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Jeanne Larson

Born and raised in the mining town of Butte, Montana, Jeanne Larson was exposed to both the beautiful environment of the Rocky Mountains as well as the environmental degradation that resulted from a century of mining. Being fully aware of the damage that can be done to the environment, Jeanne was fortunate to attend college in her home town and earn an Environmental Engineering Degree from Montana Tech. Jeanne returned to her alma mater in 1990 to be the Lab Director and to assist students in their pursuit of an Environmental Engineering degree. She received her Master's degree in 2004.



M.S. Industrial Hygiene—Montana Tech of The University of Montana, Butte, MT, 2004.

B.S. Environmental Engineering—Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, Butte, MT, May 1978.

Positions Held

  • Laboratory Director—August 1990 to present

  • Manages the Environmental Engineering Laboratories

  • Purchases & Maintains Environmental Engineering Equipment

  • Maintains Department Chemical Inventory

  • Ensures Safety Procedures are followed in Campus Laboratories

  • Supervises TA's and Work Study Student Employees

  • Assists Students in Senior Design Projects

  • Recycling Committee Member

  • Safety Committee Member


Montana Tech Alumni Recognition Award, 2001
Montana Tech Woman Engineer of the Year, 1978
Montana Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1978

Courses Taught

Environmental Seminar I - ENVE 1940

Environmental Sampling I - ENVE 1180
Environmental Sampling II - ENVE 2170



One year with state government assisting in the management of state run water distribution systems.

Four years with state government participating in an EPA funded radon study. Study involved the testing of various radon measuring equipment as well as health risks associated with radon expos.