News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its picks for the best colleges in Montana for 2017. Of the 10 four-year schools who made the list, Carroll College, Rocky Mountain College, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, The University of Montana and Montana State University were the top five. Of the 11 two-year schools that were recognized, Miles Community College, Helena College University of Montana, Fort Peck Community College, Great Falls College Montana State University and Flathead Valley Community College came in as the top. A full list of schools is included below. “A certificate or degree can go a long way when it comes to advancing a career, and these Montana schools offer both the programs and additional employment and career-building resources that help students succeed,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. To be included on the “Best Colleges in Montana” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional metrics including the number of degree programs offered, career resources, academic counseling, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Montana” list, visit: Montana’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Carroll College Montana State University Montana State University-Billings Montana State University-Northern Montana Tech of the University of Montana Rocky Mountain College Salish Kootenai College The University of Montana The University of Montana-Western University of Great Falls Montana’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aaniiih Nakoda College Blackfeet Community College Chief Dull Knife College Dawson Community College Flathead Valley Community College Fort Peck Community College Great Falls College Montana State University Helena College University of Montana Little Big Horn College Miles Community College Stone Child College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
Christopher S.,Montana State University |
Saha R.,University of Montana |
Lachapelle P.,Montana State University |
Jennings D.,Montana State University |
And 10 more authors.
Family and Community Health | Year: 2011
This case study of community and university research partnerships utilizes previously developed principles for conducting research in the context of Native American communities to consider how partners understand and apply the principles in developing community-based participatory research partnerships to reduce health disparities. The 7 partnership projects are coordinated through a National Institutes of Health-funded center and involve a variety of tribal members, including both health care professionals and lay persons and native and nonnative university researchers. This article provides detailed examples of how these principles are applied to the projects and discusses the overarching and interrelated emergent themes of sharing power and building trust. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Hamner S.,Montana State University |
Broadaway S.C.,Montana State University |
Berg E.,Montana State University |
Stettner S.,Montana State University |
And 15 more authors.
International Journal of Environmental Health Research | Year: 2014
The Little Bighorn River flows through the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. In 2008, Escherichia coli concentrations as high as 7179 MPN/100 ml were detected in the river at the Crow Agency Water Treatment Plant intake site. During 2008, 2009, and 2012, 10 different serotypes of E. coli, including O157:H7, harboring both intimin and Shiga toxin genes were isolated from a popular swim site of the Little Bighorn River in Crow Agency. As part of a microbial source tracking study, E. coli strains were isolated from river samples as well as from manure collected from a large cattle feeding operation in the upper Little Bighorn River watershed; 23% of 167 isolates of E. coli obtained from the manure tested positive for the intimin gene. Among these manure isolates, 19 were identified as O156:H8, matching the serotype of an isolate collected from a river sampling site close to the cattle feeding area. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Doyle J.T.,Little Big Horn College |
Doyle J.T.,Crow Environmental Health Steering Committee |
Redsteer M.H.,Crow Tribal member |
Redsteer M.H.,U.S. Geological Survey |
And 2 more authors.
Climatic Change | Year: 2013
American Indians have unique vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change because of the links among ecosystems, cultural practices, and public health, but also as a result of limited resources available to address infrastructure needs. On the Crow Reservation in south-central Montana, a Northern Plains American Indian Reservation, there are community concerns about the consequences of climate change impacts for community health and local ecosystems. Observations made by Tribal Elders about decreasing annual snowfall and milder winter temperatures over the 20th century initiated an investigation of local climate and hydrologic data by the Tribal College. The resulting analysis of meteorological data confirmed the decline in annual snowfall and an increase in frost free days. In addition, the data show a shift in precipitation from winter to early spring. The number of days exceeding 90 °F (32 °C) has doubled in the past century. Streamflow data show a long-term trend of declining discharge. Elders noted that the changes are affecting fish distribution within local streams and plant species which provide subsistence foods. Concerns about warmer summer temperatures also include heat exposure during outdoor ceremonies that involve days of fasting without food or water. Additional community concerns about the effects of climate change include increasing flood frequency and fire severity, as well as declining water quality. The authors call for local research to understand and document current effects and project future impacts as a basis for planning adaptive strategies. © 2013 U.S. Government.
