Mr. Jim Girard
Jim earned his BS degree, with high honors, in Control System Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1991. He earned his MS in Engineering Science from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology in 1993. He is currently working on his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Montana. His current research involves college admission standards. Jim worked as an advisor/instructor for Advanced Silicon Materials Incorporated in Butte and consulted for Heisdorf Construction in Deer Lodge. Jim is certified as an Engineer-In-Training (Montana, 1990) and is a certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (FAA, 1981). Jim joined the Engineering Science Faculty in 1993 as a visiting instructor and was hired full-time in the Geophysical Engineering Department at Montana Tech in 1995 as Laboratory Director/Adjunct Instructor. In 2001, Jim was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Geophysical Engineering Department at Montana Tech. Jim is the safety representative for the department maintaining certifications in First Aid and CPR; undergone training to be a member of the community CERT team (sponsored by FEMA); and Jim has recently requested to be a member of the Early Intervention Committee that is forming to aid struggling students. Finally, Jim was recently named the faculty advisor of the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi.
Montana Tech of The U of M