EDUCATION

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Digital Divide: Bridging the Urban-Rural Connectivity Gap

Addressing the rural-urban education gap should be a priority for today’s policymakers.

New Missoula library lending free mountain bikes to kids

The Missoula Youth MTB Library lending children mountain bikes for the summer

Estado de Montana ofrecerá programa gratuito en español sobre oportunidades de educación superior 4/18 – 5/16

Montana State University ofrece un programa gratuito de cinco sesiones en español esta primavera para brindar a la comunidad latina del Valle de Gallatin información y la oportunidad de obtener un certificado en temas relacionados con la educación superior.

Sean Gerrity’s podcast is live! The Answers Are Out There.

Through these stories, my hope is to leave you with a bit more optimism and inspiration than you might get from many other news sources these days. Who knows, you might even get inspired yourself to act on a great idea that you have been carrying around for a while?

Professional Climbers, Including Montana’s Conrad Anker, Outdoor Athletes File Briefs Supporting Youth Plaintiffs in Climate Lawsuit

“As an ice climber the threat of climate change is very real. We can look at the statistics of a shortened winter, but it really strikes home when you go to your favorite area and a climb that you’re familiar with, that shapes up every year, is absent,” Anker wrote in an amicus brief filed in support of 16 youth plaintiffs who won a landmark victory in the climate lawsuit Held v. Montana last summer.

University of Montana Research Discovers New Way to Generate Human Cartilage

Grimes said there is a critical unmet need for new methods to regenerate human cartilage for the 230,000 children born annually in the U.S. with craniofacial defects. Growing cartilage in the laboratory also could lead to effective treatments to repair craniofacial cartilage damage due to injuries.

CO2-capturing rock dust boosts crop yields by up to 16%

“We have shown with hard-won data, the carbon removal potential of enhanced weathering practices in the real world,” said the lead scientist, U Sheffield’s Prof. David Beerling. “It’s a big step forward in understanding the enormous potential of this technology to mitigate climate change while simultaneously improving yields and soil health.”

How to Know When You Truly Have a Breakthrough Product

Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa and Doug, spoke about creativity, invention, and her new venture on Inc.’s new podcast, For Starters.

University of Montana deciding future of programs

The University of Montana is currently evaluating 67 of its academic programs. They’re determining which programs are thriving, which need modifications, and which may need to be let go.

Do I need a four-year degree?

The U.S. labor market continues its hot streak, adding 303,000 jobs last month — more than expected. Many of these jobs will require a four-year degree despite a push among some employers to eliminate these requirements. On today’s show, we look at the state of the job market for people without a four-year college degree.