BOZEMAN — Montana State University will hold a virtual summit Thursday, April 28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. to focus on providing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, learning across Montana. The summit will bring together representatives from education, business, after-school programs, government, industry and nonprofits, as well as engaged citizens, to discuss how Montana can continue to build a strong STEM ecosystem across the state.

The STEM Summit features keynote speaker Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy, an MSU graduate student in microbiology from Crow Agency; a panel of youth from across the state; and interactive breakout sessions. The breakout sessions will allow participants to explore ways to expand STEM experiences in and out of the classroom; create a collaborative framework for more high-quality STEM learning; and share STEM resources across sectors and regions.

The summit is an opportunity to discuss how to strengthen STEM opportunities for Montana youth, identify actions local and statewide communities can take to advance STEM projects, and create a pipeline for employment in STEM fields.

The event is hosted by the MSU Science Math Resource Center in MSU’s College of Education, Health and Human Development and the Montana Afterschool Alliance with support from the MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development; Montana GEAR UP; Million Girls Moonshot; Montana NSF EPSCoR; Mott Foundation; and the Overdeck Family Foundation.

The summit is free, but attendees much register in advance. A link will be sent to participants the week of the summit. For more information or to register, click HERE .

- by MSU News Service -

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