OPEN HOUSE: MTSU Department of Engineering Technology

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OPEN HOUSE: MTSU Department of Engineering Technology | MTSU,mechanical engineering, technology,Julio Gonzalez, Ryan Miller,Cantrell Hall, MTSU News, David Soltani

In this May 2014 file photo, MTSU junior mechanical engineering technology student Julio Gonzalez, left, of Nashville, takes a photograph of former graduate student Ryan Miller's M&M Sorting Machine with his phone during the department's annual open house and awards ceremony in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building. Junior computer engineering technology student David Soltani of Murfreesboro watches his friend takes the photos. Similar projects will be on display from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at this year's open house. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

The MTSU Department of Engineering Technology will hold its annual open house and awards ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building.

In addition to poster presentations with hand-on projects, student projects that will be on display will include the solar boat, Baja SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and lunar rover. Student awards for the 2014-15 academic year will be presented.

The lunar rover team had one of its two entries place first in the U.S. and third internationally at the 22nd annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge recently in Huntsville, Alabama. The second entry placed 19th overall. The Baja SAE placed among the top 30 teams in the competition at Opelika, Alabama, April 9-12. The solar boat will compete in June.

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

Engineering technology is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

Parking:

To find parking and building location, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.