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Montana Tech lands $1.5M for new labs

Posted: 4:24 PM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-24 18:24:43-04

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has pledged $1.5 million in cash and equipment to fund the construction and operation of 4 power-system laboratories on the Montana Tech campus.

Matt Donnelly, department head of Electrical Engineering at Montana Tech, said the gift will be used to transform a portion of Tech's NRRC into a world-class laboratory focused on power-system protection and control and energy conversion.

The space will be called in Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Power-Systems Lab and will include a protection lab, an energy conversion lab, a power plant/systems lab and a training and learning lab.