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SEL Power-Systems Lab

Dean Trudnowskia in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Schweitzer engineering Power systems Lab
Chancellor Cook holds the ribbon
for Dean Trudnowski in a ribbon cutting
ceremony for the opening for the Schweitzer
Engineering Power Systems Lab
on Montana Tech’s campus.

The new Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) Power-Systems Lab opened on the Montana Tech campus in March 2021.  The lab was made possible by a $1.5 million donation from SEL.  The lab will allow students to experience hands-on training and learning on protection, energy conversion, power plant dynamics and control.  With proper oversight, safety, and training, the high voltage systems within the laboratory provide Montana Tech students with a unique learning experience.  The donation from SEL follows seven years of partnership with Montana Tech faculty, and the hiring of over 20 Montana Tech students.

A new High Frequency and Resolution Infrared Camera, valued at $177,148, was purchased via a Department of Defense grant to Associate Professor Peter Lucon for his continued work in developing Advanced Additive Manufacturing Techniques.