Climate in My Backyard summer camp session immerses kids grades 5–7 in climate and ecosystem science

Dan Vanderpool teaches students about pine beetles.

Whether you ski, float, farm or fish, the climate affects you and your ecosystem – from microbes to entire watersheds. That was the main message conveyed to participants in the June 2013 IoE session of Montana State University’s weeklong Peaks & Potentials camp for high ability kids entering grades 5, 6 and 7.

EPSCoR-supported VISTA member serves Blackfeet community

An AmeriCorps VISTA member supported by Montana EPSCoR is serving the community surrounding Blackfeet Community College, fulfilling the VISTA mission of helping to end poverty with education, and building pathways to higher education for first generation and low-income Montanans.  

Gas, Food and Lodging

Tony Hartshorn presents at STEM: Imagine the Future

IoE affiliate reaches key audiences with concise discussion of the carbon cycle.

Indigenous Research and STEM education

Moses Leavens

Attracting and retaining students in STEM majors, particularly Native students, begins well before they step onto campus. The Indigenous Research and STEM Education (IRSE) department at the University of Montana recognizes this and works to provide interesting opportunities for Native students from middle school through doctoral completion.

IoE partners to create database of STEM resources

ScienceMontana STEM database

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems has partnered with Montana State University's Extended University to create ScienceMontana, an online database of educational resources covering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. The database features resources created in Montana and about Montana.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620