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MSU to offer summer STEM program for elementary teachers with $600,000 NSF grant

BOZEMAN — With a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Montana State University will offer a summer program for elementary schoolteachers to gain hands-on research experience and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering and math into their classrooms.

The funding will support 10 Montana teachers annually for three years in a new MSU program called Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering, in which participants will work alongside faculty in cutting-edge research labs, attend field trips and engage in workshops for crafting STEM lesson plans. The six-...