|Tuesday, February 28|
University Of Montana STEAMfest, 2/28-3/2, Missoula|
University of Montana
A virtual career fair connecting Montana high-school students with University of Montana and community role models in STEM and the arts.
Wildlife Biology from Montana to Malaysia Feburary 28th, 10:15-11:00 am Biologists Jedediah Brodie (University of Montana) and Nick DeCesare (Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks) will engage students with their research and field work in wildlife biology and conservation. Dr. Brodie's research takes him to tropical rain forests of Southeast Asia, where he studies the impacts of altered habitats on mammals. Dr. DeCesare's work at Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks focuses on moose population dynamics.
Brains and Biomedical Careers February 28th, 1:00-1:45 pm Explore research and career opportunities in the biomedical and health sciences with University of Montana neuroscience graduate student Genevieve Lind and a representative from Montana biotechnology startup Inimmune.
Building with Biomaterials March 1st, 10:15-11:00 am Learn how UM materials scientist Dr. Monica Serban and Rivertop Renewables' Vice President of Research & Development, Tyler Smith, are using chemistry to build new materials, from artificial skin to sustainable dish detergent.
Biomechanics and Human Performance March 1st, 1:00-1:45 pm How are biomechanics researchers improving athletes' perfromance in the Olympics? Join Dr. Matt Bundle (University of Montana, Health and Human Performance) and Meg Fisher (Alpine Physical Therapy and Paralympic medalist) to learn how research in the laboratory influences the world of sports.
Take Flight with a Drone March 2nd, 10:15-11:00 am Take to the skies with autonomous aerial systems (drone) specialists Jonathan Byers (University of Montana geography graduate student) and Jaylene Naylor (assistant director, UM Autonomous Aerial Systems Office). Naylor and Byers will share with students their own work with drones in the private sector, as hobbyists, and as researchers and educators at UM.