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College of Engineering and
Engineering Experiment Station

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
E-mail: engrinfo@coe.montana.edu
Location: 212 Roberts

Dean and Director:
Robert Marley
> College of Engineering
Points of Excellence: Student-centered Campus
other Points of Excellence categories Spectacular Educational Setting
Leading Research Alumni Recognition
Recognized Scholars Service and Outreach
Hands-on, Active Learning Corporate Support

Tawny Hoyt, a senior in industrial engineering, won an award for the best student technical paper at the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Western Regional Conference. The recognition comes with $500 and an invitation to enter her paper in the national competition, to be held in Cancun, Mexico, in June.

Graduating seniors continue to surpass peers in FE Exam. In October 2009, College of Engineering graduating seniors once again outperformed all of their peer groups nationwide on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. The eight-hour exam is the first step toward acquiring a professional license. COE seniors across all engineering disciplines achieved a pass rate of 89%, while the aggregate national pass rate was 74%. MSU COE is among the 10% of engineering programs that require all graduating seniors to take the exam.

Computer science graduating seniors outperform their peers. In spring 2009, MSU’s Computer Science students achieved a median score of 157 on the Major Field Test in Computer Science, compared to the national median of 148 in the same session. CS graduates are required to take the exam, which is used to measure student academic achievement in their major.

Eight COE students and their mentors honored with Awards for Excellence. Nine College of Engineering students are among 40 of Montana State University's top seniors recognized at the 27th annual Awards for Excellence Banquet. The MSU Alumni Association and the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce sponsor the banquet. Honored students were nominated by faculty in their college or department. Qualified seniors must have a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as well as demonstrated campus leadership and community service. In turn, the award-winning students each selected a mentor who was honored with them at the event. More...

Recipients and their mentors, in parentheses are

  • Chris Conlon, computer science, (John Paxton)
  • Katy Hansen, industrial engineering, (Otto Stein)
  • Marques Jones, chemical engineering, (Sheree Watson)
  • Kaela Kittredge, industrial engineering, (Durward Sobek)
  • Nicole Lerner, electrical engineering, (Joseph Shaw)
  • Stephen Markwardt, civil engineering, (Warren Jones)
  • Kyle Stahley, civil engineering, (Warren Jones)
  • Lara Wabrek, mechanical engineering, (Stephen Sofie)
  • Trevor Zuroff, chemical engineering, (Ross Carlson)

2010 Awards for Excellence winners

Banquet participants are shown left to right:

back row - Warren Jones, Stephen Markwardt, Joseph Shaw, Trevor Zuroff, Ross Carlson, Kyle Stahley, and Dean Robert J. Marley

center row - Marques Jones, Otto Stein, Katy Hansen, Chris Conlon, John Paxton, and Heidi Sherick

front row - Sheree Watson, Nicole Lerner, Kaela Kittredge, and Durward Sobek.


The College of Engineering has supportive faculty and staff, many student organizations, and programs that support groups underrepresented in engineering and computer science, including women and minorities. Click items below for specifics.

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