The sciences offer a profound way of viewing and learning about the world we live in. This program features contributions to our scientific understanding from local thinkers, researchers, and scientists.
How has Montana’s climate changed, what are the impacts, and how do we plan for change in the future? Dr. Cathy Whitlock, MSU professor of Earth Sciences and lead author of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, offers key insights on the two-year science-based effort and what it means for Montanans and Montana industries coping with climate change. (more…)
On August 21, 2017, student teams across the country sent balloons aloft to conduct scientific studies of the total solar eclipse. Angela Des Jardins, principal investigator of the NASA-sponsored Eclipse Ballooning Project and director of the Montana Space Grant Consortium, discusses early results of what the students learned and how it contributes to our understanding of eclipses and their effects.Download