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Applications for Montana Aerospace Scholars are OPEN!

Montana Aerospace Scholars is a two-phase program for high school students to take part in an extracurricular experience that immerses them in aerospace-related activities. MAS is offered through NASA partnerships with the Montana Learning Center.

Montana State University offers 10-week incubator program partnered with startup experts to help entrepreneurs develop business ideas

Montana residents and MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible to apply for the program.

Montana Innovation Partnership at MSU to host virtual conference March 7

The conference aims to connect Montana and regional entrepreneurs who are working on advanced technology with information that can aid in commercializing new research, said Ann Peterson, program director of MSU’s Montana Innovation Partnership. 

Montana State and partners receive $5 million grant for ongoing buffalo trail project at Fort Peck

The award also supports an ongoing, comprehensive, grassroots effort to engage members of the tribes in community-building initiatives intended to rejuvenate connections with buffalo.

Montana Higher Education Tries to Keep up With Changing Workforce Needs

Dozens of college presidents, national policy experts, and workforce leaders recently met with Montana employers to start finding solutions to the state’s workforce gaps. “Since Yellowstone, everyone wants to be a cowboy,” she says.

Leadership Montana’s “Leading Edge” – Leadership for Montana’s Future

As we welcome a New Year, there is a common leadership practice to select your word(s) of the year to guide your intentions throughout the next 12 months. At the Leadership Montana Board meeting last week, we selected Process, Commitment, and Transparency are our “north stars” for 2024. My personal words for the year are simplify and rhythm. What are yours?

Leadership Montana Webinar: Higher Education’s Demographic Cliff  – 2/21 – Online

What’s the higher education demographic cliff? It can be described as “the number of traditional college-aged students will peak in 2025 and then decline dramatically for several years” (Inside HigherEd). Matched with a decline in demand from those students to enter into higher education, many higher education institutions are facing this currently or preparing for it.

University of Montana to restructure academic portfolio for next school year, citing changing student demands

The national narrative about the humanities’ lack of importance is a “red herring.”

“It’s the types of critical thinking skills that come from the humanities that are going to help people discern what’s AI-generated and what’s human-generated,” she said.

Charter schools are coming to Montana. What does this mean?

Given the contentious tone around charters in Montana and across the country, it can be difficult to discern what’s real and what’s convenient political rhetoric. Now that these laws are being rolled out, it’s becoming increasingly possible to predict their effect on students and families in the state.

Video Report – How Montanans are banding together to preserve an iconic American landscape

In Montana, an unlikely group of allies is working together to preserve a unique prairie ecosystem, and at the same time, help their own rural economies. Montana PBS’s Stan Parker reports from one of the planet’s last remaining intact grasslands.