Thursday, May 01, 2014

[562] Engineering technology plans May 1 open house, awards ceremony

    Moon buggy, M&M sorter, unmanned aerial vehicle will be displayed 

MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology will hold its annual open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Tom H. Jackson Building on campus.

In addition to poster presentations, student projects that will be on display include the solar boat, Formula SAE and moon buggy. Student awards for the 2013-14 academic year will be presented.

Among the student projects will be an M&M candy sorter designed and built by senior Ryan Miller and an unmanned aerial systems vehicle, which developed by Marques Fulford, a master's in engineering technology student.

The public and campus community are invited. A printable campus map is available online at

The moon buggy team earned the prestigious Neil Armstrong Best Design Award and had its two entries place fifth and 12th overall during the 21st annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, previously known as the Great Moonbuggy Race, held at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Refreshments will be served and department T-shirts will be given away while supplies last.

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

For more information, call 615-898-5009.

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