The Advanced Fuels Center employs many talented Montana State University-Northern students to work on various research projects. Read about student experiences here >
|Clean Energy Summer Camp
The Clean Energy Summer Camp is an informational and practical workshop of making and using clean, alternative fuels. K-12 students will learn how biofuels are processed from renewable materials and how it is made in big scale factories. Students will also have hands-on experience of determining the properties of different fuels using instrumentation used by most fuel testing laboratories. We’ll announce the next Clean Energy Summer Camp in late Spring.
A Montana State University Northern event, TekNoXpo brings students from across the area to see the many areas of interest in the College of Technical Sciences. High School students are brought onto campus to meet Northern students, faculty, as well as industry partners.
The 2018 TekNoXpo was a major success in addressing alternative energy, the conception of light, and the importance of quality control on fuels to high school students from Montana. In addition, students were able to incorporate statistical data based on their findings.
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The Center offers tours for all age levels throughout the year. Tours are developed based on the size of the group, time available, and desires of the coordinator. Often, tours involve an experiment with one of our lab scientists to explain one of the many important concepts that we test here. Please contact Randy Maglinao for more information about scheduling tours.
|Big Sandy Science Fair
The Center is proud of our involvement with the development of local area young scientists. We work with Big Sandy High School students as they prepare to compete in the regional science fair. Students come to us with a proposed research plan and we assist them in the experimental design and development of their research. Most recently, some of our students went on to compete in the 2016 International Science Fair.
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|Box Elder Bots
STEM does not begin and end with biofuels. For this reason, the Center is involved in all types of educational outreach. We work with Box Elder High School’s VEX Robotics team. The team did impressively during their first year at the Montana Technology Student Association (TSA) conference and are excited for next year’s competition.