Suzi Taylor, Director
Suzi Taylor is Director of the Science Math Resource Center. She has a long history of leading outreach programs for Montana State University, including serving as MSU lead for Montana NSF EPSCoR's Track 1 projects, and partnering with faculty on programs funded by NASA, USDA, the Department of Energy and other agencies to create outreach projects that support the citizens of Montana. Suzi has a special interest in reaching youth in Montana's smallest and most rural communities, and some of her favorite projects have included working with 40 Montana classrooms as they virtually followed an MSU geology expedition to Mount Everest; helping to launch Science Action Clubs all over Montana; and leading a statewide geocaching project tied to the Montana Climate Assessment.
Suzi also serves as co-leader of the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative, a statewide network of adults who collaborate to engage and inspire girls, and serves on the advisory board for The STEM Effect, a National Science Foundation-supported project that examines the long-term impacts of STEM programs for girls.
Dr. Fenqjen Luo, Associate Director
Reid Hall 118, MSU
Ph. (406) 994-5950
Ehsan Salam, Program Coordinator
He has over 30 years experience in marketing, sales, and management with several international organizations including Novartis, a multi-national corporation involved in pharmaceuticals. He has a Master’s in Soil Science and a MBA.
In addition to working for SMRC, MSU, Salam also serves as a counselor and client coordinator to local entrepreneurs and small business owners with Bozeman SCORE, which is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Madison Boone, Project and Communications LeadMadison Boone is a Project and Communications Lead with the Science Math Resource Center. She supports communication, outreach, and coordination activities for SMRC and its partners, including the current Montana NSF EPSCoR Track-1 project, the Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems (CREWS). In her position, Madison is especially interested in science communication, education, outreach, and how she can help community-researcher partnerships flourish.
Jeannie Chipps facilitates professional development at the Science Math Resource Center. As a former high school science teacher and after school science team coach/makerspace director, she enjoys working with teachers to create learning environments that support diverse learners. She has been leading professional development for the Next Generation Science Standards with a focus on environmental chemistry since 2017. Jeannie will be completing her doctorate in education from Johns Hopkins University in the summer of 2022, with an emphasis in Mind, Brain & Teaching.
Savanah Olson, Science Communications Intern (EPSCoR project)
412 Reid Hall
Savanah is a junior at MSU studying environmental science / land rehabilitation. She is from Tacoma, Washington. Savanah enjoys crocheting and skiing in her free time. She would love to work with the Forest Service in the future, but she said, "Whatever I do I want to be working to help others!"