Senators announce more than $190,000 for Carroll College

Baucus, Tester Say The Grant Will Enhance The University’s Civil Engineering Program

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced a $191,593 grant to strengthen the Civil Engineering program at Carroll College in Helena.

The federal funding will be used to expand Carroll’s existing program, which focuses on structural analysis and design. The enhanced Civil Engineering program will allow students more flexibility in curriculum to pursue other areas including transportation and environment and public health.

“As new jobs and businesses pour into Montana, our need for all kinds of civil engineers will keep growing,” Baucus said. “This grant is an investment in Montana’s students and in our future. We’ve got to do all we can to make sure Montana’s best and brightest stay right here to go to school, find jobs and raise their families.”

“This grant means more Montanans can get the education they want right here in Big Sky Country,” Tester said.  “I support this funding because these dollars are about expanding options and building a future for our graduates.  We will always need civil engineers to keep folks healthy, our environment clean and our buildings and roads safe.”

The grant will be used to fund a new faculty position, new equipment, professional development and to develop and test courses in the new areas of emphasis. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Education’s directed Grants program.