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February 28, 2017 -- MSU News Service

A day of hands-on activities includes making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, designing model bridges and filtering water using household materials.

Nano-Days 2017

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February 28, 2017 -- Marshall Swearingen, MSU News Service

MSU students and faculty shared their passion for nano research with Bozeman fifth-graders and others at the 10th annual NanoDays / MicroDays event.

Photo: At the 2017 NanoDays / MicroDays event, Montana State University students assist Bozeman fifth graders with putting on "clean suits" similar to those used by MSU students in the Montana Microfabrication Facility at MSU. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

 

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February 27, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Two showings of Dream Big: Engineering Our World will be held at the Ellen Theater on March 4 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with MSU engineering students hosting hands-on projects afterwards.

Anousheh Ansari at the 2017 Women in Engineering Dinner

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February 24, 2017 -- Marshall Swearingen, MSU News Service

The 14th annual Women in Engineering Dinner brought together students, faculty and alumni, and offered a chance to hear Anousheh Ansari, the first Muslim woman to visit outer space.

Photo: Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American who is the first Muslim woman to have visited outer space, was the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Women in Engineering Dinner at the Montana State University SUB Ballroom on February 23, 2017. MSU photo by Jesslyn Marie.

Three-Minute Thesis Student Participants

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February 23, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Graduate students in Montana State Universitys College of Engineering will distill their highly technical thesis projects into engaging, 180-second presentations.

Photo: Montana State University students in the College of Engineering, from left, Dinal Perera, Mike Roddewig, Laura Dahl, Drew Norton, Matthew Jackson, Utkarsh Goel and Barkan Sidar, will be participating in the Three Minute Thesis competition in the first week of March. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

 

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February 22, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

MSU seniors Issac Stafstrom, William Harning, Kelby Janicek, Lauren Hausauer, Esther Oloff, Aaron Benson, Sarah Coldiron and Catherine Coe have won the 2017 Torlief Aasheim Community Involvement Awards.

 

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February 21, 2017 -- MSU News Service

The 14th annual Women in Engineering Dinner, hosted by MSU's College of Engineering, will bring together nearly 400 prospective and current MSU students, faculty and others with the goal of encouraging and inspiring women to pursue engineering.

 

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February 21, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

Forty of MSU's top seniors and their faculty and staff mentors will be recognized Feb. 21 at the 35th annual Awards for Excellence banquet held on the MSU campus.

Joe Shaw poses with some of his aurora borealis images.

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February 6, 2017 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

Shaws lecture, "Optical explorations of nature" is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.

Photo: Joe Shaw poses with aurora borealis images in his Cobleigh Hall lab at Montana State University. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

Brock LaMeres Works on CubeSat

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January 31, 2017 -- By Denise Hoepfner, MSU News Service

One sends a student-built satellite to space to demonstrate a radiation-tolerant computer technology and the other seeks to understand what causes the extraordinarily bright gamma-ray flashes that are produced by the lightning that occurs within a cloud.

Photo: Brock LaMeres, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Montana State University College of Engineering, inspects a computer board on a cube satellite. The student-built satellite will be deployed to the International Space Station in January 2018. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

FIRST LEGO League and Tech Challenge Robotics Competition

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January 27, 2017 -- Marshall Swearingen, MSU News Service

Students from across Montana flock to MSU for the festive robotics competition - and many come back to major in engineering.

Photo: Middle school and high school students participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition in Shroyer Gym at Montana State University on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 in Bozeman, Mont. Students from across Montana flock to MSU for the annual robotics competition hosted by the MSU College of Engineering. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

Students at a First Robotics event.

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January 24, 2017 -- MSU News Service

The Montana FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions are hosted by MSU's College of Engineering. The events, at Shroyer Gym on the MSU campus on Jan. 27-28, are free and open to the public.

Photo: Students from Montana, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming test their robots against each other in the annual Montana State University College of Engineering First Robotics championship. Photo courtesy of MSU College of Engineering.

Connie Chang Receives DARPA Grant for Microfluidics

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January 23, 2017 -- By Marshall Swearingen, MSU News Service

A Montana State University researcher and her colleagues have received a grant to push the boundaries of a new approach for treating flu and other fast-evolving viruses that resist traditional vaccines.

