This series is sponsored by Montana Tech's School of Mines & Engineering, the College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies, Highlands College, the Biology Department, Research Office, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology and Sigma Xi.

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Submissions from 2017

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Community Forestry in Bhutan and Montana, Jill Belsky PhD.

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Montana Outdoors Magazine: Serving Up Science & Management Information for Public Consumption, Tom Dickson and Luke Duran

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Mentoring American Indian Students with NASA, Ed Galindo

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High Temperature Corrosion in Energy Systems, Paul Gannon

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Glutamate, Plasticity, and the Secret Life of Motor Neurons, Melissa Harrington

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Becoming Chinese in Montana: The Chinese Empire Reform Association & National Identity among Montana's Chinese Communities, Mark Johnson

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Investigative Reporting on Proteins: Getting the Scoop on Nature’s Tiniest Machines, Andy Karplus

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Indigenous Methods of Research: Beyond Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Lori Lambert

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Biomolecular Interactions & Dynamics with Time-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy, Sandy Ross

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Oxidative Stress and Redox Homeostasis in Mammals: Should You Take Anti-oxidant Supplements?, Ed Schmidt

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Reconstructing Holocene Climate Based on Alkenones and Isotopes from West Greenland Lake Sediments, Spruce Schoenemann

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Thixotropic Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications, Monica A. Serban

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Yellowstone Wolves: the First 20 Years, Doug Smith

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Ground and Surface Water Response to Changing Irrigation Practices: A Bitterroot Valley Case Study, Kirk Waren

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Mining Sustainability through Metallurgy – Perspectives on Hitting Home Runs & Grand Slams in Research, Courtney Young

Submissions from 2016

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100 Years of Artificial Recharge in Montana: Some Challenges of Managing our “Natural” Groundwater Conditions, Ginette Abdo

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Ecology & Evolution of Avian Alarm Call Signaling, Alexis Billings

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Enormous volumes of low - δ18O rhyolite in the Central Snake River Plain, Idaho, Scott Boroughs

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Managing Water Resources and Water Quality: A Tribal Perspective, Grace BullTail

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Substance Use Disorders: Differentiating What We Know from What We Believe, Victor Capoccia PhD.

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Environmental Dynamics in Geobiochemical Engineering: From Supervolcanoes to Silver Bow Creek, Alysia Cox

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Raptor Education In the West, Kate Davis

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Fluid Induced Earthquakes: Insights from Hydrogeology and Poro-mechanics, Shemin Ge

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Fire, Earth & Rain: Emergency Response for Wildfire-Induced Landslide Hazards, Jerome De Graff

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Starfish in the Sundance Sea: Jurassic Asteroidea Fossils from South Montana, Jay Gunderson

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Sequence Stratigraphy of SW Montana, Debra Hanneman

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Writing Science for Young Readers, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

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Molecules, Minerals, & Metals: A Story of Resonance Revealed by Raman Spectroscopy, Greg Hope

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Stratigraphy from Borehole Strain, Yellowstone National Park & Monitoring Norris Geyser Basin with Thermal IR Remote Sensing, Cheryl Jaworowski and Henry Heasler

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USC's K-12 STEM Community Outreach for Low-Income and Underrepresented Minority Students, DJ Kast

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about HPV, but Were Afraid to Ask, W. Martin Kast

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People Around Me are Getting Older: Engaging Undergraduates in Gerontological Research, Elyse Lovell

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The Great Missoula Floods of the Last Ice Age, Jim O'Connor

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Seasonal Biogeochemical Dynamics: Georgetown Lake, MT, Steve Parker, Ph.D.

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Radiation Processing of Dust, Asteroids and Moons: Space Weathering and Cosmochemistry, Micah Schaible

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Beyond Utility: A Humanist Philology of Technical Communication, Ethan Sproat

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Why Chris Davis is Better at Hitting Home Runs than I Am? (or How All Brains Are the Same and How They Are Different), Charles F. Stevens

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Model This! The Hows, Whys, and Whichs of Modeling in Groundwater Science, Mary Sutherland

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A Molecular Approach to Clay Materials, Robert Szilagyi

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Taking Risks: Why We Need More Women in Technology and What to Do About It, Telle Whitney

Submissions from 2015

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Photonics Crystals: The Future of Microwave Signal Processing, Randall Babbitt

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Engaging Communities to Advance Environmental Health Research, Fran Barg

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Small Business Entrepreneurship in Montana, Marilyn Besich

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Archiving Montana’s Geologic Data, Peggy Delaney

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Applications of Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis for Social Science Research, Dan Ervin

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Energy & Sustainability into the Future, Kumar Ganesan

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Improving Recovery from Unconventional Oil Reservoirs, Todd Hoffman

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Building the Black Hole in Our Own Backyard, Kelly Holley-Bocklemann

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Cosmogenic 22Na as a New Chronological Tool for Hydrologic Problems, James Kaste

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Tracking Montana’s Groundwater: 20 Years of Lessons Learned, John LaFave

