USDA Grant

Dr. John Sheppard and Dr. Bruce Maxwell (Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science) received a three-year multi-institution grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service focused on Data Intensive Farm Management. The $3M grant is a collaboration with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, of which MSU will receive $554K to develop AI-based tools for on-farm experimentation and data analysis.  Congratulations!  MSU Article.  [July 2021]

Wright Patterson Air Force Grant

Dr. Clemente Izurieta  received a $200K grant renewal to continue developing QA solutions for the Air Force. The grant supports two graduate students, who will develop hierarchical quality models specific to maintainability and security that potentially tackle weaknesses in the supply chain.  Congratulations! [May 2021]

2021 Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Ann Cummings, who received the Excellence in Teaching Award! [May 2021]

2021 Gianforte School of Computing Awards

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Researcher: Lucy Williams
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher: Kajia Coziahr, Elliott Pryor
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Reese Pearsall
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Course Assistant: David Hamlin
  • Student Selected Professor of the Year: Carson Gross
  • Outstanding Faculty Researcher: Brittany Fasy
  • Outstanding Faculty Service: Mary Ann Cummings

Technology for the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Laura Stanley discussed in a recent podcast how her work in augmented reality can be used to address the opioid pandemic.  Listen here!  [April 2021]

Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to computer science junior Elliott Pryor, who has been awarded a nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.  MSU News Article.  [March 2021]


Dr. Brittany Fasy received a prestigious CAREER award entitled CAREER: Topological Descriptors.  The five year, $599K award will enable Dr. Fasy and her research group to study topological transforms and develop statistical tools.  Congratulations!  MSU News Article.  [March 2021]

Northwest Virtual Institute for CyberSecurity Education & Research (CySER)

In collaboration with Washington State University, Dr. Clem Izurieta and Dr. Travis Peters have received 170K to establish a Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Knowledge, Skills & Abilities for the Military and Civilian Workforce. CySER will provide the knowledge units required for the burgeoning national need for organizations to protect their data, network systems and operations over the spectrum of Workforce specialty areas specified by the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) Framework. MSU News Article.  [February 2021]

Provost's Distinguished Lecture

Dr. John Sheppard will deliver the Provost's Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, March 9th.  The title of the talk is "Safe at Every Speed: Expeditions in System Health".  More information. [February 2021]

Awards for Excellence

Three computer science seniors will be recognized as one of 40 outstanding seniors at the the virtual MSU Alumni Association / Bozeman Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence on February 16th.  Recipients excel academically, demonstrate leadership and engage in service.  Congratulations to Arnold Smithson (inspirational mentor: Sharlyn Izurieta), Maddi Tandberg (inspirational mentor: Carmen McSpadded) and Nick Zetterberg (inspirational mentor: John Paxton).  MSU News Article. [February 2021]


MSU Academic Advising Award

Sharlyn Gunderson-Izurieta will receive a university-wide award in recognition of her advising excellence at MSU's Spring 2021 Convocation.  Congratulations, Shar! [January 2021]

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