Greetings!

This Summer 2021 Bulletin includes:

Maddie Felts, the MSSE Assistant Director, coordinates summer campus course registration. She can be reached at [email protected] or (406) 994-5679. 

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 safety regulations. At this time campus -based courses are scheduled to run as planned.  We will post any updates to summer courses should there be any unprecedented changes.

Summer Housing

The MSSE dorms for Summer 2021 are located in Langford Hall and will be single occupancy only at $25 per night. All rooms are subject to a 7% per night occupancy tax. Pets are not allowed in any campus housing. For more information please visit montana.edu/cs/accommodations.html.

To register for short-term housing please visit the Summer Housing Registration webpage. You will need to enter the code "msse2021" to make a reservation. 

For on-campus extended stay options you may contact Family and Graduate Housing at [email protected] or call (406) 994-3730 for more details. Space is very limited. Students will need to contact Family and Graduate housing directly for more information on housing options.

Other off-campus summer housing options are vacation rentals, hostel, extended-stay hotels and camping:

Air BNB Bozeman   

VRBO Bozeman

Bozeman Cottage

Bozeman's Teasure State Hostel      

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Extended-stay)

Residence Inn Bozeman (Extended-stay)

Bear Canyon Campground   

Bozeman Hot Springs Campground

Parking Permits

Summer parking passes are available to purchase online at a rate of $8 per day Monday-Friday (weekends are free). For more information visit the MSU Visitor Parking webpage. Parking permits for the entire Summer term will be available for purchase after April 1st at a rate of $140, valid  May 1st through the end of August--see the Permit Information in the link provided above.

Cat Card (optional)

When you arrive on campus, you can pick-up your “CAT Card” (student ID) in the Hedges Complex room 31, below Miller Dining Hall. You are not required to get a CAT Card, as this is optional. The CAT Card can be used to access the library and printing services. For more information visit montana.edu/catcard/students.html#get

Financial Aid

Questions regarding federal financial aid eligibility and completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be directed to the MSU Office of Financial Services at 406-994-2845. General financial aid information is available at https://www.montana.edu/financialaid

Transportation

MSU does not have an airport shuttle service. Uber and Lyft serves the Bozeman area and might be a better alternative to a cab depending on current rates. All Valley Cab company can be reached at (406) 388-9999.

Streamline is a free bus serving the city of Bozeman, with several bus stops on the MSU campus.

Field Course Preparation

All students registered for field and lab courses will be added to an online forum in Brightspace/D2L. This forum will include discussion areas for individual courses and details on how to best prepare. Students will be added to the forum after registration has taken place. If you have any questions about this new practice, please contact Maddie Felts at [email protected].

Capstone Symposium

Everyone is invited to attend the Twenty-third Annual Symposium in Science Education, July 6 - July 9 2021 in Jabs Hall, rooms 311 and 415. The symposium is open to the public and includes Capstone Project Presentations by the 2021 MSSE degree candidates. Capstone orientation for graduate candidates will be held July 6th, 7:30-8:30 am in the Jake Jabs Hall lobby.

The 2021 Graduation Reception is scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 9th. This celebration is a social for all MSSE students, alumni, family, friends and faculty to honor graduates. A request for rsvp numbers from graduates will be sent out late spring.

Social Schedule

Date Time Place Activity

Monday, June 21

Monday, June 28

7:30 am - 9:30 am

7:30 am - 9:30 am

451 Reid Hall

451 Reid Hall

Q & A Sessions: Come meet with the MSSE staff and get your questions answered

Tuesday, July 6

Friday, July 9

7:30 am - 8:30 am

5:30 pm 

Jake Jabs Hall Lobby

TBD

Capstone Orientation

Graduation Reception

Monday, July 12

Monday, July 18

7:30 am - 9:30 am

7:30 am - 9:30 am

451 Reid Hall

451 Reid Hall

Q & A Sessions: Come meet with the MSSE staff and get your questions answered
 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.  We look forward to seeing you this summer when you arrive on campus.  Be sure to stop by Reid Hall Room 451 to visit!

