Business Insider Features Montana Tech Professor and Graduate Student

This past spring, Business Insider, a financial and business news website, connected with Montana Technological University Biological Sciences professor Dr. Stella Capoccia in the mining city to film episodes for its online series World Wide Waste.

The first episode, Meet the Man Who Shoots at Birds All Day to Keep Them Off A Toxic Pit, was posted on November 24, 20221, and has over 10.6 million views. The segment featured Mark Mariano, who graduated from Montana Tech’s Ecological Restoration graduate program, and Dr. Capoccia.

The second episode filmed in Butte, Life Inside America's Biggest Environmental Cleanup, was posted on December 15, 2021, with over 485,000 views. The Environmental Cleanup feature showcases Montana Tech associate professor Robert Pal and Ecological Restoration graduate student Morgan Schultz on Earth Day discussing the restoration efforts on the Butte hill. Dr. Pal is the Director of Restoration at Montana Tech. His research focuses on studying the flora and vegetation of disturbed habitats, including agricultural and urban areas, which led to his work on ecological restoration and plant invasions. Dr. Pal directs the Native Plant Restoration Project and is responsible for the Ecological Restoration master's program and Restoration Certificate at Montana Tech.

You can watch Life Inside America's Biggest Environmental Cleanup here. You can also watch Meet the Man Who Shoots At Birds All Day To Keep Them Off A Toxic Pit here.

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