tech expo; mining engineering student projects



Event Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: TBD
Location: Virtual

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 Highlands College is eligible to participate in Techxpo. Students must have their advisor’s approval before registering.

Registration Deadline

Requirements for Virtual Event

  • Once registered, students will be required to upload an abstract of their work and a short video presentation. Additional time, however, will be allowed past the registration deadline to upload the required materials. Students will be notified when the virtual platform is ready to accept materials.

Time/Duration of Event

  • Techxpo is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021. Additional information on the time/duration of the event will be provided soon.


  • Projects will be divided into degree areas. Each degree area will be judged separately as will undergraduate and graduate‐level projects. For example, one first‐place undergraduate winner will be chosen from each degree area and one first‐place graduate winner will be chosen from the following four (4) groups.
    • PhD projects
    • Environmental Engineering, Ecological Restoration, Health CareInformatics, Industrial Hygiene, Project Engineering and Management
    • Mining Engineering & Geosciences (Engineering Geology, Geochemistry, Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysical Engineering, Hydrogeological Engineering, Hydrogeology)
    • Electrical Engineering, General Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Welding), Metallurgical/Mineral Processing, Petroleum Engineering
  • When registering, students need to pay careful attention to which degree area they list for their project. Be specific! The degree area that is listed on the registration form is the area in which the project will be judged.
  • Judging will be conducted by industry professionals.


  • Cash prizes will be given to the first‐place winner (undergrad and graduate) in each degree area. A Best‐in‐Show award will also be awarded a cash prize.


Contact Susie Anderson at 406-496-4311 or

Download the Techxpo Guidelines [PDF]