Making Across Montana is a collaborative project led by spectrUM Discovery Area. Our project team includes staff, advisory groups, and partners.


Jessie Herbert-Meny

Jessie Herbert-Meny (director of spectrUM Discovery Area) is project director.

Nicholos Wethington

Nicholos Wethington (associate director of spectrUM) leads implementation of this project’s teacher PD and K-12 engagement.

Caitlin Ervin

Caitlin Ervin (museum education program manager of spectrUM) is part of the project’s education team and incorporates its activities and programming into spectrUM’s museum and Science on Wheels program.

Nathalie Wolfram

Nathalie Wolfram (director of the UM Broader Impacts Group) facilitates spectrUM and BIG’s Bitterroot advisory group and collaborates on project dissemination.

Beth Covitt

Beth Covitt (head of STEM education research and evaluation of spectrUM) is the project’s evaluator.

Evan Rock

Evan Rock (science education program coordinator of spectrUM) implements making and tinkering programming at spectrUM's museum and across Montana.

Advisory Groups

spectrUM’s community advisory groups on the Flathead Reservation and in the rural Bitterroot Valley — SciNation on the Flathead Reservation and the Bitterroot STEAM Advisory Group — are collaborating on the co-design of this project’s exhibits, activities, and programming.


This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MG-245982-OMS-20).The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.