                                           

Dr. John Graves, MSSE Director
406-994-1741 
Dr. Jessi Anderson
406-518-1102
 
Maddie Felts , Assistant Director[email protected]
406-994-5679 
Holly Thompson Reed, Program Officer
   406-994-7485 

      

 


 

Welcome to Bozeman!

Home of Montana State University, Bozeman is located in the heart of the scenic Gallatin Valley and is renowned for its summer activities. Surrounded by four mountain ranges, thousands of acres of national forest, and hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout streams, the area offers endless recreation opportunities such as:

  • Hiking & backpacking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Fly fishing
  • River rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Photography
  • Yellowstone National Park

Bozeman’s climate reflects its mountain valley location. Summers are pleasant with warm days, cool nights, and an abundance of sunshine. City attractions include quaint shopping experiences, restaurants and coffeehouses, and museums.  Multiple city parks with picnic and playground areas, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, skateboard facilities and BMX bike park, several golf courses in the city and surrounding areas. bozeman.net

Campus Facilities

Campus Map

Parking Permits

A parking permit is required to park on campus Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm in surface lots and 6 am to 8 pm in the parking garage. Visitor parking is located on the first floor and part of the second floor in the parking garage for up to $12 per day. Other visitor parking options are available for up to $8 a day on Harrison Street and the Stadium lots by using the Passport parking app or visiting Parking Services at the corner of S 7th Avenue and Kagy Blvd. Please advise your participants of this information and visit the Parking Services webpage for more information: https://www.montana.edu/parking/directions.html

Hosaeus Fitness Center

Guest passes are available for $8 per day or $10 per week (MSU Student) and $22 per week (Non-Student). http://www.montana.edu/getfit/guest_pass.html

MSU Recreation Center

A social gathering place, bowling, billiards, foosball, videos, tournaments, and classes. Located in the MSU Strand Union Building. montana.edu/subrec

Outdoor Recreation

ASMSU’s Outdoor Recreation Program (406-994-3621) offers equipment rentals, coordinated group outings, an outdoor resource center. Students and their families are eligible to rent equipment. Rafts, canoes, paddleboards, tents, bicycles and other outdoor gear are available. Rates are based on half-day, daily, or weekends. Maps, magazines, trail guides, and informational materials are available. This is a great option for equipment rentals for your summer field courses. montana.edu/outdoorrecreation

Community Services and Activities

Explore Rentals

You can also rent gear and camping vehicles if you want to plan a trip. They are located near the airport and specialize in any item you might need for your Montana stay. They even rent bear spray! explore-rentals.com

Bozeman City Bus Service

Streamline Bus Company moves people around Bozeman or the Gallatin valley quickly and conveniently and best of all, riding on Streamline is free. Routes stretch from the MSU campus to downtown and surrounding communities. Brochures are available at the “ASK US” Information Center in the MSU Strand Union Building. streamlinebus.com

Museum of the Rockies

The world-renowned Museum of Rockies features one of the finest paleontology collections in North America. The museum offers 4 - Day and week-long summer camps for children, grades 1st through 8th. The museum also has a discovery center for younger children ranging in age from infant to 6 years. museumoftherockies.org

Montanan Science Center

A great place for little ones to play and learn. The museum is open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat | 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm. Reservations required. https://montanasciencecenter.org/

Bozeman Recreation Department

This Bozeman Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, special events and recreation classes such as soccer, cooking, Castles & Knights, basketball, canoeing and Kayaking, Nature Discovery, Outdoor Adventure Skills and more.  You can also find information on The Bozeman Swim Center and Bogert Pool. https://www.bozeman.net/government/recreation/recreation-programs

Gallatin Valley YMCA

Much more than just a gym, the Gallatin Valley YMCA offers a wide array of programs enabling people of all ages to connect, learn, live healthily and have fun. Check out the summer program guide for the little ones. From youth sports to yoga, pre-school classes to parent's night out, FREE family events to fun after-school programs, the Y offers something for everyone.  gallatinvalleyymca.org

Bozeman Public Parks

The city is loaded with wonderful public parks. For more information check out: explorebozeman.com/bozeman-parks

Shakespeare in the Parks

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is a theatrical group presenting live, professional theatre productions in the MSU Park. shakespeareintheparks.org

Music Events

Music on Main occurs every Thursday evening, July – mid August, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Downtown Bozeman comes alive by featuring a different musical group from an eclectic range of talent. Local restaurants and food vendors join the festival by providing an assortment of dinner options, drinks, and treats.

