March 27, 2020


09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
N/A

Tech Day, Spring 2020

Register here: http://iam.mtech.edu/springtechdaydigital/inquiryform

Join us at Tech Day on Friday, March 27 and experience life is like at Montana Tech! Explore your academic area of interest, meet with faculty, take part in interactive classroom sessions, and tour campus with current students. Learn about all of the opportunities that await at Montana Tech.

Spring Tech day is perfect for high school sophomores and juniors getting a head start on their college search, but it's also a great opportunity for seniors that are still planning their next steps.

A draft agenda is shown below and the final agenda will be posted soon.

Please contact us for details:

Email: admissions@mtech.edu
Phone: 406.496.4791

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TENTATIVE AGENDA

9:00  -  9:30          Parking – Behind HPER facility

9:00 - 9:30            Event Check-In – Student Success Center

9:30 - 10:00          Welcome and Campus Introduction – Student Success Center

A brief welcome to campus by the Dean of Students, Dr. Carrie Vath, followed by a brief message from Montana Tech’s Admissions team.

10:00 – 11:00       Experiential Learning Sessions 1 – Various

At Montana Tech we believe you learn by doing! Pick from one of the following experiential learning sessions and find out just how hands on Montana Tech is!

  • Rock Crushing Extravaganza MG007

Join Professor Scott Rosenthal in our Geomechanics lab in the Mining and Geology Building. In this lab, Scott will do a rock crushing demonstration. This lab works to understand the properties of materials, in order to safely create openings between rocks when mining.

  • Simulated Nursing Experience Health Sciences Building

Join our Nursing department in the Health Sciences Building to witness a simulation. See our high tech nursing facilities and visualize what it would be like as a student in Montana Tech’s Nursing Program. Learn more about the experiences students have, and understand what it is that makes the Digger Nursing Program Special.

  • Metallurgical and Materials

Join Professor Jerry Downey from our Metallurgical and Materials Engineering program. In Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, we make the materials that make up everything we use in our day-to-day lives. From cell phones to space shuttles, everything humans use is made up of materials that have to be manufactured to some degree. Whether it is extracting and purifying metals from ore, synthesizing and shaping polymers, or designing alloys and ceramics for specific applications, the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department educates students on the processes used in the production of materials and provides them with the skills to excel in a number of related engineering fields. Today, we will be demonstrating a number of metallurgical and material processes to provide a better understanding of what you can expect from this degree field.

 

11:00 -12:00         Experiential Learning Sessions 2 - Various

  • Optional Campus Tour
  • Makey Makey Boards! – NRB 226/228

Explore Computer Science and Software Engineering with Professor Brent Donoven as you learn how to write a program to make a cat move around using bananas! 

  • Working at Heights! – NRRC OSH Lab

Harness up and join Professor Theresa Stack from our OSH program in the fall protection simulation lab as she shows you how to keep the job site safe while working at extreme heights

  • Being Your Own Super Hero! – S&E214 and 216

Learn how to save the planet with one simulation lab at a time! Join faculty from Environmental Engineering simulating (a) forest fire smoke to discover harmful air particles, (b) mine waste leachate studies to understand water quality concerns, and (c) thermal imaging of surface water bodies to quantify groundwater interactions.

  • Cadaver Lab – CBB 005

Students that attend this experiential learning session will get to witness a dissection in our cadaver lab, as well as will have the opportunity to learn more about our Biology department. Are you someone who’s interested in learning more about the anatomy of the human body or health sciences? This session could be great for you! Don’t forget to fill out a permission slip if you are under 18.

 

12:00 – 1:00         Lunch – Lance Leadership Hall

1:00 -2:00             Academic Fair – Copper Lounge - SUB

1:30                        Optional Financial Aid Overview in Kelley/Steward

Find out what separates Montana Tech from the rest and why you should choose to spend your academic career here! 

2:00 – 3:00            Experiential Learning Sessions 3 – Various

  • Optional Campus Tour
  • Putting the Tech in Montana Tech with BIT Jeopardy! ELC202

Play the game of BIT Jeopardy! Join Charie Faught to learn all about the Business and Information Technology Degree and its options (Accounting, Health Information Technology, Management of Information, and Management of Natural Resources). The live game is hosted in one of the innovation classrooms on campus. Participants will compete for prizes and learn about the great prospects of becoming a BIT major. No previous experience necessary to play!

  • Learn to Program a Robotic Car - Main 205

Students will put their skills to the test as they learn binary code, apply it to a robot and program he robot to follow a black line.  Those who want to learn more about electrical engineering, robotics, and/or computer science are encouraged to come and engage.  Each pair of students will program a robot themselves.

  • A&P Cadaver Lab CBB005

Students that attend this experiential learning session will get to witness a dissection in our cadaver lab, as well as will have the opportunity to learn more about our Biology department. Are you someone who’s interested in learning more about the anatomy of the human body or health sciences? This session could be great for you! Don’t forget to fill out a permission slip if you are under 18.

3:00 – 3:30           Closing – surveys - SSC