Universities and Economic Development

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Montana Tech named #7 by Wall Street Journal for engineering salaries

The university, located in Butte, is only university in Montana, the Rocky Mountain West, and Pacific Northwest to make the top 10. It is also the smallest university in the top 10 slots.

Montana State part of $1 million grant to explore autonomous systems tech

As part of a new project funded with $1 million from the National Science Foundation, Montana State University will explore ways to leverage its expertise in photonics to grow a regional economy for precision agriculture and other technologies involving autonomous systems.

Montana State wins $1 million grant to explore quantum economy potential

With a new $1 million grant, Montana State University will partner with stakeholders to explore how the region could position itself as a leader in the quantum technology that’s set to play a critical role in 21st century communications, computing and other fields.

University of Montana Program Trains Montana Librarians to be Resources for Entrepreneurs

Economic development’ means something highly unique in Montana, due the strong influence of entrepreneurship and heritage of business experimentation. This rich history of entrepreneurial spirit has only continued to grow in recent years.

Montana State University alum takes top prize at $75K Venture Competition

A Montana State University alumnus has won the $75K Venture Competition, taking home $25,000 for his business venture. The remaining $50,000 was split between seven other finalists and seven semi-finalists. 

As ‘Skills-Based Hiring’ Becomes All The Rage, These Education Leaders Want To Overturn A 117-Year-Old Way Of Measuring Students’ Experiences

“The school system, K-16 system, is letting a lot of people down. It’s preparing a lot of graduates, but those graduates increasingly don’t have the skills the workplace really needs.”

MIT study finds young children who go to preschool are more likely to go to college

“ ‘It’s a pretty large effect,’ says Pathak. ‘It’s fairly rare to find school-based interventions that have effects of this magnitude.’ ”

Community colleges face ‘reckoning’

The number of students at community colleges has fallen 37% since 2010, or by nearly 2.6 million, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

University of Montana Grizzly Esports Grows Gaming Across Montana

UM’s Grizzly Esports team is the largest program in Montana.

University of Montana Biotechnology Center (BIOTECH) Led by Dr. Monica Serban Earns Research Award for Submicroscopic 3D Printer

“The Quantum X Bio System will accentuate the cutting-edge educational and research capabilities of our center and UM,” said Monica Serban, the BIOTECH director.