Farmers Markets 

Bogert Farmers Market is held every Tuesday evening 5-8 pm. Locally grown produce, arts, crafts, music, food, family activities and more are featured at Bogert Park off South Church Avenue.
 
Every Saturday morning from 9 am to noon (June-September) at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, join the public and enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, arts and crafts.

Downtown Art Walk

The second Friday of the month from June through August from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, stroll downtown while the art galleries and shops stay open late to showcase featured artists.

Bozeman Bowl

Open every day from 9:00 am until late. Located at 414 E Babcock Street. Call 406.586.5018 for more information.

Gallatin County Fair Grounds

The Big Sky Country Fair, formally Gallatin County Fair, runs July 15th - 19th. The 5 day event includes: The Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo, Dog Dock Diving, Pig Wrestling, Mutton Bustin, Arts & Crafts Shows, Livestock Shows, and classic fair cuisine. 406statefair.com

Spire Climbing Center

An 18,000+ square foot state of the art roped climbing center for youths and adults. spireclimbingcenter.com

Websites for Outdoor Activities

Gallatin National Forest

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Bozeman Chamber of Commerce

Information on the Bozeman area activities including backpacking, horseback riding, fly fishing, golfing, shopping, hiking, biking, and Yellowstone National Park information: bozemanchamber.com

Bozeman Area July 4th Events

Watch the fireworks at the Bozeman Fairgrounds. Starting at 9:00 pm, head to the fairgrounds for food and music, and then watch one of the largest firework displays in Montana at dusk. Another favorite spot to watch the fireworks is on top of Peet’s Hill/Burke Park.

The Livingston Roundup Rodeo begins on July 2nd and runs through the 4th.  This 3 day festival kicks off with a parade down Main Street. Professionals and amateurs from around the country gather for the rodeo and compete. For rodeo ticket information, visit: livingstonroundup.com

Big Sky's Music in the Mountains: Free July 4th events (music, vendors, and fireworks) at Center Stage at Town Center Park in Big Sky. Event begins at 6pm at the Center state at Town Center Park.  For more information: bigskyarts.org

Area Hot Springs

Bozeman Hot Springs 

Boiling River

Chico Hot Springs

Norris Hot Springs

Yellowstone Hotsprings

Yellowstone National Park

Only a 1 1/2 hour drive from Bozeman, a day trip to Yellowstone is an unforgettable activity when visiting the area. Find all the information you need here: nps.gov/yell

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

A wildlife park and educational facility located in West Yellowstone. The center allows you to observe Grizzlies playing in a waterfall, fishing in their ponds, and see the social structure of two wolf packs. grizzlydiscoveryctr.org

Local Hiking Trails

Find information about beautiful day hikes and other local recreation through the Outside Bozeman: outsidebozeman.com/places/trails

Missouri Headwaters State Park

Visit the confluence of the Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison Rivers that come together to start the great Missouri River. Find information on Lewis & Clark Caverns, Buffalo Jump State Park and much more. stateparks.mt.gov/missouri-headwaters


 

Summer 2021 Campus Course List

 

BIOE 523 Wildlife Ecology of the Northern Rocky Mountains

BIOE 522 Birds of Prey of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

BIOE 593 Alpine Ecology

BIOE 596 Land Use Issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

BIOE 597 Ecology of Trout Streams

CHMY 506 Integrating Computers in Lab Instruction

CHMY 594 Science Lab Safety and Risk Management

EELE 508 Solar Cell Basics for Science Teachers

ERTH 516 Northern Rocky Mountain Geology

ERTH 594 Geology Seminar: Geology of Earthquakes

ERTH 596 Geology of Glacier National Park

GEO 521 Dinosaur Paleontology I

GEO 585 Mineralogy for Teachers

LRES 557 Thermal Biology in Yellowstone Park

LRES 569 Ecology of Invasive Plants in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

