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Montana Tech Student Selected for Montana Space Grant Consortium Apprenticeship Award


Montana Tech environmental engineering undergraduate student Lantana Clark from Missoula, Montana has been selected for a Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) Apprenticeship Award. This honor reflects Clark’s past achievements as well as present and future commitment to NASA's mission. Earlier this year, Lantana received MSGC 2019 summer undergraduate summer internship award for $7,300. “Since I was young, I have admired NASA. To be recognized by the Montana Space Grant Consortium is a very humbling honor,” noted Clark. “This apprenticeship award and the prior achievements leading up to it would not have been possible without the guidance and support of my professors, advisors, the MSGC staff, and many others. Thank you to those who have encouraged me to learn anything and everything, and never stop learning!” The MSGC Apprenticeship Program is an opportunity for Montana students working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to receive funding to work on a major research project with an advisor on their campus. MSGC Apprenticeships are intended to be next steps after smaller undergraduate research projects and can take place during the academic year or summer. Students accepted into the Apprenticeship Program are expected to devote a significant amount of time to their projects. Lantana's award is up to $2,750. “Through MSGC summer internship, Lantana Clark collaborated with Levin Mullaney, a recent Montana Tech electrical engineering graduate, and Marcus Frisbee, a Montana Tech computer science undergraduate student, to integrate LiDAR system with an unmanned aerial system (UAS),” explained Raja Nagisetty, Associate Professor in Montana Tech’s Environmental Engineering Department. “With the current MSGC apprenticeship, Lantana will continue to work on developing the UAV LiDAR system. After calibration, we are planning to use the UAV LiDAR system to map snow coverage. Monitoring snow distribution has important implications for water resources management. It is very exciting to see Lantana collaborate with other department students on this interdisciplinary research project. Lantana is very enthusiastic about research. I congratulate Lantana on winning the competitive MSGC awards.” Jeremy Crowley, Hydrogeologist at MBMG and Assistant Professor at Montana Tech, added, “The MSGC funding has been helping us create a custom unmanned aerial system (UAS) light detection and ranging (Lidar) and photogrammetry system. This project entails a complex integration of sensors, hardware, and software. Lantana has been working on this system since May and this funding will support continued work through December. We are nearly finished the integration and plan to start calibrating the system in the next month.” This is a collaborative project between Montana Tech’s Environmental Engineering Department and MBMG. Lantana will graduate with an Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science degree in December 2019. She plans to continue at Montana Tech pursuing a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Lantana will be responsible for the LiDAR system calibration with guidance from Raja Nagisetty and Jeremy Crowley. The award requires a final report and a presentation which will take place at Montana State University’s poster symposium, Crossroads of Discovers on October 26, 2019. ... Read More

Montana Tech Kicking-off DayOne on the 11th of September


Montana Tech will kick-off our third annual 48-hour digital giving event DayOne on the 11th of September. DayOne celebrates Montana Tech’s history and growth with the goal to bring together our campus and alumni community, to share what is happening on our campuses, and raise funds for our departments and programs in focused areas. Last year’s event raised over $240,000 with 547 total donors. This year’s event boasts 25 projects for a variety of areas for both Montana Tech and Highlands College. For more information, please visit www.dayone.mtech.edu. ... Read More

Montana CPAs to Speak to Montana Tech Business Students


The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) will speak to Montana Tech business students and faculty at a luncheon on Friday, September 13th from noon to 2:00 PM in the Bob and Pauline Poore Conference Room in the Frank and Ann Gilmore University Relations Center on the campus of Montana Tech. ... Read More

Montana Tech Hosting DOE National Lab Day


Montana Tech is proud to host Montana’s first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Day. This event will be held October 8-9, 2019, to enable Montanans to learn about and explore opportunities for partnerships with DOE national laboratories. ... Read More

Montana Tech Celebrating Constitution Day


Montana Tech will host an event in celebration of Constitution Day, September 18, 2019. The event will kick-off at 7:00 pm with Montana Tech Professor Dr. John Ray delivering a speech titled, The Main Themes, Ideas and Principles of the U.S. Constitution: How They Apply Today. ... Read More

Montana Tech Announces Spring 2019 Honor Rolls


The following Montana Tech students have been placed on the Honor Roll, Dean's List, and Chancellor's Honor Roll for the spring semester 2019 at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana. Students are listed by hometown. ... Read More

Montana Tech Named a Top Online College with the Best ROI


College Consensus has released the top 50 online colleges with the Best ROI for 2019. The top five universities are South Dakota School of Mines, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Mount Carmel College of Nursing, Missouri University of Science and Technology and Montana Tech. ... Read More

Montana Tech Team Awarded David L. Swift Award for Best Aerosol-Related Paper Published in 2018


Montana Tech’s Dr. Julie F. Hart, Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene Department Head and Professor; Dr. Daniel A. Autenrieth, Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene Assistant Professor; Dr. Terry M. Spear, Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene Professor Emeritus; Siobhan Wock, Industrial Hygiene graduate student; and Scott Rosenthal, Mining Engineering Department Head and Associate Professor; along with Drs. Emanuele Cauda and Lauren Chubb, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Mining Research Division have been awarded the David L. Swift Award for the best aerosol-related paper published in 2018. ... Read More

Dr. John Ray has Four Papers Accepted for Presentation


Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech’s Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has had a peer reviewed paper accepted for presentation this summer at the Twenty-Sixth International Conference on Learning sponsored by Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. ... Read More

Montana Tech Announces Outstanding Student Awards


Montana Tech announced their Outstanding Student Awards at the 119th Commencement Ceremony held at the Butte Civic Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019. These students were chosen by their department faculty based on scholastic achievement, character, and community service. These are the students who best represent each department. ... Read More

Montana Tech Announces Distinguished Alumni Awardees


Montana Tech will honor four alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the university’s 119th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019. This year’s awardees are: Skye Callantine, Keith MacPhail, John McCarthy, and Robert Morris. ... Read More

Montana Tech Student to Present at Posters on the Hill Event


Ben Suslavich, a senior majoring in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Montana Tech, has been selected to present his Army Research Lab/Montana Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Project (SURF) funded poster in Washington DC at the Council on Undergraduate Research 23rd Posters on the Hill event. ... Read More

Montana Tech Hires New Chancellor


An experienced leader who has worked at an institution with a similar focus, mission and community history will be the next chancellor of Montana Technological University. ... Read More

Montana Tech Mining Teams Dominate Competition


Montana Tech’s Mining Teams excelled at the 41st annual International Collegiate Mining Competition hosted by the University of Nevada Reno, Mackay School of Mines in Virginia City, Nevada on March 20-23, 2019. ... Read More

Montana Tech Student Honored as Newman Civic Fellow


Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Montana Tech’s own McKenna Savage. ... Read More

UAV Training Center on Montana Tech Campus


Montana Tech, the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology (MBMG), and Butte-Silver Bow (BSB) have teamed up to develop the only Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training and research area in the state of Montana. ... Read More

Growing a Safer Montana


On Friday, January 11, 2019 students from four Montana college campuses met in Helena to receive the $3,000 Growing a Safer Montana scholarship provided by the Montana State Fund. ... Read More

Within the Secret World of Spies: Inside the CIA, KGB, MOSSAD and MI6


What goes on inside spy agencies like the CIA? How do they do it? Who are the spies? Why does it matter? These are some of the questions that Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department will be answering at a public forum to be held at Montana Tech on February 13th at 7:00 PM in the Big Butte-Highlands Room of the Student Union Building. ... Read More