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Death in Butte’s Berkeley Pit: What 342 Dead Snow Geese Tell us about the Nature of Humans, Timothy LeCain

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Imaging Tectonic Plates - Structure and Deformation of North America, Vedran Lekic

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Critical Elements and Critical Materials—What is so Critical?, Marc LeVier

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Low Carbon Transition in China, Zheng Li

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Why is this Grizzly Bear in My Backyard?, Tim Manley

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Carbon Sequestration in the Kevin Dome, Northern Montana, Travis McLing

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Coal and Coalbed Methane in Montana: Past, Present, and Future, Elizabeth Meredith

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Effects of Coalbed Methane Production on Stream Flow, Elizabeth Meredith

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Applications of Fiber-optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) in the Energy Industry, Khalid Miah

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Opportunities in Materials Processing: Metal Casting, Charles Monroe

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Are Native and Non-native Populations of an Invasive Plant Really Different?, Robert Pal

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Geology and Mining on the J-M Pt+Pd Bearing Reef, James Rose

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Seeing the Invisible: Detecting rare species with genetic technologies, Michael Schwartz

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Physics and Science Policy Implications of Reduction of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Arsenal, Allen Sessoms

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Research, STEM Education, & Native American Programs in Montana, Aaron Thomas

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Enhanced Oil Recovery from Elm Coulee Bakken – Social, Technical and Economic Implications, Burt J. Todd, Ph.D.

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Transmission, Reliability & Stability: Challenges & Solutions, Dan Trudnowski

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Social and economic dimensions of the bushmeat trade in Southeast Nigeria, Carrie Vath

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The Trend and Dominant Causes of Water Resource Challenges in Central Asia, Xianwei Wang

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Joining Forces: Learning about Veterans Using Healthcare Simulation Techniques, Janet Wilhaus

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China's Transit to a Low Carbon Energy Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development, Xiliang Zhang

Submissions from 2014

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Affirmative Action Endures Three Decades of Challenges: The Pursuit of Diversity on Campus, John C. Brittain

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Water Quality Issues in the Williston Basin, Montana and North Dakota, Rod Caldwell

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Same Same but Different: Returning to Vietnam after 40 Years, Dan Cornell

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Energy: the Next Fifty Years, George Crabtree

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Geology of the Butte Ore Deposit, John Dilles Ph.D.

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The Role of Science in Controlling Invasive Species: A Case Study on Wild Pigs, Steve Ditchkoff, Ph.D.

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Lessons from Two Decades of Hanta Virus Research, Richard J. Douglass, Ph.D.

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Reading Our Land Use Legacy in Groundwater: Nitrate Dynamics in the Judith River Watershed, Stephanie Ewing, Ph.D.

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High Temperature Superconductivity: Taming Serendipity, Laura H. Greene, Ph.D.

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Mouse in the House: Deer Mouse and Sin Nombre Virus Dynamics in Montana, Amy Kuenzi

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Great Falls Tectonic Zone: A Perspective from Idaho, Reed Lewis, Ph.D.

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Expert-novice Differences in Geologic Field Mapping and Related Cognition, Julie Libarkin

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Spatial Ecology of the Great Basin Rattlesnake on the Snake River Plain, Charles Peterson, Ph.D.

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Revegetation and Bird Trends, Silver Bow Creek Superfund Remediation and Restoration, Richard A. Prodgers

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Earth Science and Communities: Great Earthquakes to Wild Rice, Ken Ridgway, Ph.D.

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Strategies for the Next Generation of Conservation: Lessons from a Life in Environmental Leadership, Jon Roush

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Looking at Chemistry in Hard to See Places: Understanding Energy Conversion at 1400° Celsius, Robert Walker

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Road Ecology: A Practitioner's Tale, Deb Wambach and Joe Weigand

Submissions from 2013

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Alpine Plants and Climate Change in Glacier National Park, New Zealand and Scotland, Martha E. Apple, Ph.D.

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The Application of Laser-Ablation Split-Stream ICP Petrochronology to Metamorphic Studies, Julia Baldwin, Ph.D.

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Has "Omnics" Gone Viral?, Brian Bothner, Ph.D.

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Layer-cake, anoxia, and other myths: A new look at the Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation Reservoir, Williston Basin, North Dakota, Sven Egenhoff, Ph.D.

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Traditional Whaling Methods in Modern Times, Russell Fielding, Ph.D.

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Shaping a Bright Future for Montana Tech: Developing State, National and Global Leaders in Resource Sectors, Leigh W. Freeman

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The ABEGHHK'tH Resolution, S. James Gates Jr., Ph.D.

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Seafloor to Summit: The Birth of Everest, Dave Lageson, Ph.D.

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The Geology of Central Chile's Long-Lived Volcanic Arc, Jesse Mosolf, Ph.D.

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Common Mistakes When Fitting Models to Data, Richard Rossi, Ph.D.

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Groundwater Under the Butte Hill - The East Camp Mining System and the Berkeley Pit, Nicholas J. Tucci