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Montana Learning Center awarded $360,000 NASA grant

MLC says NASA funding has supported their efforts for years, helping provide a variety of programs that not only encourage engagement with STEM professionals but also help students develop their collaboration and communications skills and build other skills necessary for success in today’s education and work environments.

FoodCorps Suspends Farm-to-School Programs at Seven Montana Schools

“I’m sad that the national recourses are no longer available, but I am hopeful that the can-do spirit of Montanans will shine once again to keep getting healthy, local food to Montana kids.”

MSU awarded $20 Million grant for quantum technology development

The foundry will assist those studying 2D materials for quantum technologies by creating tools to aid their research and infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of ideas across academia and industry.

University of Montana’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Receives Grant to Expand Online Classes

The $125,000 grant will allow W.E.L.L. to build awareness around inequities for women in business, highlight the ways men can support women and develop additional programming for budding entrepreneurs no matter where they live in the state, said Morgan Slemberger, director of the W.E.L.L. program.

Montana State research expenditures hit all-time high

That figure marks a 16% increase over the previous year’s total expenditures of $167 million reported to the National Science Foundation and adds to more than a decade of research expenditures topping $100 million, according to Jason Carter, MSU’s vice president for research, economic development and graduate education.

Montana State University announces philanthropic gift of $101M, the largest donation ever to a college of nursing in the U.S.

Montana State University (MSU) today announced a philanthropic gift of $101 million for its College of Nursing from Mark and Robyn Jones, founders of Goosehead Insurance Inc. (“Goosehead”) (NASDAQ: GHSD), as they seek to help address one of the most defining challenges of our time — access to health care, particularly for rural and frontier communities.

Montana State University TechLink wins federal award to continue support of Montana tech startups

The $125,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration will support TechLink’s ongoing assistance to Montana businesses who can benefit from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which provide early-stage seed capital to help businesses develop and commercialize new technologies.

Gov. Gianforte announces expansion to Build Montana program

The program is an educational partnership between the Montana Equipment Dealers Association and the Montana Contractors Association. Launched in March of 2020, Build Montana’s focus is to build career paths for students to enter the construction industry.

How will Montana spend big pot of federal child-care money?

$112 million available for next two years

SoftBank Backs Autism Intervention Startup Opya In Its $15.4 Million Series A

“There are 1.5 million kids that need help and need support,” Romney tells Forbes. “Our focus is on early intervention because you can achieve the best overall outcomes by treating kids early in the process.”