MSSE 508 Statistics Bootcamp for Capstone Projects

MSSE 575 Professional Capstone Paper and Symposium in Science Education

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Tempurature

PHSX 595 Teaching Mechanics Using Research-based Curriculum 

PSPP 548 Flowering Plants of the Northern Rocky Mountains

PSPP 549 Plants, People, Health

Summer 2021 Campus Course Information

*Course meeting times and locations subject to change.

June 14-18, 2021

PHSX 595 Teaching Mechanics (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:  AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook: Materials provided by Instructor
 

PSPP 549 Plants, People, Health (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Plant Growth Center, Room 214
Field Trips: T 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Instructor: Robyn Klein, MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department
The following book is recommended: James Green, The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home ManualClarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony. ISBN-13: 978089594990   

June 21-25, 2021

 

BIOE 523 Wildlife Ecology of Northern Rocky Mountains (2 cr)

Class: M 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Location: Lewis Hall, Room 407
Field Trips: Depart at 9:00 am Tuesday for 3 nights, return Friday by 4:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Dave Willey, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

Facilities: Tent camping (tents available upon request)

Students are expected to provide the following minimum equipment for their camping needs:

  • One- or two-person, light-weight, non-bulky tent (no big, heavy “family” tents – we won’t have room for these); team up with another student to share a two-person tent if possible. MSSE can provide a limited number of tents on a first come first serve basis. If you'd like to borrow a tent, please contact Maddie at [email protected]
  • Sleeping bag and pad (no bulky air mattresses). MSSE can provide a limited nmber of sleeping pads, please inquire asap. 
  • Basic cooking equipment + utensils (team-up with another student) – no big Coleman stoves or lanterns (bring small, lightweight, back-packing equipment)
  • Minimal clothing for one week (layers for hot and cold weather)
  • Bear spray (MSSE will provide)
  • Personal toiletries, sunglasses, hat, daypack, water bottle, sunscreen, camera, field notebook and pen, etc.
  • Food for 1 day (we will restock food supplies on a daily basis, or as needed)
  • Large coolers will be provided for perishable food.
Physical Fitness Requirements: The course requires moderate outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk several miles, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.
 
 

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits (3 cr) (1st of 2 weeks)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Requirement: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 2  (McDermott and Shaffer)  ISBN #: 978-0471144410 
 

PSPP 548 Flowering Plants of the Northern Rocky Mountains (2 cr)

Class:  MT 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:Plant Growth Center, Room 214
Field Trips: WRF 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Robyn Klein, MSU Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department
Textbook Requirement: Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary (Harris) ISBN #: 978-0964022164
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field trips require walking up to 2 miles on moderate slopes.
 

June 28 - July 2, 2020

BIOE 522 Birds of Prey of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2 cr)

Class: M 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, TWF 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:  Lewi Hall, Room 407
Field Trips: TW 1:00 to 5:00 pm, R 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, F 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Dave Willey, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Requirement:
Author: Dunn and Alderfer
Title:  National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
Publisher: National Geographic; 6 Rev Upd edition (November 1, 2011)
ISBN: 9781-4-26-20828-7

Physical Fitness Requirement: Field trips require walking up to 2 miles on moderate slopes.

 

EELE 508 Solar Cell Basics for Science Teachers (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Location:  Cobleigh Hall, Room 632
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Todd Kaiser, MSU Electrical Engineering Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
 

LRES 557 Thermal Biology in Yellowstone Park (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:  Gaines Hall, Room 243
Field Trip: Depart Monday afternoon; Return Wednesday between 6-8 pm (Tent camping)
Instructor: Dana Skorupa, MSU Chemical and Biological Engineering, Thermal Biology Institute
Textbook Requirement: Students provided book for free from instructor
Facilities: Tent camping (tents provided)
Students are expected to provide the following minimum equipment for their camping needs:
Sleeping bag and pad*, personal toiletries, sunglasses, hat, daypack, water bottle, sunscreen, camera, field notebook and pen, etc. Clothing for hot and cold weather (warm hat and coat, shorts and sun hat). Good hiking shoes (no open toed shoes). *MSSE can provide a limited number of sleeping pads on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Maddie at [email protected] for more information.
Physical fitness requirement: Field trips will require walking distances of up to 7 miles with moderate slopes at high elevation (7000 ft.) and will involve being in the field for the majority of the day. Weather may vary!
 

PHSX 585 Physics by Inquiry: Electric Circuits (3 cr) (2nd Week)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Requirement:Physics by Inquiry, Volume 2  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144410
 

June 28 - July 3, 2021

GEO 521 Dinosaur Paleontology I (2 cr)

Class: MTWRFS Depart Monday 8:00 am for Field Camp at Makoshika State Park and return Saturday evening.
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance
Instructor: Dr. Dan Lawver, MSU Earth Sciences Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
Facilities: Individual cabins that are rustic but completely furnished and accommodate 4-6 students, a lodge where meals will be provided, and a separate shower house with toilet facilities. Students should bring a sleeping bag or other bedding and personal items such as towels, showers shoes, etc. Space for tent camping is also available. Special dietary requirements should be noted on the registration form.  Students should have appropriate hiking boots and be prepared for rain and cool weather.  Additional required items include backpack, field notebook and pencils, and water containers (3-4 liters total capacity).
Physical fitness requirements: The course requires moderate to strenuous outdoor physical activity.  Students are expected to walk several miles, at a reasonable pace in order to keep up with the group, often in relatively steep terrain without established hiking trails. Temperatures are often in the 90º F range. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for the class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements.
 

July 3, 2021

MSSE 508 Statistics Bootcamp for Capstone Projects (1 cr)

Class: Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Jabs Hall 311
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Dr. Terrill Paterson, Department of Ecology, MSU Bozeman and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor

July 6-9, 2021 (no classes July 5th)

 

BIOE 596 Land Use Issues in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (2 cr)

(Symposium presenters cannot take this course)
Class: T 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Lewis Hall, Room 407
Field Trips: T 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, WRF 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Johnson, MSU Political Science and Ecology Departments
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor
 

CHMY 594 Science Lab Safety & Risk Management (1 cr)

Class: TWRF 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Chemistry and Biochemistry Building Room #3 (CHBCH #3)
Instructor: Dr. Steve Holmgren, MSU Chemistry Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor
 

MSSE 575 Professional Capstone Paper and Symposium in Science Education (3 cr)

(Graduate Candidates Only)
Class: TWRF 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Orientation: Jabs Hall Lobby
Presentations: Jabs Hall 311 & 415
Instructor: Dr. John Graves, MSSE Director
Textbook Requirement: None
 

July 12-16, 2020

BIOE 597 Ecology of Trout Streams (2 cr)

Class: MF 8:00 am -5:00 pm Location:  Lewis Hall 407
Field Trips: Monday afternoon, the class will depart for the Jack Creek preserve, returning Thursday evening.
Instructor:  Lindsay Albertson & Tom McMahon, Department of Ecology
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
Facilities: Jack Creek Preserve Outdoor Education Center Cabin
Physical Fitness Requirement: Field Trips require moderate outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to walk up to 2 miles on moderate slopes, often without established hiking trails. Please contact the MSSE office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet these requirements. Gear Requirement: Bear repellant (provided by MSSE). Sleeping bag. Light, comfortable day pack. Comfortable, all-weather, shoes. Hip or chest waders, if you own a pair. Sandals/shoes for wet wading. Mid-weight fleece, wool pullover or sweater. Lightweight rain gear.

Sunglasses, hat, sun screen. High-energy snack food. 1-2 one liter water bottles or Camelback style bladder. Field notebook and pencils.  Personal toiletry (including soap and towel), first aid kit containing medications.

ERTH 516 Northern Rocky Mountain Geology (2 cr)

Class:  MTWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Daily field trips, departure 8:00 am.
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, south entrance
Instructor: Dr. Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Sciences Department
Textbook Required:  Materials provided by instructor
Physical fitness requirements:  In order to study the geology of southwest Montana in the field, this course will involve moderate outdoor physical activity. Many of our stops will be at outcrops by the side of the road (involving very little hiking), but in some instances we will need to hike in order to visit key outcrops and/or make key geologic observations. Most hikes will be fairly short (less than 5 miles) and on reasonably well developed trails, but off-trail hiking may also be necessary. Furthermore, the hiking terrain may be steep and rocky at times; Elevations will range from 5,000 to 9,000+ ft. Interested students should contact Maddie in the MSSE office to register for the course and to communicate their ability to meet the physical fitness requirements for the course. Please email Maddie at [email protected]
 

LRES 569 Ecology of Invasive Plants (2 cr)

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: ABB Hall Room 238 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am; ABB 234 from 12 pm to 5:00 pm
Field Trips: Daily
Instructor: Dr. Bruce Maxwell, MSU Land Resources and Environmental Science Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.
 

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Temperature (3 cr) (1st of 2 weeks)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room TBD
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Information: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 1  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144403 
 

July 17, 2021

ERTH 594 Geology Seminar: Geology of Earthquakes (1 cr)

Class:  Sat 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance
Instructor: Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Science Department
The course will feature a daylong trip to the famous Hebgen Lake earthquake site in the southern Madison Range. Hiking shoes, pay pack, lunch, water bottle, jacket and/or rain gear, field notebook (and pens), and personal items for a day-long field trip are all required. 

July 18, 2021

GEO 585 Mineralogy for Teachers (1cr)

Class:  Su 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Gaines Hall, 143
Instructor: Dr. Dave Lageson, MSU Earth Science Department
Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

July 18-23, 2021

ERTH 596 Geology of Glacier National Park (2 cr)

Class: SuMTWRF
Location: Meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, south entrance
Field trip: Depart Sunday morning for Glacier National Park, return Friday mid-day.
Instructor: Callan Bentley, Assistant Professor of Geology, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Textbook requirement:  Materials provided by instructor
Facilities: Tent camping at KOA (Tents provided by MSSE upon request)
Physical fitness requirements: In order to study the field geology of Glacier National Park, this course will involve very strenuous outdoor physical activity. Students are expected to hike several miles at high elevations in rough, rocky, mountainous terrain in order to accomplish course goals, namely hands-on field experience with geologic observations and interpretations.
Please contact the MSSE Office before signing up for this class if you have concerns about the required physical fitness level and your ability to meet the expectations of this course. If you require an accommodation because of a disability, please contact the MSSE Office.

July 19-23, 2021

BIOE 593 Alpine Ecology (2 cr)

Field trip: M-F Depart 6:00 am – Return Friday pm. Overnight stay in an alpine setting in the Beartooth Mountains. (Prior to start of course, instructor will provide information regarding meeting and departure times on D2L)
Location: Monday 6:00 am meet van at MSU Strand Union Building, South Entrance.
Instructor: Dr. John Winnie, MSU Ecology Department
Textbook Information: Course materials provided by instructor online in D2L by June 15.
Facilities: Tent camping (tents provided by MSSE upon request)
Students must carry and know how to use, the following field gear: A loud whistle, day pack, bear repellant (provided by MSSE), all-weather hiking boots (above the ankle, no tennis shoes), light weight rain gear, mid weight fleece/wool pullover/or sweater, hat, sun screen (UV radiation at high elevation is much more intense than at sea level), high energy snack food and a lunch to keep you going for a full day in the field (All food should be double-bagged in zipper-style bags), 1 or 2 1L water bottles or a Camel-back style bladder with drinking hose, first aid kit, headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries, binoculars, field notebook and pencils (Rite- in-the-Rain, or similar notebooks are best), compass, and if you have one, a GPS. Personal toiletry and first aid kit containing any necessary medications. Equipment can be rented at the Outdoor Recreation Program on campus.
If you have a medical condition that could present as an emergency in the field, you must notify the MSSE program before signing up for this class. We will be in a remote area with unreliable cell service, so emergency services will be delayed. 
Physical Requirements:  Field days will be long (up to 10 hours) and sometimes strenuous. Students must be prepared to spend the better part of 5 days hiking and doing fieldwork in rugged terrain at high elevations (7000 to 9000’+). Those coming from low elevation areas are encouraged to arrive 7 to 10 days early and spend that time at or above 5000’ to acclimatize before class begins. (Most of Yellowstone Park is above 6000’.)
 

