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Katherine Kendall

Katherine Kendall, a bear researcher shown at McNeil River Falls

in Alaska, will be the special guest scientist at “Chicks in

Science” in March at MSU Billings.

Katherine Kendall, who studies grizzly and black bear populations in Montana and Idaho, will be the special guest scientist at this year’s Chicks in Science event set for noon to 4 p.m. on March 3 at Alterowitz Gym at MSU Billings.

The event is free and open to everyone.

As a research scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Kendall studies grizzly and black bear population status and ecology. For the past 15 years, she has been using noninvasive sampling methods to learn more about bear populations in and around Glacier National Park as well other habitat areas in Montana and Idaho.

Before moving to northwest Montana, she was a member of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Study Team. She attended graduate school at Montana State University in Bozeman and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Chicks in Science was developed in 2008 to encourage grade school and middle school girls to enter math- and science-related fields.

For more information about Chicks in Science, contact Schweikert at 896-5888 or by e-mail at kschweikert@msubillings.edu.

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