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This 31-Year-Old’s Company Rocketed To A $1 Billion Valuation Helping Workers Get Degrees

Carlson’s groundbreaking idea when she launched Guild four years ago: help companies offer education benefits that employees will actually use.

MSU-Industry partnership awarded $10.5 million by Air Force for advanced optics research

The 20,000-square-foot ARL building, expected to be completed in January, will allow university faculty, students, and industry partners to work on energy- and defense-related research projects previously out of reach due to the lack of a secure facility.

I’m a scientist. This is what I had to ‘unlearn’ to build a successful business

You have to trust you’ll find the answers as you go, not hold yourself back until you think you’ve got every potential problem figured out.

Making Montana Calls for Makers, Manufacturers, and Students – 2/28-29 – Kalispell, Montana

It will feature interactive exhibits and informative presentations by tech enthusiasts, manufacturers, engineers, artists, crafters and scientists.

U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Senator Jon Tester’s FUTURE Act to Renew Tribal College Funding

“Tribal Colleges and Universities provide critical resources and training to the next generation of leaders in Indian Country,” Tester said.

Montana State University considering policy keeping some research secret

It would allow barring disclosure of even the existence of some research grants or contracts.

Interdisciplinary program leads MSU student to research, business success

A decade ago, Montana State University senior Miles Maxcer never imagined he would develop a passion for ants.

President Bodnar touts University of Montana’s workforce training partnerships at Dreamforce 2019 in San Francisco

They also touted their partnership in creating over 60 new trailblazing jobs in Montana in less than a year. 

The Most Unexpected Workplace Trend Coming in 2020: the Return of the Liberal Arts Major

“Liberal arts majors will become more valuable to companies moving forward.”

University of Montana Professor Heather Cahoon working to help tribal governments – ‘Broken Promises’ Report Details Government’s History of Failing Tribes

Tribes don’t have the equivalent of a state-funded Legislative Services Division.