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[415] April 25 Engineering Technology Event Celebrates Students' Work

For release:  April 24, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
Engineering Technology contacts: Dr. Walter Boles (department chair),           615-898-2776 or
and Dr. Saeed Foroudastan (experimental vehicles), 615-494-8786 or

April 25 engineering technology event celebrates students’ work

MURFREESBORO — The general public and MTSU community are invited to the sixth annual Engineering Technology Open House and Awards Ceremony.

The department will celebrate the work performed by its students Wednesday, April 25, from 3 until 5 p.m. in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall.

There will be student poster presentations along with some of the student experimental vehicles and projects on display outside, including the Baja, Moon Buggy and Formula SAE. Awards will be presented at 3:30. Dr. Charles Perry, chair of the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, will be master of ceremonies.

Perry’s research project, the Honda station wagon that has the prototype wheel-hub motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit on both rear wheels, also will be on display.

Parking will be limited around the Tom Jackson Building. Visitors are encouraged to park in the South Rutherford Boulevard lot and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle into the campus core to reach the Jackson building, which is located next to Voorhies Engineering Technology.

For more information, call 615-898-5009.


Media welcomed.

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