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Engineering technology holds April 30 open house, ...

Engineering technology holds April 30 open house, awards ceremony

The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology held its annual open house and awards ceremony April 30, in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building.

La Vergne, Tennessee-based Schneider Electric employee and MTSU alumnus Mario Jimenez, foreground right, adjusts a mechanism on the robotic arm of the senior engineering technology project for Justin McIntosh, left, and Alex Mitthivong. It occurred April 30 during the department's open house and awards ceremony in Cantrell Hall inside the Tom H. Jackson Building. The two electromechanical engineering technology students will graduate Saturday, May 9. Mitthivong is an intern this semester with Schneider Electric. Jimenez graduated in December 2014. (MTSU photo by Randy Weiler)

La Vergne, Tennessee-based Schneider Electric employee and MTSU alumnus Mario Jimenez, foreground right, adjusts a mechanism on the robotic arm of the senior engineering technology project for Justin McIntosh, left, of Columbia, Tennessee, and Alex Mitthivong of Smyrna, Tennessee. It occurred April 30 during the department’s open house and awards ceremony in Cantrell Hall inside the Tom H. Jackson Building. The two electromechanical engineering technology students will graduate Saturday, May 9. Mitthivong is an intern this semester with Schneider Electric. Jimenez graduated in December 2014. (MTSU photo by Randy Weiler)

In addition to poster presentations with hands-on projects, student projects displayed included the solar boat, Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and lunar rover. Student awards for the 2014-15 academic year were presented.

The public and campus community were invited to the free event.

The lunar rover team had one of its two entries place first in the U.S. and third internationally at the 22nd annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge recently in Huntsville, Alabama. The second entry placed 19th overall. The Baja SAE placed among the top 30 teams in the competition at Opelika, Alabama, April 9-12.

Engineering technology is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

For more information about the department, call 615-898-5009.

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