Sept. 26 Engineering Technology Golf Classic benef...

Sept. 26 Engineering Technology Golf Classic benefits student projects

An artist’s rendering of the Champions Run Golf Course clubhouse in Rockvale, Tennessee, site of MTSU’s third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic. (Champions Run graphic)

Participate in MTSU’s third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects.

The event will be held starting at noon Friday, Sept. 26, at Champions Run Golf Course, 14262 Mount Pleasant Road, in Rockvale, Tennessee, near Eagleville.

A light lunch will kick off the activities at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A silent auction will be held during the day. Following the end of play, awards will be presented and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Sponsorship levels will include platinum ($2,000 for two teams/eight golfers), gold ($1,000) and silver ($500). Hole sponsorships are $250 and the fee for individual golfers will be $125.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams.

RSVP by mailing your registration form and check to Jennifer Tweedie, c/o Department of Engineering Technology, P.O. Box 19, Murfreesboro, TN 37132. The deadline to enter is Monday, Sept. 1. A copy of the form is available on the department website,, or call 615-898-5009.

Walter Boles, Engineering Technology chair, said thousands of dollars are needed annually to defray expenses incurred by the various team projects, which gain the department and university considerable recognition when competing against other colleges and universities.

 The Experimental Vehicle Program and other projects include the solar boat, the moon buggy or NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge vehicle, the Raider Robotics Team, alternative energy and other technology-based ventures. The solar boat and moon buggy earned “Best Design” awards during national competitions this year. Both will be on display at the tournament.

The Davis Groupe of Murfreesboro is a primary sponsor. Engineering technology is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

To learn more about Engineering Technology’s offerings, including mechatronics engineering, visit the department website above and

For more information, call 615-898-5009 or email

— Randy Weiler (

MTSU’s third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic will be held Friday, Sept. 26, at Champions Run Golf Course in Rockvale, Tennessee. Pictured are participants from the 2013 event. (Submitted photo)