Butte, Montana is a dynamic area of economic growth in the state serving as a gateway for commerce along Interstate 90.
Often referred to as “The Richest Hill on Earth”, Butte was settled as a mining town in the 19th century. The city’s mining heritage has paved the way to cutting edge technologies in natural resource management and manufacturing.
The city sits in beautiful Southwest Montana along the continental divide. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, world-class fly-fishing can be found nearby in the famed Big Hole River. Whether you’d like to visit Butte’s historical sites or take advantage of Butte’s world class outdoor opportunities, there is something in Butte for everyone.
Butte is serviced by Bert Mooney Airport and is within driving distance from airports in Helena, Bozeman and Missoula (in order of proximity).
Montana Tech was founded in 1900 in Butte and has been known since as a highly esteemed institution of higher education. The school offers programs of distinction that reflect Montana’s natural resource history. For example, Montana Tech is one of only two U.S. schools that offer a B.S. degree in geophysical engineering; one of ten that offer a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering; one of nineteen that offer a B.S. degree in mining engineering; and one of only twenty that offer a B.S. in petroleum engineering. A number of Montana Tech graduates have risen to positions of leadership in resource and energy industries including one of this year’s keynote speakers, Ryan Lance who is the CEO of ConocoPhillips.