Atlantic Richfield Company has awarded $1,500 scholarships to three Montana Tech students. Atlantic Richfield worked with Montana Tech faculty members to design a scholarship program with an essay section about conservation and sustainability.
Montana Tech environmental engineering and ecological restoration graduate student Augustina Kwesie Osabutey received the Biodiversity Scholarship. She answered the question, How does biodiversity benefit Butte? She was advised by Montana Tech associate professor Stella Capoccia.
Montana Tech Industrial Hygiene graduate student Griffen Warner received the Industrial Hygiene/Health Safety, Security and Environment Scholarship. He answered the question, Why are safety and health important aspects of conservation activities in the Butte/Anaconda area?. Warner was advised by Montana Tech assistant professor Lorri Birkenbuel.
Montana Tech student Carly Peach, who will begin an interdisciplinary master’s program specializing in ecology restoration in the fall at Montana Tech, received the restoration scholarship. She answered the questions, How do native species contribute to restoration? She was advised by Montana Tech associate professor Robert Pal.
“We hope the scholarship awards brought some holiday cheer to three students who composed winning essays that show a grasp of environmental remediation and how it can advance conservation and sustainability,” said Lindy Hanson, Deputy Operations Manager, Atlantic Richfield. “All of us at Atlantic Richfield’s Butte office have enjoyed working in partnership with Montana Tech over the years to share our engineering and science knowledge with students. Now we have a chance to learn from them as well.”