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Articles with the Tag: STEM

Non-profits receive nearly $54K from GPCF

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation POLSON — Because of the generosity of local donors, a total of $750,625 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid 2020. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $53,900 among 18 loca...

Scientific curiosity encouraged during family night Scientific curiosity encouraged during family night

RONAN – Ronan students and their families explored the mysteries of the world during Family Science Night at the K. William Harvey Elementary on Thursday evening. “This event gives families an opportunity to come out, be part of the school community and get involved with their students,”...

SKC program allows children to study heartbeats SKC program allows children to study heartbeats

    PABLO – The science laboratory at Salish Kootenai College was recently filled with elementary students, all of whom had their eyes glued to their microscopes as they counted the number of heartbeats Daphnia, or water fleas, had for 20 seconds. This science experience emphasized that resea...

Community helps foundation make a difference

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation  POLSON —  Because of the generosity of local donors, a total of $631,535.00 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid-2019. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $33,70...

Briefs for May 29, 2019

Sign up to host a student from Germany 
 News from ASSE International Student Exchange Programs ASSE Student Exchange Programs is now seeking American families to host high school students from Germany. All these exceptional students have received a scholarship through The Congress Bundestag Youth ...

SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses SKC STEM Academy students discover new bacteria-killing viruses

PABLO – There are so many things in our environment that we cannot see, as Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students are discovering. While in STEM Academy, high school students from around the valley conduct authentic, college-level science research in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical ...

GPCF awards grants to local organizations GPCF awards grants to local organizations

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation On July 10, the Greater Polson Community Foundation awarded grant funds to 17 local non-profits as part of its 2018 grant cycle. Directors were on hand from CASA of Lake & Sanders Counties, Mission Valley Live, Polson Farm to School Program, Miracle of...

Local middle schoolers selected for MSU STEM Camp

News from MSU Explore  BOZEMAN—Several middle school youth from St. Ignatius  and Ronan were selected by competitive application to attend MSU Explore: Earth and Space Science Camp, a week-long camp at Montana State University held June 24 to 29. MSU Explore encourages Montana middle ...

Larson to join landmark gathering of STEM leaders

News from SKC STEM Program PABLO – Mary Larson, Director of the Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy, was recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Poli...

Flathead Lake Biological Station hosts Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students Flathead Lake Biological Station hosts Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students

Students from the Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy looked in awe at the beating heart of the water flea. Holly Church, the education coordinator at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station, had magnified the tiny aquatic creature 100 times using a digital microscope. Earlier ...


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