We Are Montana in the Classroom to Visit Browning, Heart Butte

January 25, 2016

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s We Are Montana in the Classroom program will travel to Browning and Heart Butte on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to share UM’s research and educational opportunities with high school students.

Six UM faculty members, professionals and graduate students will lead hands-on activities and demonstrations at Browning High School’s Family Science Literacy Night, a celebration of science and science careers, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The event is free and open to the community.

During the school day, the group will visit high school classrooms in Browning and in Heart Butte to lead activities and serve as higher education and career role models.

The group traveling to Browning and Heart Butte includes UM faculty members Mark Reiser (physics and astronomy), Riccardo Ton (Division of Biological Sciences), Amanda Duley (UM Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience and spectrUM Discovery Area), Jim Sears (geosciences), Bradley Layton (Missoula College Energy Technology Program) and Shane Sangrey (College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences).

“We’re grateful to the Browning and Heart Butte communities for hosting us and excited to share with their students some of the many opportunities and rewarding career paths that await them in college,” said Holly Truitt, who directs We Are Montana in the Classroom.   

We Are Montana in the Classroom, part of the UM Broader Impacts Group in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, partners with more than 100 UM faculty members, professionals and graduate students to inspire K-12 students about higher education and career pathways. This academic year, the program is on track to reach 10,000 students through statewide tours, local classroom visits and distance-learning experiences.

K-12 teachers can learn more about We Are Montana in the Classroom’s array of free programs by emailing nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Nathalie Wolfram, We Are Montana in the Classroom program manager, 406-370-7731, nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.