Researchers and outreach staff from Montana NSF EPSCoR shared new developments and opportunities with teachers from around the state of Montana at the annual Science Summer Institute professional development conference for educators on Aug. 11-13, 2021.
Meet Jessica Andriolo, a research associate in the mechanical engineering department at Montana Technological University and a member of the EPSCoR Track 1 research team. In this interview, Jessica shared information about her work, studies and career pathway with the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, an outreach program of Montana NSF EPSCoR.
Kits created to inspire place-based science exploration are available for free to regional youth-serving organizations this summer thanks to a research and outreach collaboration between Montana State University, University of South Dakota and the University of Wyoming.
Citizen science connects scientists and everyday people to help accelerate research and discovery. It can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal and is a valuable way to engage the university community and have the public learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.