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Montana Tech Environmental Engineering Students Earn Top Prize at PNWIS Conference


montana tech environmental students at Pacific Northwest International Section of the Air & Waste Management AssociationMontana Tech’s Environmental Engineering students earned top prize among other awards at the Pacific Northwest International Section (PNWIS) of the Air & Waste Management Association. Montana Tech students brought home first and third place awards in the Environmental Challenge and second and third place in the 2014 Young Professional Papers competition. The competitions were part of the PNWIS Conference held October 27-29 in Spokane, Washington.

The Environmental Challenge gives student teams an opportunity to develop an approach to a realistic environmental problem and present their solution to a panel of environmental professionals and judges. Team PCB Gone brought home first place and included environmental engineering students Shyla Allred, Ryan Cochran, Ashley Finch, Wes Lund, and Clay Thomas. Team Wizard City Consulting placed third overall and included environmental engineering students Chris Atherly, Nathan Burke, Garrett Craig, Betsy Speare, and Dylan Uecker.

The 2014 Young Professional Papers competition evaluates students on the basis of technical content, visual aids, and presentation skills. Montana Tech environmental engineering student Chris Atherly placed second and Courtney Greyn placed third in this competition. 

For more information, please contact Kumar Ganesan, Department Head of Environmental Engineering, at 406-496-4239.