Photo: Connie Chang, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the Center for Biofilm Engineering in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to explore a new method for producing anti-virus strains for flu virus. Her method, which could potentially be applied to other serious viruses that resist traditional vaccines, uses microfluidics, which involves manipulating viruses in tiny tubes contained on small glass plates called “labs on a chip.” MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez

CubeSat Computer in Int'l Space Station

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January 17, 2017 -- Marshall Swearingen

As of Dec. 14, the International Space Station has a new visitor: a Rubik's Cube-sized computer prototype, designed by Montana State University researchers to demonstrate an improved method for coping with the radiation of outer space.

Photo: A screen grab from a video showing the CubeSat computer floating inside the International Space Station is seen in this undated image. Photo Courtesy of NanoRacks.

ShareLift and College of Business Consulting Course Presentations

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January 10, 2017 -- By Anne Cantrell, MSU News Service

MSU alumnus Michael Fox and his mobile app company, DugalHealth, won the grand prize this fall in a national competition, while MSU students Sam Kern and Aidan Weltner won second place in a statewide competition in Utah for their mobile app.

Photo: Aidan Weltner, far left, co-founder of a ShareLift, a mobile app that facilitates ridesharing to ski resorts, listens to Montana State University business students Skylar Munzing, left, Whitnee Pearcey and Kayla Seaman present their consulting project on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Bozeman, Mont., sharing the progress made to help ShareLift meet its marketing goal. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

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August 7, 2014 -- MSU News Service

MSU researchers have published a research article in Science that describes the molecular blueprint of a surveillance "machine" that protects bacteria from viral infection.

Photo: Blake Wiedenheft, left, and Ryan Jackson led an MSU team that has just published its findings in the scientific journal, Science. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.)

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August 6, 2014 -- MSU News Service

The website Great Value Colleges ranked Montana State University at number 26 in a list of 50 universities it sees as being on the forefront of technological advancement.

 

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August 4, 2014 -- MSU News Service

The Montana INBRE Program has received $18 million from the National Institutes of Health.

 

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July 31, 2014 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

A new groundbreaking paper published by MSU scientists and their collaborators in Utah and Italy describes how DNA avoids damage when exposed to UV light.

Photo: Jordan Dood, Ashley Beckstead, Bern Kohler and Tom Zhang, from left, align a laser used to examine DNA’s ability to resist UV light in Kohler’s lab at Montana State University in Bozeman. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).

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July 25, 2014 -- MSU News Service

The 2014 International Rural Health and Rural Nursing Research Conference will be held July 29-31. Hosted by MSUs College of Nursing and the national Rural Nurse Organization, it will focus on research, evidence-based practice and innovative education to promote the health of rural and remote populations.

 

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July 18, 2014 -- By Carol Schmidt, MSU News Service

Todd Larkin, MSU art history professor, is co-director of a conference examining Political Portraiture in the United States and France during the Revolutionary and Federal Eras, ca. 1776-1814. The conference, which will attract scholars from the U.S. and Europe, will be held Sept 25-26 at the Smithsonians National Portrait Gallery.

Photo: This portrait of Marie Antoinette by French portraitist Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, "Marie-Antoinette in State Dress," 1778, which hangs in Schloss Ambras, Innsbrûck, is believed to be similar to the portrait of the French queen that was destroyed when British general Robert Ross burned the American capital in August, 1814. In commemoration of the bicentennial of the event, and to study the importance of portraiture in early America, MSU art history professor Todd Larkin has helped organize a conference to be held in September at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Photo courtesy of Erich Lessing/Art Resource, New York. Used with permission.

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July 16, 2014 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

Ryan Jackson, a postdoctoral researcher at MSU, has received a $100,000 two-year fellowship from the NIH.

Photo: MSU microbiologist Ryan Jackson has received a $100,000 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The image behind him shows the X-ray crystal structure of a CRISPR complex. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).

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July 11, 2014 -- By Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service

Members of industry and the academic community will share ideas on the latest research involving treatment of chronic infections related to biofilms, as well as advances in industrial biofilm technology, during the Montana State University's Center for Biofilm Engineering meeting Tuesday through Thursday.

