Montana Technological University, more commonly known as Montana Tech, is a special-focus 4-year institution located in Butte, MT. Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has grown to encompass four schools and colleges offering numerous associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, including a B.S. in geophysical engineering, one of two institutions to do so. Montana Tech’s campus is also home to four research centers, including the Center for Advanced Mineral, Metallurgical, and Materials Processing, as well as the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, and holds the event Techxpo annually to present student research. Outside of academia, the Montana Tech campus is surrounded by 6 mountain ranges and 2 national parks providing opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and more.