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Summer math camps open in June and August for middle and high school students

Montana middle and high school students passionate about advanced math are invited to attend the Mathematics Circle Summer Camp hosted by the Science Math Resource Center at Montana State University. Participants will immerse themselves in exceptional math problem-solving activities, tour innovative university labs, and engage in fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities. Three-day sessions are available for middle school and high school students in June and August. Learn more and register.

SMRC receives NSF funding to support STEM teachers

NSF logoThe Science Math Resource Center has received a $75,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to study teacher shortages and support STEM teacher-leaders in rural and reservation communities of Montana.

The grant will fund the project “Building Capacity to Develop STEM Teacher Leaders in Montana Rural and American Indian Schools,” led by Dr. Fenqjen Luo, associate director of the Science Math Resource Center. The interdisciplinary project team includes representatives from MSU's Departments of Education, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Physics. Learn more.

Science Olympiad 2023 is in the books

Wow, what a day! We had broken eggs (not intentional), broken bridges (intentional), and students testing in astronomy, anatomy, forestry, codebusters and everything in between. In the end, our state champions are:

  • Division B: Corvallis Middle School
  • Division C: Hamilton High School

Congratulations! Here are the rest of our team awards; individual medalists will be posted soon.

Division B (middle school)

  • First: Corvallis Middle School
  • Second: Hamilton Middle School
  • Third: North Middle School (Great Falls)
  • Small Schools Winner: Helena Area Christian Home Educators (HACHE)

Division C (high school)

  • First: Hamilton High School
  • Second: Capital High School (Helena)
  • Third: Corvallis High School
  • Small Schools Winner: Choteau High School

 Thank you to Bozeman Daily Chronicle, MSU News and NBC Montana for your coverage of this event!

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Learn about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Youth STEM outreach

We were funded by the College of Education, Health and Human Development to research exemplary practices for DEI in STEM outreach. Read our report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in MSU Youth STEM Outreach or watch the recording of our presentation to campus.