Montana Tech Environmental Engineering and Petroleum Departments Bring Home Top Honors


On March 17th, Montana Tech's Environmental Engineering and Petroleum Departments teamed up and competed in the first annual Society of Petroleum Engineers Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Competition in Denver, CO. The team from Montana Tech placed first in the competition that involved Environmental, Sustainability, and Health and Safety petroleum industry-related problems. Team members included Environmental Engineering students, Brenna Ferko, Elizabeth Spear, Eric Hull, and Michael Hilland; along with Petroleum Engineering student, Kelly Hertel. Montana Tech competed against teams from Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Tech University, The University of Oklahoma, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Wyoming. The team is advised by the Environmental Engineering Department Head, Dr. Kumar Ganesan.