The goal of the MSGC workshops is to introduce Montana undergraduate students to research in science and engineering.

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Montana undergraduates who are interested in STEM research experiences, but who have not completed hands-on research, are invited to apply. Students who are from smaller Montana campuses (not MSU, UM, and Tech) are given priority.


Workshops are nine hours of training, over a Friday evening and Saturday, plus a brief home project. Participants who have completed all required tasks receive a $200 stipend. The travel to in-person workshops is reimbursed (including hotel if traveling from out of town) and meals are provided. Each workshop can accommodate about 10 students, unless otherwise specified. MSGC will arrange all hotel rooms and meals during the workshop.

Looking ahead! 

Spring 2023

Remotely Piloted Aircraft: Making Maps, led by Kevin McManigal and Bart Bauer. Takes place at the University of Montana in Missoula. Date: Tenatively spring 2023.

Ants: Ecosystem Engineers, led by Joe Eason. Takes place at University of Montana - Western in Dillon. Date: Tenatively spring 2023. 

Turtles, led by Kayhan Ostovar. Takes place at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Date: April 14th & 15th, 2023. 

Alpine Plants, led by Megan Poulette. Takes place at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Date: April 14th & 15, 2023. 


Application information

Applications will be due approximately two-three weeks before the workshop-we will provide a specific deadline for each workshop offered. Applications include basic information and a paragraph about why the student would like to attend the workshop. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance one week prior to the workshop and will need to confirm their participation to hold their slot. In order to receive the $200 stipend, students must be enrolled as a full-time Montana undergraduate student. 

Online Application

All MSGC applications use Submittable. If you don't already have a Submittable sign-in, you will need to create one. 


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