Montana State University

College of Engineering

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

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

Points of Excellence: COE Alumni Involvement

other Points of Excellence categories  

Chris Arrasmith is involved in project to reduce need for biopsies. Chris Arrasmith, MSU researcher and recent master's graduate in electrical and computer engineering, is working with doctors at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee to build a handheld laser microscope that could reduce the number of biopsies needed to diagnose skin cancer. The project, which Arrasmith began working on when he was an undergraduate at MSU, is funded by a five-year grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. More...

Willis J. Wetstein has been elected to the Montana Professional Engineers Hall of Fame. Wetstein, ’57 CE, has been a civil engineer for Morrison-Maierle, Inc. since 1957. He rose from wastewater engineer-in-training to president and CEO. His career of service and leadership has been dedicated to the advancement of water supply and wastewater engineering, the promotion of public health and a quality environment in Montana, the western United States and developing countries. More information is available at The Montana Professional Engineers Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Montana Society of Engineers to honor engineers who made significant contributions to the development of Montana and the engineering profession. Wetstein will receive an honorary doctorate at the 2010 Commencement ceremony. More...

Paths of Mark Lies and Cory Pulfrey, both ChE ’82, overlap in college and again in early semi-retirement. Mark Lies and Cory Pulfrey graduated from MSU in 1982 with degrees in chemical engineering, yet both went on to successful careers in finance and have semi-retired while in their 40s. Although their career paths might seem unlikely, both say their success was logical given the academic rigor and work ethic instilled at MSU. After graduating, each took a job with Chevron, where both say they realized that MSU had prepared them to compete with anyone. After earning MBAs, they entered careers in finance and rose to high tiers at some of the country's leading financial institutions. In semi-retirement Lies and Pulfrey have spent time giving back to MSU and both say it is gratifying to see the resulting rewards. More...