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Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series

The Montana Tech Public Lecture Series brings speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to our campus. All lectures begin at 4 p.m. Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public.

Fall 2020

Down the schedule as a pdf.

Montana Tech is pleased to present some public lectures to the campus and Butte community. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are featuring only local speakers this fall. In addition, we request community members, who are not students, faculty or staff, to please participate by ZOOM.

ZOOM link:

All in person attendees MUST wear face coverings and spread out in the auditorium.

For more information, please contact Victoria Pagan 406-496-4102 or

September 2
Stella Capoccia, College of Letters, Science, and Professional Studies Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher 2020, Advances in Waterfowl Protection Practices at the Berkeley Pit, Library Auditorium

September 16
Doug Emlen, University of Montana, Missoula, Extreme Weapons: A Natural History, Library Auditorium

September 30

Mary MacLaughlin, Geological Engineering, Montana Tech Lifetime Distinguished Researcher 2020, Rock Mechanics Research: Pushing the Frontiers, Library Auditorium

October 7

Chris Danielson, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Why Black Lives Matter is Necessary, Library Auditorium

October 14
Elyse Lovell, Highlands College, Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher 2020, Undergraduate Researchers' Perceptions about Conducting and Publishing Research in Peer Reviewed Journals, Library Auditorium

October 28

Raja Nagisetty, Environmental Engineering, Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher 2020 Satellite and sUAS Remote Sensing applications in Water Resources Engineering, Library Auditorium

November 4
Jesse Mosolf, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher 2020, Cenozoic volcanism and crustal extension in the northern Cordillera, Library Auditorium