Public invited to MTSU engineering technology open...

Public invited to MTSU engineering technology open house

The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology will hold its annual open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Tom H. Jackson Building on campus.

ET open house poster webStudent projects from the university’s Experimental Vehicles Program that will be on display include the solar boat, Formula SAE and Baja SAE vehicles and the  moon buggy.

MTSU’s moon buggy placed third overall and was best in the United States in the college and university division at the 20th annual Great Moonbuggy Race April 26-27at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

The public and campus community are invited to the open house. A printable campus map is available online at

“We are having our awards ceremony for scholarships and outstanding seniors and about 20 student poster presentations,” said Dr. Walter Boles, engineering technology chair.

“Our Experimental Vehicles Program projects will be on display, and we will provide departmental tours for those who are interested.”

Dr. Charles Perry, chairholder of the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, coordinates the student awards portion of the event.

Refreshments will be served and free engineering technology T-shirts will be available.

Engineering technology is one of 10 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

For more information, call 615-898-2776.

— Randy Weiler (