CHMY 506 Integrating Computers in Chemistry Lab Instruction

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Location: Gains Hall 243
Field Trips: None
Instructor: Candace Goodman, MSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Textbook Requirement: Materials provided by instructor.

PHSX 586 Physics by Inquiry: Heat and Temperature (3 cr) (2nd Week)

Class: MTWRF 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: AJM Johnson Hall, Room 147
Instructor: Dr. Greg Francis, MSU Physics Department
Textbook Information: Physics by Inquiry, Volume 1  (McDermott and Shaffer) ISBN #: 978-0471144403 

 


 

Where to eat while in Bozeman…. 

Restaurants in the Historic Downtown and Surrounding Area

14 North- 14 N. Church Ave.      Naked Noodle - 27 S. Wilson Ave.
Backcountry Burger Bar – 125 W. Main St. Nina's Tacos - 5 W. Mendenhall st.
Blackbird – 140 E. Main St.   Nova Café – 312 E. Main St.
Bauccus Pub - 105 W Main St. Open Range- 241 E. Main St.
Burger Bob’s – 39 W. Main St.    Pita Pit – 246 E. Main St.
Cateye Café – 23 N. Tracy Ave.      Pizza Campania - 1285 N Rouse Ave.
Copper – 101 E. Main St.             Plonk – 29 E. Main St.
Dave’s Sushi - 115 N. Bozeman Ave.     Pour House – 15 N. Rouse Ave.
Feed Café – 1530 W. Main St.    Revelry - 24 N. Tracy Ave.
Finks Deli - 600 N Wallace Ave. Rice- 140 E. Main St.
Five on Black - 242 E. Main St. Seven Sushi – 113 E. Oak St.
Fresco Café – 317 E. Mendenhall St.  Shine - 451 E. Main St.
Hail Mary's - 211 E Main St. Sidewall Pizza – 207 W. Olive St.  
Hooked Suishi - 119 E Main St. Squire House - 25 E Mendenhall St.
Jam! - 25 W. Main St. Sweet Chili Asian Bistro – 101 E. Main St.
Little Star Diner - 548 E. Babcock St. Taproom – 101 N. Rouse Ave.
MacKenzie River Pizza – 232 E. Main St.          Ted’s Montana Grill – 105 W. Main St.
Main Street Overeasy - 9 E Main St. Union Hall Brewery - 121 W Main St.
Map Brewing – 510 Manley Rd.    Urban Kitchen - 5 W Mendenhall St.
Montana Ale Works - 611 E. Main St. Whistle Pig Korean - 25 N Willson Ave.

 

Restaurants within Walking Distance of Campus

Bridger Brewing Company- 1609 S. 11th Ave.  South 9th  Bistro – 721 S. 9th
Columbo’s Pizza and Pasta – 1003 W. College St.  Storm Castle Café - 5 Tai Ln.
Jimmy John’s - 1216 West Lincoln Street    Taco Montes – 815 W. College St.
Pickle Barrel- 809 W. College St.      University Burger - 815 W College St.

    

Grocery Stores near MSU Campus

Community Food Co-Op – 908 W. Main St. Rosauers – W. Main St. across from Gallatin Mall
Heeb’s East Main Grocery – 544 E. Main St.    Safeway - 901 W. Main St.
Joe’s Parkway Market – 903 W. College St.  Town & Country Foods – 1611 S. 11th