Student Blog

The Advanced Fuels Center employs many talented Montana State University Northern students to work on various research projects.  Check back in with us frequently to find out what our interns are up to.

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October 28, 2016: An Independent Project

Reach about William Cochran’s development as a researcher at the Advanced Fuels Center.

William Cochran is a senior biology student who is contributing on our catalyst development project.


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October 7th, 2016: A Presentation in Bozeman

Reach about Brody Dahlman’s trip to Bozeman for a tour of the different research facilities funded by the Montana Research and Economic Development Initiative.

Brody Dahlman is a senior Agriculture Technology student who has been with the Center for several years.  He was an integral player in developing our seed pressing protocols and continues to be a valuable contributor to the Center’s research.


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September 23rd, 2016: A Shift in Focus

Reach about Chazley Hulett’s change from lab work to data analysis.

Chazley Hulett is a senior biology student and is in his second year of working at the Center.


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September 19th, 2016: New student, but he’s not new to the research

Reach about Mason Martin’s first few weeks a the Center as well as his hopes for the future as he completes his last semester at Northern.

Mason Martin is a senior Civil Engineering Technology student and is working on our life cycle analysis research.


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September 9th, 2016: Balancing school, work, and play

Read about how Will is starting off his senior year.

William Cochran is a senior Biology student and will be working on our catalyst development project.


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September 2nd, 2016: Meet our Students

As the title implies, click this link to learn more about our seven student workers this semester.


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July 14th, 2016: Working with the Pilot Plant

Read about Chazley’s experience making biodiesel in our pilot-scale biodiesel plant.

Chazley Hulett began working for the Advanced Fuels Center in the summer of 2015.  He has executed numerous reactions and has been a key player in our research.


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July 8th 2016: Past Experience Lends to Future Opportunity

Read about how Christina’s past job experience makes her the perfect candidate for the AFC’s new administrative officer and how this experience is introducing her into the world of STEM education.

Christina Resurreccion is a second year graduate student working on her Masters in Education.


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July 1st 2016: CLiCC Workshop

Read about Lane Urick’s adventures at UC Santa Barbara as he learned about different life cycle analysis techniques.

Lane Urick is going into his last year at MSU Northern for a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  He has contributed to both our aviation gasoline additive project as well as helped in the development of our Life Cycle Analysis.


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June 24th, 2016: William’s First Week

Read about the experience of our newest student, William Cochran, as he begins the process of navigating the unfamiliar buildings and applying concepts he has learned from his classes.

William Cochran is a Fort Belknap native going into his last year as a biology student.  He was recruited by one of our other student workers and has already proved himself an adept scientist.


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May 27th, 2016: The First Week

Read about Lane’s first week working at the Advanced Fuels Center.

Lane Urick is going into his last year at MSU Northern for a degree in Civil Engineering Technology.  He has contributed to both our aviation gasoline additive project as well as helped in the development of our Life Cycle Analysis.


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May 17th, 2016: Conferences and Experiments

Read about Chazley’s experience at the American Oil Chemists Society Conference in Salt Lake City as well as what he’s been up to in the lab for the past few weeks.

Chazley Hulett began working for the Advanced Fuels Center in the summer of 2015.  He has executed numerous reactions and has been a key player in our research.

Photo credit: American Oil Chemists Society