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Since 1977, American Indian Science and Engineering Society(AISES) has worked to substantially increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields — as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders. AISES employs a "full circle of support" model that begins with pre-college programs, progresses into collegiate life, and then into the professional years of members and on into retirement.

Science Fair

Stimulates an active student interest in science and engineering, provides an exceptional experience for students through exposure to professional level judges, provides public recognition of talented students for their independent research efforts, and increased public awareness of the importance of science education in our society.


The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.


AmeriCorps is a stream of national services launched in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. This program engages more than 50,000 people annually. It was created to expand opportunities for Americans to serve their community and earn money for college (Education Award). AmeriCorps supports several types of programs: VISTA, NCCC, State, National Direct and Education Award only.

Jump Start   /   Dual   Education

Montana Tech’s Jump Start Program is for high-achieving high school juniors and seniors who have an interest in early admission at Montana Tech to enroll in college level course work while still enrolled in high school. Now, Dual Credit college level courses are also taught at participating high schools by Montana Tech-approved instructors, and count toward both high school graduation requirements and also appears on the student's Montana Tech transcript.

Kids'   College

Kids' College is designed to meet the interests of almost anyone, so if your child is looking for a half day workshop or something to do all week, this is just the thing! Kids' College offers children a summer activities that are fun and educational.

Little   Digger   Day

Little Digger Day is designed for grade school children to visit our campus and interact with students and professors by completing fun activities that stimulate their interests in science and mathematics.


The Montana Department of Labor and Montana Tech have partnered together to create a training team to offer promotional trainings and technical support of the Montana Career Information System (MCIS). MCIS is an assessment and planning system that assists students in achieving their educational and career goals.


STEP (Succeeding Students in Engineering Programs) is designed to offer services in five general areas to assist female and/or ethnic minorities with successfully preparing themselves for careers in engineering.

Student   Success   Services

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Success Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Talent   Search

Montana Tech's Educational Talent Search (ETS) program will provide academic, career, and financial counseling to our high school and middle school participants and encourage them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choice.

Upward   Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1965 as part of the Economic Opportunity Act.It is an educational program designed to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to gain entrance into and achieve success in postsecondary education. Montana Tech has three Upward Bound Programs that are comprised of students in grades 9-12.