RED Centers & Institutes
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Center for Health & Safety Culture
The CHSC is an interdisciplinary center serving communities and organizations through research, training, and support services to cultivate healthy and safe cultures. The Center is dedicated to applying research to develop sustainable solutions to complex social problems.
Center for Mental Health Research and Recovery
CMHRR is an interdisciplinary MSU research center, established in 2014 as part of the Office
of Research and Economic Development. CMHRR facilitates collaborative and inclusive
research related to mental health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on mental
health needs of Montanans and rural communities, including K-12 public school communities.
Director: Katey Franklin
Center for Research on Rural Education
Montana Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR
The goal of Montana Space Grant and NASA EPSCoRis to strengthen education and research in fields related to aerospace science and engineering. Space Grant provides STEM workforce development opportunities that are available to all Montana higher education students. NASA EPSCoR provides funding to develop long-term, self-sustaining, nationally competitive capabilities in NASA-related research.
Director: Angela Des Jardins
The Spectrum Lab was established to advance the emerging opto-electronic and photonics technologies and foster their transition to Montana companies; and in the process, provide enhanced educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. The current areas of research and development include microwave photonics, coherent lidar imaging and quantum technologies.
Director: Krishna Rupavatharam
The Montana Water Center aims to address Montana’s water challenges by fostering statewide water-related research and stewardship, connecting water investigators and students seeking employment with USGS, state agencies, and watershed groups. We offer faculty and graduate student grants with USGS base funding, and support water-related proposals.
Director: Stephanie Ewing