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As higher education faces an enrollment cliff, UM sets its sights on fewer programs. Does it have to happen? How about a French sister city with Missoula?

“I think it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy,” Saha said. “When you don’t replace faculty, you see declining enrollment.”

The Khan Academy – AI for education – How will AI shape the future of education?

Let Khan Academy and our partners—including Code.org, Common Sense Education, aiEDU, and Professors Ethan and Lilach Mollick—be your trusted partners as we navigate this exciting learning journey together! What is generative AI and how does it work? What are some best practices for teaching and learning with generative AI? This course-in-progress answers those questions and many more. Welcome!

Montana’s public virtual school releases guidebook to help educators incorporate AI

As educators grapple with the proliferation of artificial intelligence and the ways it’s changing how students learn, the guide tries to help them leverage the potential benefits of the technology while also safeguarding against some of the risks it brings.

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition sets up shop in Bozeman

A nonprofit working to assist innovators attempting to acquire coveted Department of Defense contracts has set up shop in partnership with MSU’s Montana Manufacturing Extension Center.

BUSINESS BRIEF: Another Milestone for the Headwaters Tech Hub

The Headwaters Tech Hub is a unique coalition that is centered around business, academia and government—all working together to put together an application that demonstrates how well – we as Montanan’s work together toward a common goal.  If awarded this grant, Montana and the larger region, will become a gravitational center for global businesses looking to apply the technologies of sensors and photonics to their specific needs and opportunities. 

Montana State University working with Fort Peck on $5M buffalo restoration grant

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded the four-year grant with funding from the America the Beautiful Challenge. Fort Peck Community College, Defenders of Wildlife and Montana State University are the other collaborators on the grant.

K-12 public school cuts will darken University of Montana and Montana’s future – The State with the Best Education Wins!

Not only do these cuts make it less likely for students to pursue creative careers through the University, they also hurt new graduates’ abilities to find teaching jobs in Montana.

UM and Wells Fargo Launch Rural Entrepreneurship And Leadership Co-Lab for Women

Since 2020, women have created about half of new businesses filed in the U.S. up from about 29% previously, according to a 2023 U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship report. As women continue opening businesses, this initiative recognizes the importance of prioritizing rural communities across the nation and aims to address the growing need for solution-finding for rural economies.

City of Bozeman in early stages of kick starting summertime internship and mentorship program.

City staff are searching for businesses who want to participate in either the internship or mentorship parts of the program.

Food, Ag & Bio Processing Newsletter from GFDA

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