens prepare for careers and studies in the health sciences and biomedical research.

The year-long program began in August when students spent an immersive week on the MSU-Bozeman campus, studying alongside faculty and students. Upon returning to their home communities, students spent the remainder of the school year fully engaged in experiments and science challenges. Participants also used interactive technologies to communicate with one another, to connect with MSU student mentors, and to present what they have learned to family, schools and the statewide 4-H community. The grant period has ended, but several educational resources remain.