Montana State University


2013 Short-Term Experience Abroad Module (STEAM)

College Office

This exciting and intensive three week program provides University students with an opportunity to learn about how to research in scientific fields, as well as advance academic skill sets in science, technology, engineering and math fields, (STEM). The students will have an opportunity to engage with specialists in the field to learn about up to date scientific activities and research at MSU. Along with research around the United States, and the option to enjoy some of the American West’s finest outdoor activities.

Institute participants will attend instructional workshops, panel discussions, laboratory tours, and site visits to various organizations. The Office of International Programs will collaborate with MSU faculty and graduate students within the Center for Biofilm Engineering, as well as other departments within the College of Letters and Science, local non-profits and local experts. The program aims to set up and develop learning opportunities in and around the Bozeman area. Students will also get the chance to meet with leaders in the Bozeman and Montana community that operate organizations related to the science research fields, as well as MSU faculty who are conducting interesting research in areas such as: Biomedical, Energy, Environmental science, Solar physics, Agriculture, Optics, Cold science, Yellowstone ecosystem, etc.


  The participants will start with a hypothesis and throughout the three weeks they complete a set of research methods. By the end the research will be presented to the other students in the form of a poster.

  The students spend much of their time on campus, living in the dorms. Students will get to experience Bozeman culture firsthand in the form of hospitality dinners and other cultural events such as; visiting Yellowstone National Park, visiting Museum of the Rockies, exploring downtown Bozeman and shopping opportunities.




For more information, please contact MSU's Director, International Training and Special Programs, Janelle Rasmussen at or 1.406.994.7602.