Montana State University

Priscu Research Group

Department of Land Resources
and Environmental Sciences

334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-3250
Fax: (406) 994-5863

Training and Development

  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
    The Priscu Lab has mentored undergraduate students through the REU program since 2002.  The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation, and involves students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose.
  • Lab and Field Opportunities for Undergraduates
    The Priscu Lab offers many opportunities for undergraduates and recent graduates to gain research experience both in the lab at MSU, and in the field and lab in Antarctica.
  • AIRO (American Indian Research Opportunities) Program at Montana State University for High School Students
    The Priscu Lab has provided science research mentors for the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP) since 2002, and the BRIDGES (Bridging Tribal College Students to Baccalaureate Degrees) program since 2011. The MAP program provides a six-week, hands on summer research experience for Native American and disadvantaged  high school students who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math career fields. The Bridges program is an 8 week research program offered to incoming tribal college transfer students pursuing academic studies in the sciences.
  • Lab Opportunities for local Middle School Students
    The Priscu Lab has provided opportunities for training and development in microbiology to local Bozeman middle school students from Chief Joseph Middle School since 2010, by mentoring them in lab projects in the Priscu Lab. Students from the Chief Joseph Middle School are given the opportunity to work on a science project under the mentorship of a researcher at MSU or other local company. Students have the opportunity to present their projects at the regional science fair in Butte, and approximately 10% of these students go on to present at the State fair in Missoula.