GPS Training for Teachers
August 10th in Bozeman
Montana teachers of grades 5-12 attended this one-day workshop sponsored by Montana NSF EPSCoR. Workshop activities included how to use GPS units for classroom activities, weed identification training, a tutorial on the basics of ArcGIS Explorer desktop software and add-ons, and creating a presentation within Explorer. Participants also learned about how researchers within the Montana University System and the new Montana Institute on Ecosystems are using GPS/GIS to study everything from noxious weeds to water quality to pine beetle infestations. Teachers who were selected to participate received a high-end GPS unit for their classroom, educational resources, OPI renewal units, and travel funds.
The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project was proud to collaborate with the 21st Century Learning Centers for a joint conference in Missoula, Montana on August 8, 2012. Over 80 people attended the MGSCP sessions, to learn about how the MSGC will help girl-serving organizations across the state network, collaborate, and share resources. Thanks to the many members of the MSGC Champions Board and Leadership Team who made this event a great success!
Science: Becoming the Messenger Workshop
Wednesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 17, 2012
Science: Becoming the Messenger. This interactive workshop developed by the National Science Foundation provided science communication tools to help researchers communicate more broadly with the public. The workshop featured three prominent speakers: Emmy award-winning television producer Joe Schreiber; former PBS executive Dan Agan; and best-selling science journalist Chris Mooney.
Montana State University NanoDays 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Nanodays is an annual event that features hands-on demonstrations and exhibits about nanoscale science and engineering. Recommended for ages 8 and up, including adults.