CREWS news

This blog contains information about the CREWS project and team, including news, updates, highlights, outcomes and products, or any other useful content about the CREWS project.

 

Meet Teagan Leitzke, a PhD student at Montana Technological University and a member of the EPSCoR Track 1 research team. In this interview, Teagan shared information about her work, studies and career pathway with the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, an outreach program of Montana NSF EPSCoR. Her interview is reprinted here in order to share career pathways with young people in Montana.

When Montana State University educator-trainer Jeannie Chipps needed an authentic Montana research project to use as a model for teaching Proficiency Based Education, she turned to Montana NSF EPSCoR researcher Rob Payn.

Meet Rachel Anderson, an intern with the 2022 CREWS Undergraduate Research Internship program!
Meet Gabriella Cameron, an undergraduate student who participated in the 2022 CREWS Workforce Development internship program
CREWS graduate students Riley Logan and Megan Moore presented their research at a Diving into Data workshop hosted by the Science Math Resource Center in February
Researchers and students from the CREWS Natural Resource Social Science and Judith River Watershed teams published two articles in 2021 on rural drinking water systems and infrastructure

In 2020, Dr. Ashley Beck, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Carroll College in Helena, was awarded a workforce development seed grant from the Montana NSF EPSCoR Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems (CREWS). The objective of her seed grant project was to develop a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for students at Carroll College.

In Year 3 of the CREWS project, Georgia Smies, an instructor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Program at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) was awarded a CREWS seed grant to improve Category 1 wetland characterization using remote sensing tools and environmental DNA. As a CREWS seed grant recipient, Georgia Smies has accomplished a great deal with her award and research.

Meet Jaden Woeppel, an intern with the 2021 CREWS Undergraduate Research Internship program!
The CREWS-Powder River Basin team continued groundwater sampling efforts over this past summer