MSU Agricultural Research to Reach Global Market

“A bacterium isolated by MSU College of Agriculture professor Barry Jacobsen could save farmers battling plant diseases on their crops millions of dollars worldwide. After more than 17 years of research and development, a biopesticide from the bacterium is planned to be commercially released by Certis USA.”

MSU Research Leads to Biopesticide

Jake Jabs Gifts 25 Million to MSU College of Business

Jake Jabs, president and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse based in Denver, announced that he will give $25 million to MSU’s College of Business.  It is the largest private gift made in the history of Montana higher education.  Article at

-MSU News Service

How did they do that? MSU Bobcat Themed Horizon Plane

Horizon Air recently added UM and MSU themed jets to their fleet.  Here is a time lapse of the MSU Bobcat plane getting the make over.

MSU Research – Baking Soda Increases Algae’s Oil Production

BOZEMAN — Montana State University researchers have discovered that baking soda can dramatically increase algae’s production of the key oil precursors for biodiesel.

The same ingredient that causes cookies to rise in the oven, the same agent that calms upset stomachs and removes odors from refrigerators is the elusive chemical trigger that scientists have sought since the early 1990s, said Rob Gardner, an MSU graduate student in chemical and biological engineering and a native of Afton, Wyo.

When added at a particular time in the growing cycle, baking soda more than doubled the amount of oil produced in half the time in three different types of algae.

-MSU News Service

UM President Engstrom’s Update 10/29/10

University of Montana’s President Royce Engstrom’s Weekly Update

UM President Engstrom Update 10/22/10

University of Montana President Royce Engstrom weekly video update

Vote for Monte! Capital One Mascot Challenge

the 2010 Capital One Mascot of the Year – Challenge.  A Previous winner,  Monte from the University of Montana Grizzlies is again among the finalist! Vote today!


Look at what they are doing at Montana State University

TERRA is produced by the Department of Media and Theatre Arts at Montana State University in association with their MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking – the only degree of its kind.  For more information check out the Program at MSU