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 2018

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Material Degradation and Durability in Extreme Environments, Roberta Amendola

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In-Water Self-Rescue in Standard Labor Wear & Injury Rate with Implications for Training in Mixed Martial Arts, John Amtmann, EdD

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Hyporheic Microbial Biofilms as Indicators of Heavy and Rare Earth Metals in the Clark Fork Basin, Montana, Elliott Barnhart

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Women in (Astro)Physics UK Perspective, Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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Skiing Through Mountains of Data, Luke Buckley

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Eclipse Across America: Greatest Public Engagement Effort in Modern History, Angela Des Jardins

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Energy Storage and Its Impact on Power System Operations, Matt Donnelly

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Tripping on the Geology Underfoot, Colleen Elliott

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Let Us Reflect on Your Invaluable Gift, Lloyd Gavin

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Use of Borehole Geophysics in Groundwater Studies, Madeline Gotkowitz

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Enabling Underprepared Students to Succeed in STEM Majors, Diane Grayson

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Landscape History and Sediment Transport During Flood Events in Lake Helena, Montana, Patricia Heiser

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Introduction to Intellectual Property, Joel Henry

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What is an Ethical Scientist?, Jeffrey Kovac

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Detrital Zircon Records of Cordilleran Mountain Building, Andrew Laskowski

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Germs or Gems? Understanding Cancer Through Bacterial Models, Shelley Lusetti

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Linkages Between Watershed Ecological Condition and Riparian Processes; the Influence of Evergreens on Groundwater Recharge, Clayton Marlow

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Population-based Analyses of Health Risks Associated with Residence in Montana Past & Present Mining Communities, Suzanne McDermott

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Seismic Induced Flow Failures of Mine Tailings Including a Failure Case History from Chile, Robb Moss

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Human Exploration from Earth to Mars: Envisioning Becoming Interplanetary, Dava Newman

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Tackling Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Montana Patel’s, Sarjubhai A. Patel

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Mathematics of Slicing and Reassembling, Richard Schwartz

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Innovation through Integration in Honors Education, Brock Tessman

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Landscape-Level Effects of Wildfires, Climate Change, and Carnivores, Jon Trapp

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Electric Power Grid Reliability and Stability: Challenges and Solutions, Dan Trudnowski

Submissions from 2017

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Community Forestry in Bhutan and Montana, Jill Belsky PhD.

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Science, Engineering, and Society, George H. Brimhall

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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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Beyond the Dam: the Influence of Beaver on Stream and Riparian Dynamics, Rebekah Levine

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Invasive Plants and Montana's Range and Wild Lands, Jane Mangold

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Cambrian and Proterozoic Quartzites in the Pioneer Mountains, Katie McDonald

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An Interpretation of Birds, Jim Robbins

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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