With Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education approval, MTSU’s Department of Engineering Technology began a mechatronics engineering program nearly three years ago. In August 2013, Michigan native and Michigan State transfer Dallas Trahan became the program’s first student. Others followed, and the trickle has ballooned to a fast-growing 250 majors as the spring semester winds down.
During the university’s May 7 morning commencement ceremony, 13 seniors will become the first MTSU mechatronics graduating class. Here’s a recap about the 13 graduating seniors, their projects and the prospects for high-paying jobs.
— Video by Randy Weiler