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Opportunity and Innovation
The Case for Distinctly Different Research & Graduate Education at Montana Technological University

 

Dr. Angela Lueking joined Montana Technological University as the vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school in August. 

Dr. Lueking sees research growth at Montana Tech as a means to promote a culture of innovation, experiential learning, problem-finding, and creative problem-solving. These components are a critical part of the overall Montana Technological University strategic plan.  

Moreover, Dr. Lueking sees Montana Tech’s unique convergent graduate programs as a strategic advantage in delivering results to outside stakeholders.  Convergence is an approach to problem-solving that merges perspectives and ideas from multiple disciplines. 

Lueking shares, “Whereas my own graduate studies in environmental engineering were largely academic, graduate students at Montana Tech have a real-world “moonshot” science and engineering challenge in their own backyard.  Students at Montana Tech are bringing cutting-edge 21st Century technology to longstanding environmental, health, and engineering challenges.  This is a truly trans-disciplinary endeavor, the local/regional impacts are immediate, and implementation of these new technologies by Tech students will inform national debate around mineral needs for clean energy.  This is truly an exciting time to be at Montana Tech.”

To grow research opportunities Dr. Lueking plans to revisit the incentive structure for conducting research at Montana Tech, develop new modes of graduate course delivery with a focus on expanding delivery to adult-learners and working professionals, and to build external partnerships that will lower the financial entry point for faculty and student participation in the graduate program at Montana Tech.  A focus for Lueking in year 1 is the fledgling Earth and Science PhD program, an increased yield in converting graduate student applicants to enrolled students, an accelerated masters program, and exploring stackable graduate certificates that cater to working professionals. 

During DayOne we are asking you to support Dr. Lueking and Montana Technological University's vision with a gift to the Director of Research Fund. Please consider a gift to the Director of Research Fund and investment in opportunity and innovation at Montana Tech!

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Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2021 Montana Tech student donors had their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
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Thank you to Bob '82 and Liz Shepherd who matched $5,000 in gifts made by current Canadian residents during DayOne 2021! This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
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This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2021, Montana Tech's Giving Event!
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Thank you to Jack and Leah McCarthy for driving the momentum and excitement during DayOne. An additional $5,000 has been added to DayOne projects, funds and scholarships thanks to their generosity. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
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Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members. $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. This match opportunity has been met. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2021 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
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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 donors 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 2021Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 144
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 61
3 $2,500 Environmental Engineering 33
4 $2,000 Business 30
5 $1,750 Clark Fork Watershed Education Program 29
6 $1,500 Petroleum Engineering 28
7 $1,250 Geological Engineering 25
8 $1,000 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 23
9 $750 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 16
10 $500 Institute for Educational Opportunities 15
11 Mathematical Sciences 13
12 Nursing 13
13 Mechanical Engineering 11
14 Biological Sciences 10
15 Civil Engineering 10
16 Highlands College 9
17 Computer Science 8
18 Chemistry & Geochemistry 6
19 Electrical Engineering 3
20 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
21 Student Affairs 2
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