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2014 News Listing

Montana Tech Awarded Power Systems Research Grant


Drs. Matt Donnelly and Dan Trudnowski of the Electrical Engineering Department at Montana Tech have been awarded a research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, under Award Number: DE-SC0012671 to study futuristic power systems. ... Read More

Brad Archibald Speaking at BIT Lecture Series


The Montana Tech Department of Business and Information Technology will be hosting its First Friday Executive Lecture Series this Friday, December 5, 2014, at noon in the Poore Room of the Frank and Ann Gilmore University Relations Center (URC). ... Read More

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day


International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. ... Read More

Courtney McKee Speaking at BIT Executive Lecture Series


The Montana Tech Department of Business and Information Technology will be hosting its First Friday Executive Lecture Series this Friday, November 7, 2014, at noon in the Copper Lounge of the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana Tech. ... Read More

Dr. Skinner Awarded Patent


Dr. Jack L. Skinner, Assistant Professor in the General Engineering Department at Montana Tech, was recently awarded a patent entitled “Method to fabricate micro and nano diamond devices,” US Patent 8852998 B1. ... Read More

Dr. John Ray has Oxford Article Accepted


Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech's Liberal Studies Department has had an article entitled "Religion and Democracy: Are They Philosophically Compatible?" accepted for publication by the Forum on Public Policy published by the Oxford Round Table whose venue is the Harris Manchester College. ... Read More

Walk with Victims Project


In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Montana Tech is partnering with Safe Space on a project called "Walk With Victims." ... Read More

Montana GEMS Receives Grant


Montana GEMS has been awarded a grant of $2,000 by the Women's Foundation of Montana. Montana GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) is an after-school STEM program for girls in fifth through eighth grade in Butte. The participating girls will conduct hands-on STEM activities and develop science fair projects. ... Read More

Dr. Trudnowski's Conference Paper Selected as Best of the Best


Montana Tech Electrical Engineering department head and professor, Dr. Dan Trudnowski, has had his paper entitled, PDCI Damping Control Analysis for the Western North American Power System, selected as one of four "Best of the Best" Conference Papers submitted to the 2013 Power & Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, on the basis of technical merit and presentation quality. ... Read More

Dr. Jack Skinner Issued Patent


Dr. Jack Skinner, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Montana Tech, was granted a United States Patent entitled "Passive hybrid sensing tag with flexible substrate SAW device," US 8339219 B1. ... Read More

Hazen Research Donates to Montana Tech


Hazen Research, Inc., an employee-owned firm performing industrial research and development for clients in the mineral, chemical, energy, and environmental fields, donated $35,000 to Montana Tech. ... Read More

Montana Tech Spring 2014 Honor Rolls


The following Montana Tech students have been placed on the Chancellor's Honor Roll, Dean's List, and Honor Roll for the spring semester 2014 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. ... Read More

Highlands College Advisory Board Named


Dr. Donald M. Blackketter, Montana Tech Chancellor, and Dr. John M. Garic, Highlands College Dean, announced the appointment of sixteen area and community leaders to a newly-formed Highlands College Advisory Board. ... Read More

Montana Tech is part of a major national effort to increase American Indian participation in STEM graduate study


The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced recently they will partner with University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks), University of Arizona, Montana University System (University of Montana, Montana State University, and Montana Tech), and Purdue University in a three-year, $2.4 million collaboration to increase the number of indigenous Americans obtaining advanced degrees in STEM disciplines. ... Read More

Minerals, Metals, and Materials Workshop Coming to Tech


Committed to assist STEM instruction at all levels, Montana Tech and its Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering have partnered with Carroll College and ASM International and the ASM Materials Education Foundation to host a free one-week professional development workshop on minerals, metals and materials this summer. ... Read More

Summer Success Youth Camp Coming to Campus


Montana Tech's Institute for Educational Opportunities is proud to announce a new Summer Success Youth Camp with Tracy Napier from In the Trenches Consulting. This summer program is designed to help students from 6th through 12th grade reach higher levels of personal and academic potential, by learning and using cognitive behavioral theory principles to change the way we perceive and process information, circumstances, and situations; resulting in more positive productive beliefs and behaviors. ... Read More

Assistant Professor Researching Through Google Glass


Montana Tech Assistant Professor Nick Hawthorne's next research project will be working through glass--Google Glass that is. Hawthorne was hand selected by Google to beta test a pair of Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display. ... Read More

Montana Tech Awarded 1.25 Million Dollar Grant


The National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (NIH-SEPA) announced a grant of $1.25 Million to Montana Tech for an exciting science education research project titled, "Bringing Research into the Classroom (BRIC): A PARTNERSHIP FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE MONTANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS." ... Read More

Tim Dilworth Speaking at BIT First Friday Lecture


Tim Dilworth. Senior Vice President of Marketing for Overstock.com will be speaking on the campus of Montana Tech as part of the Department of Business and Information Technology's First Friday Executive Lecture Series. ... Read More

Montana Tech Awarded Grant


Montana Tech has been awarded a grant from The National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (NIH-SEPA) for an exciting science education research project titled, "Bringing Research into the Classroom (BRIC): A PARTNERSHIP FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION IN THE MONTANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS." ... Read More

Dr. Douglass Visits Argentina


Dr. Rick Douglass, professor in the Biology Department at Montana Tech, spent a week in Argentina recently teaching a week-long course, which included fieldwork on zoonotic diseases, at the University of Buenos Aires. ... Read More

Materials Science PhD Ready for Applicants


Montana Tech, Montana State University, and the University of Montana are accepting applications from students who wish to enter the new Montana University System Materials Science Ph.D. program and begin their studies in the fall 2014 semester. ... Read More

CS Student Receives Microsoft Award


Haythem Memmi, a senior majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematical Sciences and Statistics, was chosen to receive a 2014-2015 Microsoft Scholarship Award. ... Read More

Montana Tech Partners with CSO Research Inc. and US Colleges and Universities


Montana Tech is one of 15 institutions partnering with CSO Research Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that provides career center automation software to 830+ college campuses across the US and around the world, using The Outcomes Survey to answer the question: "What can I do when I graduate?" for students, parents and the White House College Scorecard. ... Read More

Montana Tech Awarded Funds to Host Create Math Program


Montana Tech Mathematical Sciences faculty members, Dr. Laurie Battle, Dr. Hilary Smith Risser, and Ms. Becky Johnson, have been awarded $4,100 from the Tensor Women and Mathematics Grants through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to organize a summer mathematics program for girls. ... Read More

Montana Tech to Host AISES Conference


The Montana Tech student AISES Chapter (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) will be hosting the Region 1 Conference on the Montana Tech campus on April 4 and April 5. ... Read More

Environmental Engineering Alumni Workshop on Campus


The 15th Annual Environmental Engineering Alumni Workshop will be held on campus on March 6, 2014, This year's workshop includes topics in air quality, water quality, land and stream, senior design projects, and environmental education. ... Read More

Montana Tech Fall 2013 Honor Roll


Montana Tech is pleased to announce those students placed on the honor roll, dean's list and chancellor's honor roll for the fall semester 2013 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. ... Read More

YMCA Partners with Montana Tech for Montana Tech Tuesdays


Butte Family YMCA CEO, Phillip Borup, announced today that The Butte Family YMCA and Montana Tech's Institute for Educational Opportunities have partnered together offering a science and mathematics program implemented each week during the Y's After School Program. ... Read More

Montana Tech Impacts the Community


Montana Tech released today the results from an economic impact study. The study concludes that Montana Tech provides a significant economic impact to not only the local Butte economy but across the entire state. ... Read More

Patent Issued to Montana Tech Faculty Member, Dr. Courtney Young, for Gold Recovery from Thiosulfate Leach Solutions


On April 26, 2011, Dr. Courtney Young; Department Head of the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Montana Tech, filed a patent, "Method for Aqueous Gold Thiosulfate Extraction Using Copper-Cyanide Pretreated Carbon Adsorption," based on several years of research he and metallurgy graduate students, Nick Gow (BS 2006, MS 2008) and Mariam Melashvili (MS 2010), performed. ... Read More