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Congratulations TEECA!

Twenty-five students and three advisors of the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA@MU) attended the TEECA Eastern Regional Conference in Virginia Beach November 9-11, 2014. TEECA@MU paricipated in nine skill competitions and placed in seven of them. 

First Place: Communications Contest -              Tom Bacho, Julia Young, Erica Roth, Amber Updike

Here's their winning video:

First Place: Mechatronics - Shane Walters, Will Brenzel, Derek Hakes 

Second Place Teams:

Problem-Solving: Matt Dietrich, Joshua Grannetino, Tom Anello
Manufacturing: Matt Dietrich, Damon Barreca, Nicole Whittaker, Ryan Haugh, Tom Anello, Bob Schumacher
Teaching Lesson: Lauren Atkins, David Levy

Third Place Teams:

K-5 STEM: Cortney Hauer, Grace Painter, Darcie Jones, Marie Leatherman
Technology Challenge: Ryan Haugh, Lauren Atkins, Joshua Grannetino, Cortney Hauer

Epsilon Pi Tau Inducts 22 New Members

The Beta Phi chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau inducted twenty-two new members on Friday, October 24, 2014. The auspicious occasion was attended by well over 100 people including three department faculty members Dr. Len Litowitz, Dr. Ken Delucca, and Dr. Tom Bell. Eighteen undergraduate students were inducted as well as four recently hired faculty members.

Membership in Epsilon Pi Tau Honorary is highly selective. Students must meet rigorous academic standards, display leadership achievements or potential, and be recommended by current Epsilon Pi Tau members. Please view the full list of this semester's honorees in the right-hand column of this page.

EPT Inductees
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Dr. Atwater Awarded NSF Grant

Dr. Mark Atwater

The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Mark Atwater, