MSU Family Days

Our lab participates every year in MSU Family Days (formerly called NanoDays/MicroDays), a free science outreach event at Montana State University where elementary students and the public learn about nanoscale science and engineering with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Montana State University is a core member of the NSF-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Network (NISENet). About 300 people attend each year, and approximately 40 MSU faculty and students are trained as volunteers.

 nanodays outreach event

Expanding Your Horizons

Our lab participates every year in Expanding Your Horizons, a one-day STEM workshop for middle school girls at Montana State University. Expanding Your Horizons is a national program designed to introduce young women to studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The one-day program on the MSU-Bozeman campus attracts 250-300 middle school-aged girls each year. Students attend from throughout Montana, including many from Montana's American Indian Reservations.

esther teaching girls at expanding your horizons


Peaks and Potentials

The Chang Lab and Wilking Lab at Montana State University lead a week-long summer camp called Peaks and Potentials for 5th-7th graders in the summer integrating science and cooking. Peaks and Potentials is a summer enrichment camp offered on the MSU-Bozeman campus. The camp is designed to give high-ability/high-potential students entering grades 5-7 the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in many subject areas.

peaks and potentials class

liquid nitrogen

Edible worms


 Courses taught at Montana State University:

[1] Soft Matter Engineering (EBIO 407/507)

  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019

[2] Elementary Principles of Chemical and Biological Engineering (ECHM 201)

  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017 
  • Spring 2016 

[3] Biological Engineering Thermodynamics (EBIO 407)

  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2018
  • Fall 2017

[4] Chemical Engineering Laboratory I/Bioengineering Lab I (ECHM/EBIO 442)

  • Fall 2016 

[5] Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (EBIO 491)

  • Spring 2015 

[6] Seminar for Graduate Students on Proposal Preparation (ENGR 694)

  • Spring 2014 

[7] Intro to Biotechnology (BIOB 105)

  • Fall 2014-2021 Guest lecturer 

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