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Mining Engineering has raised $ 21,905 from 87 gifts!
Mining Engineering
Underground Mine Education Center (UMEC)

This year's DayOne marks something very special for the Mining Engineering Department at Montana Tech. As one of two original degrees and the only uninterrupted program at Montana Tech, this year Mining Engineering is celebrating 120 years!

 

Over those 120 years the Montana Tech Mining Department is known for producing mining engineers with a particular aptitude for practical application of what they learn, our engineers have a particular knack for getting rock in the box. An important part of that preparation is hands-on learning and Montana Tech has the unique honor of being home to the Underground Mine Education Center, the only on-campus underground facility for a Mining Engineering program in the United States.

 

In 2010, Montana Tech acquired ownership of a parcel of land immediately west of the campus.  The parcel of land included an old silver mine called the Orphan Boy Mine.  At the same time, a significant industry gift allowed Montana Tech to initiate the development of an Underground Mine Education Center (UMEC) on the campus of Montana Tech.

 

The UMEC is a unique hands-on, interdisciplinary educational environment for today’s students. The center complements courses in mining engineering, geological engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgical engineering and occupational safety and health.  It also serves as a research facility utilized by students and faculty, and other organizations doing research in underground mining methods, rock mechanics, ventilation, fragmentation, and health and safety. In the last twelve months we have invested over $150,000 improving our facilities and expanding the UMEC campus with the donation of a large metal shed allowing covered storage and equipment repair space plus transportable building that includes office and lineout areas as well as a change room.

 

The UMEC has been primarily funded by industry gifts and donations and this is where you can help. We are asking for your investment to ensure our working area meets the expectations of our students, industry stakeholders, and research partners. Your gift will allow us to expand our utility infrastructure and progress toward completion of our surface facilities. This will improve our site instruction space and allow us to focus on providing a world class, hands-on, practical experience for our students.

 

Please consider making a gift today to the Underground Mine Education Center and invest in Mining Engineering students at  Montana Tech. Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word, share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!

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Rank State Donors
1 MT 45
2 NV 16
3 CO 4
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Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
Departments are competing head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department by bringing in the most individual donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Mining Engineering 72
2 $3,750 Digger Athletics 64
3 $2,500 Mathematical Sciences 36
4 $2,000 Petroleum Engineering 22
5 $1,750 Business Information & Technology 21
6 $1,500 Geological Engineering 20
7 $1,250 Environmental Engineering 18
8 $1,000 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 14
9 $750 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 13
10 $500 Biological Sciences 9
11 Montana Tech Nursing 8
12 Chemistry & Geochemistry 5
13 Electrical Engineering 5
14 Computer Science 4
15 Mechanical Engineering 3
16 Civil Engineering 3
17 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
18 Highlands College 2
19 Undergraduate Research Program 1
20 Geophysical Engineering 1
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First Time & Student Donor Match
First time or student donors will be matched 1:1 for each dollar given up to a total of $10,000. That means your gift of $50 actually has the impact of $100. To take advantage of this matching opportunity make sure to answer yes to being either a first time donor or a currently enrolled Montana Tech student on the giving form. Matching opportunity will be available from 6am September 11th, 2019 through 12pm September 12th, 2019 or sooner if the $10,000 match has been met.
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When a Montana Tech faculty or staff member gives during DayOne their gift will be matched 1:1. To take advantage of this matching opportunity make sure to answer yes to being either a Montana Tech faculty or staff member on the giving form. Matching opportunity will be available from 6am September 11th, 2019 through 12pm September 12th, 2019 or sooner if the $10,000 match has been met .
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