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|Sidney High School junior Brian Redmond describes a robot to MSU electrical and computer engineering department head Rob Maher, left, and MSU civil engineering professor Mike Berry, right, as other Sidney team members await a verdict during judging. (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.)|
FIRST robotics tournaments inspire young students. Montana State University hosted 12 high school teams and 38 middle school teams from Montana, Utah, and Wyoming for FIRST Robotic tournaments in 2010. Robots inspire young students. When compared to their peers who haven’t participated in FIRST activities, FIRST students are: More than three times as likely to major specifically in engineering, roughly 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their freshman year; significantly more likely to expect to achieve a post graduate degree; more than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology; nearly four times as likely to expect to pursue a career specifically in engineering; more than twice as likely to volunteer in their communities. More...
|Hundreds of Montana kids see playful side of science during Science Saturdays. College of Engineering faculty are among members of the MSU community who volunteer to spark an interest in science for kids in Montana. More...|
The College of Engineering was awarded $312,000 by the Toyota USA Foundation to support Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science (TEAMS), an innovative program developed to enhance teaching of K-12 math and science in and around Montana's Native American communities. More...
|MMEC and UTAP design a harmonious, functional space for two growing firms under one roof. Plastic Design and Manufacturing (PDM) turned to Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) for expertise in laying out a welldesigned space that could be shared with Quake Industries. PDM and Quake are not competitors but share similar needs such as flow of materials, environmental conditions and utility configurations for running molding machines, cranes for lifting heavy molds for installation on injection machines, shipping and receiving. According to PDM President Mike Groff, “Conservatively, I expect a 10-20 percent benefit to my bottom line from the plant layout assistance enabling me to attract new business.” More...|