Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[434] MTSU engineering technology student gizmos featured at April 27 event in Smyrna

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU student projects and Experimental Vehicle Program competition projects will be at the forefront of the Engineering Technology Poster and Project Presentation, to be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Nissan Training Center, 663 Ken Pilkerton Drive, in Smyrna, Tennessee.

The event is open to the public and MTSU campus community.

This marks the first time the department has taken the event, which has been an open house, off campus.

In addition to posters, hands-on engineering technology, mechatronics engineering and other projects on display include:

• A solar cellphone charger.
• A solar drinking water filter.
• Mail delivery system.
• A coffee cup fetcher.
• Society of Mechanical Engineers robot projects.
• Solar boat.
• Lunar rover.
• A Pack Bot military-style robot.

Representatives from industry — Nissan, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Murfreesboro Electric, Automation Nth and more — are planning to attend.

Refreshments and free T-shirts will be available while they last.

Engineering technology is one of 11 College of Basic and Applied Sciences departments. To learn more, visit

For more information about the event and engineering technology, call 615-898-2776.

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