MEET the Women of SciGirls

Do you ever wonder who the women are that work somewhere? Do you try picturing what their day looks like? And then wonder, what are their challenges? What motivates them to work in STEAM fields? What are they eating? Just who are they? We do. “The Women of SciGirls” launches a series that puts a little frame around some women that work at the same place. If you would like a … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Caitlin Copple

Caitlin Copple makes magic happen in Big Sky Country and beyond through her role as a Principal at Hilltop Public Solutions. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Lauren Moret

LAUREN MORET is an Assistant Professor. She studies and teaches qualitative research methods, which is how you use interviews, observations, documents, social media, etc. to do research with people! ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify? DARIA DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. … [Read more...]

Who’s Watching the Children? Everyone.

By Joelle Renstrom Facebook recently rolled out Scrapbook, which allows parents to create a photo album specific to their children. (source: http://newsroom.fb.com) Posting photos is not a new concept, but with Scrapbook, parents can tag photos of their own children, which is. Facebook has become a forum for parents to show off their adorable newborns and toddlers. It … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Trena Paulus

TRENA PAULUS is a professor of qualitative research methods. Want to use interviews, observations, and social media to better understand what's happening in your world? She can help. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? DARIA. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can't walk or use public trans.) BICYCLE. ACTION. Where does … [Read more...]

Science and Community: Florence Williams

Science Writer, Florence Williams, pulls up in a truck with a river raft on top for our interview at a west-side Missoula home. Somehow it is the perfect rig for this adventurous writer I met on a cross-country ski trip up Lolo Pass. She was a graduate student, as I was, at the University of Montana Masters of Fine Arts program in fall 1992, where we sat elbow-to-elbow in … [Read more...]

When an iPod Breaks, Look to Fix-it Mom!

by Amy Donovan   He knew it the second the iPod hit the ground, the unmistakable sound of glass cracking. The iPod itself, amazingly, still worked, but the screen was a web of cracks. “Can we fix it?” he asked. “Of course we can,” I said. That is how the discussion began with our 12-year-old son Cade when he cracked the front of his 4th generation iPod … [Read more...]