Second Annual Student Research Day
for Montana’s Two-year Colleges

Deadline for registration for the event is Friday, March 21st.

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Student Research Day for Montana’s Two-Year Colleges will be a celebration of student research, creative and scholarly activities.  It is also an opportunity for students and faculty from multiple two-year institutions to interact with peers in their respective disciplines. Research Day is the premier academic two-year event in our State.

Core Principle

Student research, creative or scholarly activity projects from ALL disciplines are welcome and encouraged. “Research” is sometimes misunderstood as being related only to the so called “hard” sciences. BUT, the term research encompasses all research, creative and scholarly activities. Accordingly, ALL DISCIPLINES WILL BE WELCOME at Research Day – from Anthropology to Zoology – from Construction to Welding – from Accounting to Writing. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE OUR STUDENTS’ GOOD WORK!


Making this event a success is more important than the money. Therefore, other than getting your students to Billings and City College, Research Day will not cost your students or your institutions anything. City College will bear costs of the event.


Research Day will host a maximum of 60 student-research projects as follows:

Three projects will be allowed from each of Montana’s two-year colleges:Bitterroot College, City College, Gallatin College, Great Falls College, Helena College, Highlands College and Missoula College

Three projects will be allowed from each of Montana’s community colleges:Dawson Community College, Flathead Valley Community College and Miles Community College

Three projects will be allowed from each of Montana’s 4-year schools without a 2-year institution but which have 2-year programs:
MSU Northern and UM Western

Three projects will be allowed from each of Montana’s tribal colleges:Aaniih Nakoda College, Blackfeet Community College, Chief Dull Knife College, Fort Peck Community College, Salish Kootenai College, Stone Child College

General Note: In the event any school does not choose to use each of its possible slots, those slots will be made available for other schools to use.

Research Rocks!


Friday, April 4, 2014

8:00-10:00 am - Check in
Refreshments served
Posters hung/projects set up
Students–researchers encouraged to view other projects and to visit with each other

10:00-12:00pm - Poster/Project Presentations
Student-researchers will stand by their poster/projects and be prepared to describe/discuss their poster/project with visitors.

12:00-1:00pm - Celebration Luncheon
Welcome and Introduction of keynote speaker: Tim Urbaniak. Keynote Speaker: Nathan Munn, M.D.

1:00pm - Research Day Concludes


For questions or information:  Contact Tim Urbaniak, 406.247.3050 or Sheri Steiner, 406.247.3003

Primary Discipline Examples

(These broad category primary disciplines are not intended to exclude anyone.

Please do not be offended if your specific discipline is not named here.)

Business (for example: accounting, business technology, management)

Education (for example: curriculum, teaching, administration)

Fine Arts (for example: art, design, music, theater)

Health (for example: medical assistant, CNA, rad tech, surg tech, nursing)

Humanities (for example: history, literature, languages, writing)

Natural sciences (for example: biology, chemistry, math, physics, and engineering)

Social sciences (for example: psychology, sociology, gerontology, anthropology, political science, criminal justice)

Trades (for example: construction, culinary arts, civil engineering technology, drafting, welding, aviation, automotive, energy technology)

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