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Big Sky Business Insight Summit to address housing and child care challenges – 5/18-20 – University of Montana, Missoula

The agency estimated it costs an average of $9,515 per year for infant care. 

UM Pre-Med Students Reach 70% Medical School Acceptance Rate

The American Association of Medical Colleges reflects a national average medical school acceptance rate of 41%. At UM, the acceptance rate for pre-med majors so far this year is 70%.

University of Montana Innovation Factory, Habitat for Humanity look to use 3D printing to address housing crisis

“Being able to build differently with different housing forms really helps us to help the single person achieve homeownership,” Harp said. “Right now, it’s difficult even with two incomes. Imagine trying to buy a home with just one.”

Hyundai to open $20 Million research and development lab in Montana State University’s Innovation Campus.

John Robb, president of Hyundai’s American Technical Center in Michigan, said that the desire for clean energy and demand for new technology, like automated driving, is pushing innovation.

Great Falls College a finalist in The Million Dollar Community College Challenge

Upon completing the next steps in Phase 2 of the Challenge, Great Falls College will receive a $100,000 grant and technical assistance to support brand-building and strategic marketing efforts. It also means Great Falls College is still in the running for the $1 million grand prize.

Online summit on April 28 to focus on access to STEM in Montana


Montana State University professors, alumni receive grants from Montana Film Office

Nine filmmakers affiliated with the Montana State University School of Film and Photography have been awarded more than $375,000 in grants from the Montana Film Office to support their upcoming productions.

Maroon, Silver and Green: University of Montana Installs First Fleet of EV Charging Stations

“Over the next few years, our goal is to add more stations to campus, including in our facilities compound and at the residence halls,” said Eva Rocke, UM’s sustainability director. “This grant is a game-changer for us as we become one of the only college campuses in the region to install high-quality EV charging stations. Hopefully adding a few more stations to those that already exist in Missoula will make it that much easier to own and drive an EV.”

MSU to host April 20 Orser lecture featuring young entrepreneurs

The talk is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship with support from the MSU LaunchPad through the college’s Orser Executive Speakers Forum.

Nevada and Amazon to Train 2,500 in Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services will work with Nevada public schools, the state’s higher education system and the state’s workforce innovation office to fill thousands of jobs over the next three years.

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