News Article | October 31, 2016
« Microchip introduces first automotive-grade LIN SiP with touch hardware support | Main | ICCT-led analysis of turbocharged, downsized engine tech finds lower costs and greater benefits than 2012 EPA/NHTSA analysis; 48V, e-boost, Miller » A regional interdisciplinary team led by Montana State University has received $6 million from the National Science Foundation to address questions about whether biofuels and carbon capture technologies can be sustainably introduced into the Upper Missouri River Basin. The main project goal is to develop a framework for evaluating proposals to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations while maintaining food security, water quality, biodiversity and other benefits, Stoy said. The researchers could find unexpected social and environmental conflicts when biofuels are used to generate energy and carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored in geological formations or in ecosystems, explained Paul Stoy, principal investigator and associate professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences in MSU’s College of Agriculture. The Upper Missouri River Basin refers to the Missouri River and all its tributaries upstream of Sioux City, Iowa. The basin contains parts or most of five states—Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska—and more than 20 Indian reservations. It represents 30% of the wheat produced in the United States, 13% of the soybeans, 11% of the cattle and 9% of the corn, according to the Upper Missouri River Basin Association. The Upper Missouri River Basin also contains the Colstrip power plant in eastern Montana—the second largest coal-fired generating facility west of the Mississippi—and the Bakken shale formation. Thirty-one private, state and federal institutions and more than 50 people, including 18 MSU faculty and 13 MSU graduate students, will be involved in the project that will run into 2020, Stoy said. MSU will take the lead on research related to agriculture and biofertilizers, food security, clean energy, and water supply and quality. Researchers at USD will focus on land use, biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment. UW will take the lead on issues related to agricultural economics, economic modeling and land use. Importantly for the integrated award, all institutions will have the opportunity to collaborate on all aspects of the project. Montana partners in the project will include Little Big Horn College on the Crow Indian Reservation, Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Indian Reservation and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems. Among the federal participants are the National Park Service, the US Geological Survey and the US Department of Agriculture. The $6 million grant was one of 11 grants recently awarded through the NSF’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). EPSCoR was established in 1979 to expand and enhance the research capability of scientists in states that traditionally have lacked strong university-based research efforts. The program was designed to help researchers compete more successfully for a portion of the current federal academic research and development budget. Montana was one of the original five states to be involved in the EPSCoR program. In 1990, Congress began expanding the program beyond the NSF. Today, EPSCoR is available through seven federal research and development agencies.
Richards C.L.,Montana State University Billings |
Broadaway S.C.,Montana State University |
Eggers M.J.,Montana State University |
Doyle J.,Little Big Horn College |
And 3 more authors.
Microbial Ecology | Year: 2015
Private residences in rural areas with water systems that are not adequately regulated, monitored, and updated could have drinking water that poses a health risk. To investigate water quality on the Crow Reservation in Montana, water and biofilm samples were collected from 57 public buildings and private residences served by either treated municipal or individual groundwater well systems. Bacteriological quality was assessed including detection of fecal coliform bacteria and heterotrophic plate count (HPC) as well as three potentially pathogenic bacterial genera, Mycobacterium, Legionella, and Helicobacter. All three target genera were detected in drinking water systems on the Crow Reservation. Species detected included the opportunistic and frank pathogens Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium gordonae, Mycobacterium flavescens, Legionella pneumophila, and Helicobacter pylori. Additionally, there was an association between HPC bacteria and the presence of Mycobacterium and Legionella but not the presence of Helicobacter. This research has shown that groundwater and municipal drinking water systems on the Crow Reservation can harbor potential bacterial pathogens. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York
Cohn T.C.,University of Utah |
Swanson E.,Montana State University |
Runs Him G.W.,Little Big Horn College |
Hugs D.,St. Charles Mission School |
And 2 more authors.
Journal of Geoscience Education | Year: 2014
Solutions to many environmental challenges now require geoscience expertise, knowledge of global interconnectedness, and an understanding of local cultural nuances, a combination for which geoscientists and our students may not be prepared. The Crow Indian Reservation and its borderlands are a microcosm of these challenges, where geoscience expertise must integrate modern science and local worldviews. We propose sense of place education alongside the use of a digital Earth tool in classrooms as a means of (1) engaging American Indian students and teachers in geoscience, (2) using technology to help students apply geoscience expertise to land management issues in their region, and (3) preparing students for an increasingly intercultural and interdisciplinary future. Developed through a collaborative effort among university geoscientists, tribal college faculty, K-8 teachers, and Crow cultural consultants, the Crow Country Digital Globe integrates the local and global, as well as the experiential and virtual, in geoscience teaching. © 2014 National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Cummins C.,Little Big Horn College |
Cummins C.,Montana State University |
Kindness L.,Little Big Horn College |
Broadaway S.C.,Montana State University |
And 6 more authors.
Family and Community Health | Year: 2010
Water has always been held in high respect by the Apsaálooke (Crow) people of Montana. Tribal members questioned the health of the rivers and well water because of visible water quality deterioration and potential connections to illnesses in the community. Community members initiated collaboration among local organizations, the tribe, and academic partners, resulting in genuine community-based participatory research. The article shares what we have learned as tribal members and researchers about working together to examine surface and groundwater contaminants, assess routes of exposure, and use our data to bring about improved health of our people and our waters. Copyright © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
News Article | August 23, 2016
"CROW RESERVATION, Mont.— Alisara Knaub saw firsthand how contaminated water can upend your life. 'My daughter is three, her first year she couldn’t gain weight,' says Knaub, a greenhouse assistant at Little Big Horn College. 'The doctor said our water was the main reason.' Knaub, who lives near the town of Lodge Grass on the reservation, couldn’t recall the exact bacteria in her water but she knows it’s there: she doesn’t wash dishes with her well water. Guests who drink it get sick. Bacteria such as E. coli can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Half of the people on the reservation are on well water. 'People fear turning on their taps,' Knaub says." Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News as part of the Sacred Water series August 23, 2016. "Culture And Science Merge In Environmental Research For Crow" (EHN)