Thursday, October 01, 2015

[119] Oct. 2 MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic benefits student projects

MURFREESBORO — Golfers participating in the fourth annual MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic will be helping fund the department and its nationally recognized student projects.

Alumni, friends of the university and business partners are invited to participate in this 2015 homecoming event, which will be held starting at noon Friday, Oct. 2, 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/8 golfers), gold ($1,000) and silver ($500). Individual golfers can play for $125. 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 Engineering Technology Department, P.O. Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132. A copy of the form is available on the department website,, or call 615-898-5009.

Engineering Technology chair Walter Boles 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 Vehicles Program and other projects include the solar boat, lunar rover (NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge), Raider Robotics Team, alternative energy and other technology-based ventures. Vehicles 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

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