Photo: Montana State University microbiology professor Matthew Fields, left, and doctoral student Lauren Franco study biofilm-related samples in Fields' lab. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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July 9, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Two doctoral students who work on research projects with biomedical applications have been awarded 2014 Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowships from MSU's College of Letters and Science.

Photo: Tamra Heberling received one of two Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowships awarded at MSU this year. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).

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June 30, 2014 -- MSU News Service

A newly published study reveals new findings about the Triceratops that lived in the fossil-rich Hell Creek Formation of Eastern Montana.

Photo: This image shows the evolution of the Triceratops in the Hell Creek Formation of Eastern Montana. (Image by Holly Woodward).

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June 23, 2014 -- MSU News Service

MSU is the lead institution on a new $10 million project to form a research center focused on innovative energy research.

Photo: MSU and six other institutions are working together on a new project to form a research center focused on energy.

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June 23, 2014 -- Tanya Reinhardt, MSU News Service

A research team including MSU professor Behrad Noudoost from the Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences has linked how our eyes actually see the world to neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.

Photo: Noudoost has linked how our eyes actually see the world to neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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June 20, 2014 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

An MSU faculty member has just received $100,000 and the chance to test his computer technology on the International Space Station.

Photo: MSU professor Brock LaMeres was selected through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to receive $100,000 and test his computer technology on the International Space Station.

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June 16, 2014 -- By Evelyn Boswell, MSU News Service

MSU, Salish Kootenai College and federal researchers are working together on the Flathead Indian Reservation to learn more about fires in the Northern Rockies.

Photo: Greg Pederson, left, of the U.S. Geological Survey and Tony Harwood from Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Tribal Forestry prepare to take tree ring cores in the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation. (Photo by Dave McWethy).

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June 10, 2014 -- By Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service

Certis USA, a top manufacturer of biological pesticides, announced today that a disease-fighting bacterium discovered at Montana State University is now heading for regulatory review in the U.S. and Canada, a final hurdle to bringing the technology to market.

Photo: MSU College of Agriculture Professor Barry Jacobsen holds a sample of an agricultural disease-fighting technology that could save farmers around the world millions of dollars. MSU research has shown the technology, a naturally occurring bacterium dubbed BmJ, works on a wide array of crops and diseases and initiates an innate immune response by activating a gene found in most plants. MSU Photo by Kelly Gorham.

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June 9, 2014 -- MSU News Service

An effort to study how to safely store carbon dioxide deep underground took a major step forward in late May when Montana State University researchers successfully drilled a pair of wells in northern Montana.

Photo: An effort to study how to safely store carbon dioxide deep underground took a major step forward this spring when Montana State University researchers successfully drilled a pair of wells in northern Montana. Pictured here is the first of the two wells, both of which reach depths of more than 3,500 feet. Photo courtesy of BSCSP.

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June 5, 2014 -- Tanya Reinhardt, MSU News Service

Two MSU electrical engineering professors have researched new teaching methodologies for engineering and published their findings in the May issue of an international engineering education journal.

Photo: From left to right, MSU electrical engineering professors Jim Becker and Brock LaMeres were featured in the premier publication for engineers "IEEE Transactions on Education" in May. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.

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June 4, 2014 -- MSU News Service

Montana State University researchers have produced two new varieties of the grain triticale, a cross of wheat and rye that combines the grain quality, yield and disease resistance of wheat with the vigor and hardiness of rye. These two new technologies are available for licensing together or separately and are currently open for review at MSU agricultural research centers in Bozeman, Havre, Moccasin and Sheridan.

 

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June 4, 2014 -- MSU News Service

MSU faculty have received a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation to study how disease-causing microbes interact with the human gastrointestinal tract.

Photo: Blake Wiedenheft, left, and Seth Walk in Walks’ lab at Montana State University. The two, along with Jason Spence at the University of Michigan, will use a Grand Challenges Exploration Grant to study microbial interactions with the human gastrointestinal tract. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).

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June 3, 2014 -- MSU News Service

MSU researcher Seth Walk has won a Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for an innovative global health and development research project.

Photo: Blake Wiedenheft, left, and Seth Walk are part of a team working together to develop a new tool to study how disease-causing microbes interact with the human gastrointestinal tract. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham).