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Now Taking Applications for the 2015-16 BioScience Montana Program!
Watch the 2014-15 Final Presentations!
How does BioScience Montana work?
BioScience Montana is comprised of three science experiences over the course of a year, with experiments, hands-on exploration, video conferences, online discussions, and technology development occurring throughout the year. Participants, in teams of four plus an adult 4-H leader, will come to the MSU campus in Bozeman for 5 days during August and one overnight weekend trip in January for on-campus lab-based experiences as well as assignments they will continue to work on when they return to their communities. Assignments will be largely team-based, and will enable participants to explore the ups and downs, and successes and failures that real scientists encounter every day. Participants will also spend time with cool, energetic, and fun Career and Life student mentors and Science Assistants who will help them throughout the entire project and give them a sense of what it’s like to be a college student.
Fresh off the presses! The 2014-15 issue of Confluence, a publication from the College of Letters & Science at MSU, features a great article on BioScience Montana! And, it's right up front on page four! It also highlights the work of a couple of BioScience alumni and their success at the state science fair. An electronic version of this publication is available to download HERE.
2013-14 BioScience Montana participants Colin and Colter Norick have won Montana’s top science fair prize with the research project they developed through BioScience Montana. The brothers presented their work on “The Correlation between Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) Levels and Cognitive Function in Healthy Teens” at the 2014 Montana State Science Fair held at the University of Montana in March. They won numerous awards, including, the Grand Award First Place Team, UM College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences first place, and the Mu Alpha Theta Award for the most challenging, original, thorough and creative investigation of a problem. Read the full article in the MSU News.
Sisters' research on bacteria in horses' noses takes second at state science fair
Elizabeth and Emma Carlson, two of 29 participants in the 2012-2013 BioScience Montana program, have taken their research to a new level. Read about how the research project they conducted as part of the BioScience Montana program has given them even more opportunities! Read the full article in the Helena Independent Record.
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Who can participate?
BioScience Montana is for 4-H members in grades 8-11. If youth are interested but not already in 4-H, they can easily join by contacting their county MSU Extension Office and inquiring about BioScience Montana. Youth will participate as part of 4 person team and have a 4-H adult leader for guidance and coaching. Contact Stephanie Davison at the Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development at MSU if you're interested in participating in next year's program!
Download and complete either the full team application OR the youth AND leader applications.
PDF Document -- Youth & Leader
Where are 2014-2015 BioScience Montana particpants from?
This year's participants are from ten cities across Montana, covering six Montana counties
in northwestern, western, central and southeastern Montana.
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