Universities and Economic Development

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University of Montana Offers Coding Boot Camp to Learners Statewide

The Montana Code School’s back-end program launches June 15. The front-end program begins July 22.

Accelerate Montana’s Rural Innovation Initiative – UM Students: Check out this International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course!

This program will teach you what is like to work with an international remote team working to crack economic inequity in rural communities using innovative, cutting-edge, lean startup tools to launch and grow sustainable businesses.

Grants help 21 women entrepreneurs pursue success through University of Montana program

The women’s entrepreneurial program – better known as Pursue Your Passions – provides the education and experience needed to help women achieve a more equitable and prosperous future.

University of Montana, Missoula business ATG connection benefitting students

In recent years, the University of Montana has been working to team up with local businesses to give students more opportunities for work-based experience to enhance their skill set upon graduation. The relationship they’ve developed with ATG’s Missoula-based office is at the forefront of this effort.

Montana State University-developed, money-saving concrete (“It’s like normal concrete on steroids”) to be used in bridges near Wisdom, Montana

An exceptionally strong and durable concrete developed at Montana State University is slated to be used for the first time, paving the way for potential widespread future application in Montana.

Montana State University expanding biofilm research capabilities with $513,000 grant from Murdock Trust

A new grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust will support ongoing efforts by Montana State University to significantly upgrade microscopy equipment, fostering world-class biofilm research aimed at, among other things, preventing metal corrosion, treating life-threatening infections and stopping leaks in oil and gas wells.

What Higher Ed Can Bring to Closing the Digital Divide

Community and technical colleges are particularly well-suited to partnering with governments to bring broadband and digital literacy to underserved urban and rural communities.

MSU marketing professor researching artificial intelligence applications for retail fashion industry

“I love to conduct research, and I want to influence entrepreneurs and companies through it,” said Christine Eunyoung Sung, an assistant marketing professor in the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

Stand Up to the Attacks on Our University Tech Transfer System

“You have inherited a system which took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to create. Its benefits are clear to anyone who cares to look, but we need to constantly educate our policy makers, the media and the public because what they often hear is a quite different message.”

Tester Secures More Than $32 Million for the Montana Public Health Laboratory

Funds will support lab capacity for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, including COVID-19