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MSUB gets $1.2 million grant for rural teaching program

Montana State University Billings announced Monday it has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop a program aimed at recruiting and training gifted students to be math and science teachers in rural Montana schools.

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UW to train more math and science teachers

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Wyoming $1.2 million to bolster the number of secondary school math and science teachers in the state.

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Budget cuts could ground Wyoming Starbase program

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This may be the last year for fifth-graders to take part in Cheyenne’s Starbase Academy.

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UW sets record for research funding for faculty members

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming reports that its faculty members received a record $86 million in research funding during the 2012 fiscal year.

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UM geologist leads team studying Greenland ice sheet melt

UM geologist leads team studying Greenland ice sheet melt

When University of Montana geologist Joel Harper was a kid growing up in Durango, Colo., he spent his winter days collecting snow and building “glaciers” to see if they’d last through summer.

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Miles City native wins Marshall Scholarship

Miles City native wins Marshall Scholarship

A Miles City native is Montana State University’s first Marshall scholar.

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'Fiscal cliff' threatens many Wyoming small businesses, nonprofits

Stacy Bair's Lovell-based Bairco Construction maintains roads at more than 300 missile storage facilities in the West. The Department of Defense is her biggest customer, with four contracts totaling more than $3 million. Bair isn't the nation's only small-business owner concerned about the f…

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Will the oil boom make western North Dakota the new Egypt?

The Bakken shale oil boom in western North Dakota and Eastern Montana could help make the United States the top oil-producing nation in the world, surpassing even Russia, in second place now, and the current leader, Saudi Arabia.

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UM scientist receives $2M grant to study climate change effects on tropical birds

UM scientist receives $2M grant to study climate change effects on tropical birds

MISSOULA — A University of Montana scientist was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant and believes his research into the effects of elevation and climate change on tropical birds will inform science’s understanding of how those species survive in a warming world.

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Blisteringly fast Wyoming supercomputer put to work

Blisteringly fast Wyoming supercomputer put to work

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - One of the world's fastest computers has gone to work for science on the high plains of Wyoming.

October 15, 2012 2:10 pm Photos

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UM receives grant for environmental news reporting

MISSOULA -- The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Montana School of Journalism a $250,000 grant to develop a model for reporting environmental science news.

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Grant to UM to aid in environmental reporting for rural communities

MISSOULA — The National Science Foundation hopes that more environmental science news generated by objective sources can cut through the rancor of political advocacy and help residents in rural Western communities and Indian reservations make more informed decisions.

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UW receives $20M research grant to study water

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming has received a $20 million, five-year grant to study water resource issues.

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Wyoming researchers to get first crack at supercomputer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s new supercomputer comes online this fall, University of Wyoming researchers will put the machine to work on tackling problems from developing carbon sequestration technologies to examining how planets form.

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UW professor to use supercomputer to model seismic events

UW professor to use supercomputer to model seismic events

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When Po Chen talks about lives lost in recent, major seismic events — such as the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China, and the 2011 tsunami off the coast of Japan — he slowly shakes his head.

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UW bug lover seeks new species for cataloging

UW bug lover seeks new species for cataloging

LARAMIE — Wyoming is home to about 15,000 insect species, with about 85,000 species living in North America.

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Wyoming drilling samples in Germany for global warming study

WORLAND, Wyo. -- Drilling samples collected across the Bighorn Basin this summer have been shipped to Germany, where researchers will begin to study the rock, looking for clues surrounding one of the greatest earth warming cycles in the age of mammals.

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MSU to study how drivers perceive hazards on roads

BOZEMAN -- Montana State University's Western Transportation Institute is outfitting a new vehicle with eye-tracking sensors for research into the effectiveness of virtual reality training to increase driver's ability to perceive road hazards.

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MSU team faces new challenges as it studies Weddell seals in Antarctica

MSU team faces new challenges as it studies Weddell seals in Antarctica

BOZEMAN -- Montana State University faculty and students are back in Antarctica monitoring Weddell seals in the most pristine ocean left in the world, but dramatic changes in the sea ice are causing new challenges.

November 07, 2011 2:56 pmLoading…
Red Mongolian hills

Red Mongolian hills

Page Chamberlain, a Stanford University geology professor, hikes in a remote part of Mongolia during this summer's National Science Foundation research trip. Derek Sjostrom, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor of geology, was part of an eight-person research team.

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