Outreach Programs

Empower

Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy in lab

Empower promotes the success of underrepresented minorities in engineering and other fields of science and technology with a student center, the Bridges to the Baccalaureate summer program and more.

Women in Engineering

woman engineer in the lab

Women in Enginering creates a welcoming community of successful women engineers and computer scientists by providing networking, leadership and personal and professional development opportunities.

TEAMS

professor stands by k-12 teacher pedalling stationary bicycle as demonstration of generating electricity
Through workshops and other resources, TEAMS (Teaching Engineering Applications in Math and Science) helps Montana teachers enhance their math and science curricula by incorporating engineering lessons.

Special Event! Coding an Animal Dance Contest

Students work together on computer

No programming experience needed for middle school event

 Students will develop code to animate a dance in a story  from the Skokomish tribe while also learning about event-driven programming. 

Learn More about event happening December 3rd

Annual K-12 Events

FIRST Robotics

robotics competition

With three different events covering grades K-12, FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge engage Montana's youth with problem solving, collaboration, design and positive competition.

Engineer-a-thon

engineerathon

Engineer-a-thon brings local middle school students to MSU for a day of hands-on learning from members of the college's engineering clubs and organizations.

Shadow an Engineer

engineering student using a grinder

Shadow an Engineer provides high school students an opportunity to tag along with MSU engineering students for a day to get a sense of university life and the engineering curriculum.

Biomechanics Day

Photo of students learning about motion analysis in a lab

A day when 6th graders come and see how MSU researchers study the movements of the human body etc.

Schedule a K-12 Event

Besides our annual K-12 events, we offer the opportunity for K-12 students to visit MSU and interact with our undergraduates to see first-hand how research happens, get a taste of university life, participate in hands-on STEM activities and engage with role models in engineering and computer science.

 

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Students visit MSU and learn about Computer Aided Design and 3D printing. With an introduction to TinkerCAD, they create an object that will be printed and they can take home. The day can be extended to include tours of engineering labs based on time availability of the class. 

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Civil Engineering Tour

Touring through different spaces in the Civil Engineering department, students learn about earthquakes, water filtration, structures and snow!

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Virtual Reality and Mental Health

Schedule an online or face-to-face workshop and explore how engineers and computer scientists are developing virtual reality experiences for improving human and robot interactions. Topics will include: technology to aid children deal with pain and anxiety and holograms to help those with addiction

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Expertise

Design Fair

Each semester,engineering undergrads in their senior year display the products of their "capstone" projects, in which they work for two semesters in teams to solve a design challenge presented by local businesses, faculty members or engineering organizations.

Manufacturing Extension

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide manufacturing outreach center that helps manufacturers succeed by assessing their operations and providing solutions to help them grow, innovate and enhance their businesses.

Student Ambassadors

Undergraduate

Undergraduate student ambassadors are involved in several events including daily tours, Expanding Your Horizons and Engineer-a-thon, and also represent students at various forums and with the Engineering Advisory Council.

Graduate

Graduate student ambassadors organize the annual Three Minute Thesis event, promote the college to prospective graduate students, and represent grad students at various forums and with the Engineering Advisory Council.

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