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Event Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: HPER

Once judging is complete, a reception will be held for all participants.

Who Can Participate?

Any student in any degree area who is involved in a research project (i.e., graduate, undergraduate, senior design) at Montana Tech or at the Highlands College is eligible to participate in Techxpo. Students must have their advisor’s approval before registering.

Registration Deadline

The deadline for students to register for Techxpo is March 2, 2018. Students must register online by visiting mtech.edu/techxpo and clicking on Techxpo Registration.

Poster or Demonstration (Booth)

Students can register for a poster or a demonstration (booth).

Students can request various items for their display, including a table, chairs, electricity, etc. Each department will need to supply their students with any laptops, projectors, and/or screens.

Judging

Projects will be divided into degree areas. Each degree area will be judged separately, and one first-place poster winner and one first-place demonstration (booth) winner will be chosen from each discipline.

When registering, students need to pay careful attention to which degree area they list for their project. For example, if a student is enrolled in General Engineering but is pursuing an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering, they need to decide if they want to be judged in General or Mechanical. Whatever degree area is listed on the registration form is the area in which the student will be judged.

Only those students in attendance will be judged. Judging will take place from 1:45 – 4:30 pm.   Students (or at least one representative per team) must be present during judging.  Judging will be conducted by a panel of industry professionals.

Poster Printing

IMPORTANT! Poster templates and/or instructions on creating your poster are available on the Techxpo website (mtech.edu/techxpo) under Resources/Poster Printing.  Please contact Donna at x4262 or email her at dconrad@mtech.edu if you have any questions.

ALL posters must have grommets for hanging

All posters will be printed for free on campus providing that they have a white background (no posters with a colored background will be printed) and meet the size requirements of 36” x 48”.

Posters can be printed by contacting the following individuals:

  • Donna Conrad (x4262) – for students in the School of Mines and Engineering. These posters need to be generated in Microsoft Publisher.
  • Kay Eccleston (x4423) – for students in the College of Letters, Sciences & Professional Studies. These posters can be generated in any program but need to be delivered for print as a PDF file.
  • John Garic (x3714) – for students at the Highlands College. These posters need to be generated in Microsoft Publisher.

Poster printing times must be scheduled in advance with the previously-listed individuals. The last day to print a poster on either campus will be Monday, April 23, 2018. If a student misses the printing deadline, they will need to have their poster printed at an off-campus facility and incur the expense.

Event Set-up

Set-up for Techxpo will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 3:30 – 7:00 pm, ONLY! Each department will have an assigned set-up time to avoid confusion and to ensure that set up runs smoothly.  A schedule will be posted as we get closer to the event.  Pizza will be provided to all students during set-up.  Techxpo t-shirts will also be distributed.  No late or day-of-event set-up will be allowed.

Prizes

The event will conclude with the award ceremony. Cash prizes will be given to both the first-place poster winner and the first-place demonstration (booth) winner in each degree area.  The Best-in-Show award will also be a cash prize.

Questions

Contact Susie Anderson at 496-4311 or suanderson@mtech.edu.

Download the Techxpo Guidelines (Microsoft Word Document)