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Tech Day is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on college visit experience for prospective students. You are invited to our campus in historic uptown Butte, Montana to experience a day of interactive laboratory breakout sessions, campus tours, and a chance to explore academic areas of interest. Check out each breakout option below. 

*Students registering with class or group must individually register for Tech Day and select three sessions to participate in. If an option is no longer available in the registration sheet, it is full. 


 Select from the following breakouts:

  • Mechanical Engineering: Join Mechanical Engineering faculty as they demonstrate mechanical properties of objects in everyday life. 
  • Cadaver Dissection Lab: Witness and interact with human cadavers and participate in a hands-on dissection of various animal organs in our Cadaver Lab session. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about our Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Exercise and Health Sciences programs.  
  • Electrical Engineering: Put your skills to the test as you learn binary code and program a robot to follow a line on the floor. Students interested in electrical engineering, robotics, and computer science are encouraged to join! 
  • Mathematical Sciences: You will be guided through a few paper folding exercises based on precise geometrical rules. Discover how paper folding can be fun, and deal with surprising practical applications - such as in deployable solar panels of satellites.  
  • Computer Science: Students will see how a classic game could be turned into an app, while learning about the various roles computer scientists, software engineers, and data scientists play in developing games. 
  • Petroleum Engineering: Join the Petroleum department for a high-octane demo of different hydrocarbon applications in a high-performance Mazda RX-8 (weather permitting). Next, take a spin through our state-of-the-art laboratories. 
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Escape Room: Join the Writing Program for an escape room scenario that mixes fun with academic integrity principles. Successfully complete academic-honesty-themed tasks to win a prize! 
  • General Engineering: Watch a hands-on presentation, that demonstrates the remote sensing capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). See first-hand how these hi-tech aircrafts perform data collection, magnetic model geological characterization of sedimentary basins, apply remote sensing in hydrology, climate changes, and cyrshperic science and more!  
  • Nursing Simulation: The nursing department will demonstrate use of a computerized mannequin that performs human functions to create a realistic clinical environment and give students an opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare scenarios. 
  • Occupational Safety and Health: Harness-up and learn how to work from extreme heights and keep jobsites safe. OSH is a highly employable health science field with jobs available in numerous industries worldwide. 
  • Environmental Engineering: Explore drone-based remote sensing data collection in water resources engineering & mine waste remediation projects and innovative water & air treatment technologies. 
  • Metallurgical & Materials Engineering: In this dynamic session, learn about how materials can be manipulated with a casting demonstration, a steel forging competition, and an exciting thermite welding demo. 
  • Mining Engineering: Explore blasting, get to see what happens when chemical energy is released, and learn about the importance of safety in mining through a virtual reality (VR) experience. 
  • Business & Information Technology: Learn how to create your own app and apply it to business use, while learning more about Tech’s Business and Information Technology program. 
  • Highlands Campus Tour: Interested in one of our associates of certificate programs? This tour will give you a peek into the incredible hands-on lab spaces at Highlands College. Attendees must have their own transportation to 25 Basin Creek Rd.  
*Parents and Guests will not be allowed into certain sessions, due to space limitations. They will be redirected to panels, tours, and other available sessions. 

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