The Advanced Fuels Center is committed to growing informal Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the Hi-Line of Montana for all age levels. For this reason, we are involved in several unique opportunities that bring out the best in our students.
The Center offers tours for all age levels throughout the year. Tours are developed based on the size of the group, time available, and desires of the coordinator. Often, tours involve an experiment with one of our lab scientists to explain one of the many important concepts that we test here. Please contact Alex Jones for more information about scheduling tours.
| Big Sandy Science Fair
The Center is proud of our involvement with the development of local area young scientists. We work with Big Sandy High School students as they prepare to compete in the regional science fair. Students come to us with a proposed research plan and we assist them in the experimental design and development of their research. Most recently, some of our students went on to compete in the 2016 International Science Fair.
| Box Elder Bots
STEM does not begin and end with biofuels. For this reason, the Center is involved in all types of educational outreach. We work with Box Elder High School’s VEX Robotics team. The team did impressively during their first year at the Montana Technology Student Association (TSA) conference and are excited for next year’s competition.
A Montana State University Northern event, TekNoXpo brings students from across the area to see the many areas of interest in the College of Technical Sciences. High School students are brought onto campus to meet Northern students, faculty, as well as industry partners.
|Clean Energy Summer Camp
Our first ever Clean Energy Summer Camp was a smashing success! We’re so excited for next summer to roll around so we can offer this exciting opportunity once again.