Collaborations

Current Collaborations

All Under One Roof

All Under One Roof

To better meet the needs of our community, spectrUM has joined forces with the Missoula Public Library, Families First Learning Lab, MCAT, and the UM Living Lab to come together under a single roof in a new four-story complex centered in the heart of our city. Learn more.

 Communities for Immunity

Communities for Immunity

Together we can stop the spread of COVID. spectrUM provides hands-on activities and opportunities for students to learn about vaccines. Learn more.

 

EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank

EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank

EmPower Place is a vibrant community space where children and families can learn and play together. This collective impact space is a collaboration between spectrUM Discovery Area, Missoula Food Bank, and Missoula Public Library. Learn more.

GSK Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer

GSK-Science in the Summer powered by GSK and SciNation. Bringing science to students on the Flathead Reservation. Learn more.

Making Across Montana

Making Across Montana

Making Across Montana is a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop, test, and share a replicable, sustainable approach for making and tinkering engagement in rural and tribal communities. Learn more.

Montana NSF EPSCoR

Montana NSF EPSCoR

Montana NSF EPSCoR is a Montana University System program focused on stimulating sustainable improvements in Montana's R&D capacity and competitiveness in science and engineering research. 
Our current RII Track-1 project (2018-2023) is the Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems (CREWS). Learn more.

SciNation on the Flathead Reservation

SciNation on the Flathead Reservation

Explore programming happening on the Flathead Reservation. Read about spectrUM's partnership with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to create a mobile, cultural makerspace, the first of its kind in the nation. Learn more.

Summer of Science

Summer of Science

The Jane S. Heman Foundation has teamed up with spectrUM and our Bitterroot STEAM Advisory Group to create a robust STEM learning ecosystem in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Learn more.

We Are Montana in the Classroom

We Are Montana in the Classroom

We Are Montana in the Classroom connects UM faculty and grad students with Montana's K-12 classrooms.  Visitors to spectrUM have many opportunities to work with UM role models. Learn more.

Past Collaborations

BANR

BANR (Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies) Education

The Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR) is a USDA-funded project that brings together scientists, educators, and extension specialists. Learn more.

Big Sky Brain Project

Big Sky Brain Project

A partnership between UM's Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience (CSFN) and spectrUM Discovery Area. Funded from 2013-2017 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more.

Carbon Time

Carbon TIME

Carbon: Transformations in Matter and Energy (Carbon TIME) is a program that includes publicly available teaching units, teacher professional development, and teacher networks based in local education agencies. Learn more.

Comp Hydro

Comp Hydro

Comp Hydro: Integrating Data Computation and Visualization to Build Model-Based Water Literacy funded by the NSF STEM+Computing (STEM+C) Partnership. Learn more.

Montana Groundwater Academy

Montana Groundwater Academy

spectrUM, along with multiple partners and with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, developed a system of monitoring wells and provided field-based groundwater education to high school students in western Montana. Learn more.