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Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Supporters

Our 2019 Sponsors included:

AmeriCorp Montana

Big Hole River Foundation

Big Sky Diagnostic Imaging, LLC

Bureau of Land Management

Broadcom Foundation MASTERS

Town Pump Charitable Foundation

Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP)

Charles A. Kestle & Associates

Montana Campus Compact

Charlie Pascavage Memorial Award

Citizens Technical Environmental Committee (CTEC)

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

Denny Menholt Ford

George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Dr. Gordon Haaland Memorial

Dr. Wilbur Held Memorial

Montana Tech School of Mines & Engineering

International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS)

Montana Science Teachers Association

Montana Space Grant Consortium

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Montana Tech Foundation

Montana Learning Center

National Society of Black Engineers Montana Tech Chapter

Natural Resource Damage Program

National Science Teacher Association

NorthWestern Energy

 Institute For Educational Opportunities

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound Math & Science

TRIO Talent Search

Montana Tech Jump Start Dual Enrollment

Montana Tech Biology Department

Montana Tech Mining Engineering Department

Montana Tech Metallurgy Department

Montana Tech Mineral Museum

Montana Tech Mathematical Sciences Department

Montana Tech Electrical Engineering Department

Montana Tech Geophysical Engineering Department

Montana Tech Foundation

Montana Tech Petroleum Engineering Department

Montana Tech Professional Technical  Communications Department

Montana Tech Research & Graduate Studies

Digger Athletic Association

National Association of Secondary School Principals

PitWATCH Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee

Water & Environmental Technologies (WET)

Pioneer Technical Services, Inc.

RECSilicon

Reach Higher Montana

Steele’s Furniture

Tillo Graphics

Many other local businesses and groups help make our fair a success through awards sponsorship’s.

Want to donate or sponsor an award?  Contact us at Sciencefair@mtech.edu.

 
 
Jim Handley - 2019 Paulette Miller Memorial Award Winner   From 1986 to today, is 33 years folks! Or if you really like doing math conversions you could say its been 396 months, 2,772 weeks, 19,404 days, or 465,696 hours since Dr. Jim Handley started his career as a science fair judge.  In 1997, the Chemistry Department handed over the administrative reigns of the fair to the Institute for Educational Opportunities. And the staff at IEO can testify, there has not been a single year over these three plus decades that Jim didn’t personally make sure math books were given out as awards, that he didn’t judge the fair, that he didn’t make outdated jokes about “here comes the judge” to the students, and that he didn’t tease our science fair committee for wanting more taco bars and better t-shirts for the judges.  Jim is a gentle spirit whose passion and values are easy to tell from his actions. His demeanor is one of cheesy dad jokes and speaking softly, but his actions speak of a different volume. One of intense passion for encouraging children to love math, to seek math in their everyday life, and to celebrate the power of children to solve the world’s problems. One of understanding the power of encouragement. Jim is a man of reliability, consistency, and dedication.    From all of us on the Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair staff,      THANK YOU JIM!  YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Jim Handley - 2019 Paulette Miller Memorial Award Winner

From 1986 to today, is 33 years folks! Or if you really like doing math conversions you could say its been 396 months, 2,772 weeks, 19,404 days, or 465,696 hours since Dr. Jim Handley started his career as a science fair judge.

In 1997, the Chemistry Department handed over the administrative reigns of the fair to the Institute for Educational Opportunities. And the staff at IEO can testify, there has not been a single year over these three plus decades that Jim didn’t personally make sure math books were given out as awards, that he didn’t judge the fair, that he didn’t make outdated jokes about “here comes the judge” to the students, and that he didn’t tease our science fair committee for wanting more taco bars and better t-shirts for the judges.

Jim is a gentle spirit whose passion and values are easy to tell from his actions. His demeanor is one of cheesy dad jokes and speaking softly, but his actions speak of a different volume. One of intense passion for encouraging children to love math, to seek math in their everyday life, and to celebrate the power of children to solve the world’s problems. One of understanding the power of encouragement. Jim is a man of reliability, consistency, and dedication.

From all of us on the Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair staff,

THANK YOU JIM!
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.