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About the Summit

October 16-18, 2014
Red Lion Colonial Hotel
Helena, MT

Program Description:

The 2014 MT EPSCoR IoE Annual Science Summit is providing a premier, science-based gathering where participants will share their knowledge gained through research and broader engagement activities, as well as providing a forum to discuss possible solutions necessary for tackling the pressing environmental challenges facing mountains and high plains ecosystems and their communities.


  • Showcase EPSCoR Year 2 research progress and outcomes.
  • Expand statewide participation in the EPSCoR project across all components—research, education, diversity, workforce development, outreach, cyberinfrastructure.
  • Increase visibility of the role and potential of the IoE as a model of how a small-population state can excel in research and education and improve the lives of its citizens.