Since March 1999, the Montana Space Grant Consortium has made awards available to undergraduate students involved in research activities at the following Consortium member campuses:The ARES Program includes the following elements:
Montana State University-Billings University of Montana-Western Rocky Mountain College Salish Kootenai College Chief Dull Knife College Little Big Horn College Stone Child College Fort Peck Community College Fort Belknap College Blackfeet Community College Montana State University-Northern Carroll College (beginning 2002) University of Great Falls (beginning 2004) Dawson Community College (beginning 2006) Flathead Valley Community College (beginning 2006) Miles Community College (beginning 2006)
- A student and faculty mentor work as a team on a project. The project should go beyond what is taught in the classroom and be an honest research experience (no bottle-washing or lab-sweeping).
- The student must complete an application form and write a 2-4 page proposal, including a project title, explanation of the problem to be studied, goals to be achieved, experimental approach, and references.
- The faculty mentor must write a supporting letter, describing how the student will contribute to the research project, and indicating support for the proposal.
- Completed applications are to be submitted to the campus Space Grant representative, who will forward them with endorsement to the main Consortium office in Bozeman.
- Student awards will be $500 per semester or $330 per quarter. The awards will be distributed as scholarship money, in several installments (i.e., not all at the beginning, not all at the end).
- A final report of at least 2 pages must be completed at the end of the term.
- Students must make a presentation about their research: this could be a seminar given on their campus, a talk at the annual Montana Academy of Sciences meeting, or in a visit to a K-12 classroom.
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