Research and Education

The close integration of research and education is the focal point from which all other project elements derive. MT NSF EPSCoR supports innovative education activities that directly link to research objectives and enhance Montana's STEM workforce. Our education activities focus on undergraduate and graduate students but include programs designed to foster STEM education in Montana's K-12 institutions.

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Montana Institute on Ecosystems

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) is the flagship program of the 2011-17 Montana NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 award. It is a first-of-its-kind experiment for Montana to build a state-wide…

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IoE Graduate Fellows

IoE Graduate Fellows are MUS graduate students working on interdisciplinary topics related to the IoE's implementation of the 2011-17 NSF ESPCoR Track-1 project. These outstanding student scholars receive EPSCoR support from…

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UM Systems Ecology Graduate Program

The UM Systems Ecology Graduate Program is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ecological systems that focuses on interactions and transactions within and among biological systems. MT EPSCoR has partially supported this program to…

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MSU Water Science Minor

The Montana State University Water Resources Minor is designed to encourage a student from any discipline to explore water resources beyond course work in…

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