UM to Bring Science Learning and Role Models to Cut Bank

February 17, 2016

MISSOULA – Educators and role models from the University of Montana will share their passion for learning and exploring with K-12 students on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Cut Bank.

The group will include representatives from the We Are Montana in the Classroom program and the Montana Space Grant Consortium’s Space Public Outreach Team (SPOT).

At Cut Bank High School, We Are Montana in the Classroom educators and role models will share UM’s research and educational opportunities with students. UM Professors Jim Sears of the Department of Geosciences and Frank Rosenzweig of the Division of Biological Sciences will lead hands-on activities and talk with students about their own educational and career pathways.

Throughout the day, SPOT will lead interactive presentations about current NASA missions and research. The SPOT program engages undergraduate students as STEM role models for K-12 students in schools, youth programs and community groups across Montana. For more information about SPOT’s shows and how to book a free SPOT visit in your school, email Montana Hodges at spot.montana@gmail.com.

We Are Montana in the Classroom 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. We Are Montana in the Classroom belongs to the UM Broader Impacts Group in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.

To book a UM role model in your classroom or to learn more about We Are Montana in the Classroom’s array of free programming, call Nathalie Wolfram at 406-243-4828 or email nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Nathalie Wolfram, We Are Montana in the Classroom program manager, 406-243-4828, nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.