Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Invest in the growth of the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department at Montana Tech!


The Montana School of Mines began offering degrees in Metallurgical Engineering in 1922 and practically ever since the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department and its predecessors have enjoyed an enormously positive world-wide reputation for the quality of education our students receive. Students learn how to process ores, separate valuable minerals into concentrates, produce and purify metals, manufacture metals into products, create materials, and join materials together. Industry seeks and hires our graduates because of their training and work ethic, which are developed and honed through classroom instruction, hands-on laboratories, and internships.


Each year, 100% of our graduates are placed in high-paying, responsible positions or continue their education by pursuing graduate degrees. Our department features very high retention and completion rates – in other words, students who enter our program tend to stay until they graduate. We have an engaged and dedicated faculty and staff, an incredible array of process equipment and instrumentation, and solid funded research programs. It seems that we have all of the ingredients for a flourishing department – now we just need to attract more students.




That said we have a plan to attract new students and increase our enrollment. We know we must raise our profile within Montana and the nation. We must do a much better job of getting the word out to prospective students, their parents, and their teachers. We have been actively reaching out to K-12 students and their teachers.


To this end, members of the Department faculty and its esteemed Industrial Advisory Board are planning a major celebration to commemorate the Department’s Centennial Anniversary. Plans for the celebration, which will be held on the Montana Tech campus in Fall 2022, include technical symposia to feature accomplishments of M&ME alumni and students, workshops, and social events. We hope that the event will draw alumni and friends of Montana Tech, representatives from the industries that our graduates serve, and interested scientists and engineers throughout the nation. We are seeking for corporate sponsorships, so we encourage you, our alumni, to help spread the word on this event within their organizations and contact networks.


So this DayOne we are focusing on funding to sustain and expand our outreach activities, including seed money to facilitate organization and planning of the Centennial Celebration. Please join us investing in the growth and outreach of the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Department at Montana Tech by making a gift today to grow the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Departmental Fund and with it our enrollement.


Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!



Metallurgy & Materials Engineering Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 13
2 AZ 1
2 KS 1
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most gifts to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 143
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 83
3 $2,500 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 38
4 $2,000 Business 37
5 $1,750 Geological Engineering 32
First Time Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 first time donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 Montana Tech student donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$3,260 MATCHED
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members and $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2020 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
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