Outreach Programs


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.


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.

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 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.


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 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 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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