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March 11, 2013


The University of Montana’s Energy Technology Program will present “College of Technology at Idaho State University Energy Systems Technology and Education Center (ESTEC)” as its 2013 spring seminar. The seminar, which will discuss the role that the two programs may play in our nation’s energy future, will be held from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Health Building Room 06 on the East Campus.

The seminar features Ryan Pitcher, an instructor at Idaho State University ESTEC’s College of Technology since 2010. Over the past two years he has developed eight online theory courses pertaining to renewable energy.

Pitcher, an ESTEC graduate, worked for seven years as a manufacturing test engineer for Maxim Integrated Products, a semi-conductor manufacturer. He was the primary MTE for more than 65 radio frequency testers around the world and the secondary MTE for more than 350 testers in the U.S. While working at Maxim, Pitcher traveled extensively to conduct training and make system modifications and repairs.

For more information call Bradley Layton, director of Missoula College’s Energy Technology Program, at 406-243-7865 or email





Contact: Bradley Layton, director, Energy Technology Program, Missoula College, 406-243-7865,