Oct 10, 2018

University Research Roadshow Headed to Northwest Montana

The Montana University System (MUS) Research Roadshow is coming to Western Montana October 24-26 with stops in Missoula, Polson, Kalispell and Libby. Organized by MUS and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, the roadshow features dynamic speakers traveling to 25 towns throughout Montana during the month of October to share 10-minute research stories.

Western Montana tour speakers include:

“Fix it or Face it! Ecological Restoration in Butte, America” presented by Robert Pal from Montana Tech

“Mechatronics Design” presented by Steve Shen from Missoula College – University of Montana

“Geochemistry and Life: From Supervolcanoes to Silver Bow Creek” presented by Alysia Cox from Montana Tech

“A Hidden Layer of the Genetic Code and Neurologic Disease” presented by Lynn George from Montana State University Billings

“Saving Fluvial Arctic Grayling One Class at a Time” presented by Robert Thomas from the University of Montana Western

“Wildfire, Drought, and Residential Risk Perceptions in the Rocky Mountains” presented by Christopher Craig from Montana State University Billings

The Western Montana tour begins in Missoula on October 24 at 5 p.m. in the University Center Theatre on the University of Montana’s campus. On October 25, the roadshow heads north with a 12 p.m. event in Polson at the Confederated Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and Kootenai Tribes Senior Citizens Center and a 5 p.m. event in Kalispell in room 144 of Flathead Valley Community College’s Arts and Technology Building. On October 26, the roadshow will present in Libby at 12 p.m. in the Libby Senior Citizens Center.

Flathead Valley Community College chemistry professor David Long was a featured presenter in the Southcentral Montana tour, covering Helena, Butte, Bozeman, Livingston, Big Timber, Harlowtown and White Sulphur Springs October 9-11. Long presented findings from FVCC’s undergraduate research on ocean pH levels in French Polynesia.

For more information about the MUS Research Roadshow, visit