We Are Montana in the Classroom to Share UM Research with Kalispell Students

February 09, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s We Are Montana in the Classroom initiative will travel to Kalispell on Thursday, Feb. 16, to share UM’s research and educational opportunities with high school students.

UM role models Mark Reiser, academic adviser in the UM Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Nathanael Herrera, a UM doctoral candidate in organismal biology, ecology and evolution, will lead hands-on activities with biology, math, physics and earth science students. The classroom presentations will take place from 11 a.m. to noon at Glacier and Flathead high schools, and then again from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Glacier High School.

"We’re excited for Kalispell high school students to experience what it’s like to study and do research at UM, as well as to meet role models who will share their own experiences in higher education and the work force," said Nathalie Wolfram, associate director of UM’s Broader Impacts Group, which oversees the We Are Montana in the Classroom initiative.

We Are Montana in the Classroom, part of the Broader Impacts Group in UM’s Office of Research and Creative Scholarship, partners with more than 125 UM faculty members, professionals and graduate students to inspire K-12 students about higher education and career pathways. We Are Montana in the Classroom role models engage more than 10,000 K-12 students annually 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 calling Wolfram at 406-243-4828 or emailing nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.

Contact: Nathalie Wolfram, associate director, UM Broader Impacts Group, 406-243-4828, nathalie.wolfram@umontana.edu.