We were excited to stumble across a recent article in the Montanan highlighting the Montana STEMfest. The event took place in October of last year and was created to connect kids between the ages of 8 and 16 with experts and academics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Our own Kelly Barton participated in the two-day virtual conference series, providing insights into her experience as a research scientist here at Rivertop.

Montana in the Classroom teamed up with the Missoula College Energy Technology Program to put on this event in order to engage students more on STEM topics. It looks like they were successful! As the Montanan reports, more than 50 classrooms participated in nine live sessions. Even more impressive is that another 2,000 students watched recordings ex post facto.

We reported on the conference briefly in a previous blogpost, but are grateful to the Montanan for putting the spotlight back on a great event. And we are of course excited that our investment in STEM continues to be recognized!

photo credit: The Montanan