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Educational Enhancement Awards

Education Enhancement Grants are awarded competitively within the state through internal review of proposals. Emphasis is on "product" or "value added"; we will not fund "improvements" which require continuing Consortium funding to maintain their existence. Awards are for one year, but may be renewed if further development and goals are proposed.


2015:

Mathematical Explorations

Undergraduate Research as Pedagogy (U-RAP): Modeling Carbon Cycle Dynamics with Marine Microcosms

Program for the Next Generation of Montanans

2014:

Side-by-Side Learning: Using Minecraft and Gamification to Support Student Learning and Teacher Professional Development
ATOMIC STEM pilot project

2013:

Chemistry Upper-Division Curricular Restructuring
Einstein's Symphony: A Gravitational Wave Voyage Through Space and Time

2012:

Vertically Integrating a Robotics Thread Through the Undergraduate ECE Curriculum at MSU-Bozeman
Development of a Manufacturing of Composite Materials Course at MSU Bozeman
Inquiry Learning: Developing An Undergraduate Astronomy Experience Using Laboratory And Research Experiences

2011:

Creating a GIS Certificate Program & Expanding the Geospatial Curriculum at the Salish Kootenai College
Development of a balloon-borne orientation system for astronomical observations for the High Altitude Student Platform – An undergraduate research education experience
Design and Implementation of a Laboratory-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System and a Smart Microgrid for Electrical Engineering Education Enhancement at MSU
Celebrating Einstein

2010:

Learning Chemistry through Inquiry, Action, and Reflection
Expansion of Technology into Hydrology Curriculum at SKC
Following the Packet - An Educational Enhancement Proposal for Embedded Networking
Montana Aurora Detector Network for Education Enhancement

2009:

Developing an Undergraduate Planetary Geoscience Course at Montana State University - Bozeman
Digital Imaging and High Resolution Spectroscopy:  An Advanced undergraduate Laboratory Course in Astrophysics
An Interdisciplinary Senior Capstone Experience:  Designing a Robotic Lunar Regolith Excavator
Learning through Inquiry,Action, and Reflection Part 2
Weather and Climate Change

2008:

Development of a Course Entitled: Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
Communicating Science to the Public:  A pilot for STEM students
Learning through Inquiry, Action, and Reflection
Remotely Operated Optical Aurora Detectors
Inspiring Future NASA Engineers in Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems

2007:

Enhancing Education with Optical Aurora Detectors
Expansion of Geospatial Science Curriculum at the Salish Kootenai College
Development of an Experiental Introductory Astronomy Course at the University of Montana-Western
ECE Robots: Moving to the Upper Division

2005:

Salish Kootenai College Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET) Enhancement Program for Recruiting and Retaining Minority Students
Sky Knowledge: Teaching Astronomy at Fort Belknap College

2004:

Stimulating the Next Generation of NASA Engineers: Teaching and Learning Robotics in the Freshman Year

2003:

Signs of Life: An Informal Education Film Project on the Search for Life on Mars

2002:

Teachers Integrating Mathematics and Environmental Science (TIMES): A Pilot Project of the Big Sky Institute
Aerospace Education Enhancement Proposal: A Planetarium Program on Space Colonization with a Link to Lewis & Clark

2001:

A Graduate Program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking
A Cosmic Ray Spark Chamber for Astronomy Education and Public Display

2000:

The Potential for Wind Energy Generation on Mars
Building a Bridge to NASA for Tribal College Students
Aeronautical Education Curriculum for a Collegiate Transport Aircraft Transition Program
Development of a Primer of Aviation
Online Educational Resources in Astronomy for Montana's 5 - 14 Educators

1999:

SAS Project - Space After School Project
Satellite Science Centers [1999-2000]
ARES Program - Awards for Research in Engineering and Science [1999-2006]
Undergraduate Research Program, University of Montana [1999-2005]
A Short Course on Turbulence

1998:

Undergraduate Research Program, Montana Tech [1998-2006]
Incorporating Student-Based Research in the Secondary-Level Curriculum
A Course in Landscape Analysis Using GIS/GPS Technologies

1997:

Upward Bound Aerospace Education Program
A Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Remote Sensing
AIRONET Visiting Scientists Program for Montana Reservation Schools and the Montana Apprenticeship Program (MAP)[1997-1998, 2000-2003]

1996:

Aircraft Structure Design and Analysis
Montana Space Odyssey [1996, 1999-2003]

1995:

Undergraduate Research Program, Montana State University [1995-2006]
Perceptions
Space Exhibit Development for the Museum of the Rockies

1994:

Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

1993:

Scientific Visualization for Montana's Mathematics and Science Teacher [1993, 1994]

1991:

Blue Mountain Observatory, University of Montana [1991, 1992]
Planetary Science at Montana Tech
Taylor Planetarium, Museum of the Rockies [1991-1994, 1996, 1998-2000]

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