Undergraduate Research Program


Undergraduate students at Montana Tech have many opportunities to engage deeply in several types of diverse experiences that help prepare them for success in their careers. Undergraduate research—nationally recognized as a high-impact practice—is particularly strong on campus.  Led by a committee of faculty members from many disciplines, Montana Tech’s undergraduate research program offers several ways for students—from freshmen to seniors—to get involved, collaborate with faculty, and make discoveries that advance the frontiers of knowledge and technology.


The Undergraduate Research Program has three types of opportunities: traditional academic year undergraduate research in collaboration with a faculty member (URP); faculty-mentored and designed research project for a team of freshmen and sophomores (RAMP); and the paid Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). All of these options are available both to students interested in research and in those whose projects would be public health internships (PHI).


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Undergraduate Research Program Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 MA 2
1 MT 2
3 NY 1
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 89
2 $3,750 Digger Athletics 83
3 $2,500 Business Information & Technology 37
4 $2,000 Environmental Engineering 33
5 $1,750 Petroleum Engineering 29
6 $1,500 Geological Engineering 24
7 $1,250 Mechanical Engineering 23
8 $1,000 Montana Tech Nursing 18
9 $750 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 15
10 $500 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 13
11 Electrical Engineering 9
12 Highlands College 9
13 Undergraduate Research Program 7
14 Biological Sciences 7
15 Professional & Technical Communication 7
16 Computer Science 6
17 Student Affairs 6
18 Civil Engineering 4
19 Chemistry & Geochemistry 3
20 Geophysical Engineering 3
21 Mathematical Sciences 3
22 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 3
23 The Institute for Educational Opportunities 3
24 Data Science/Statistics 2
25 Health Care Informatics 1
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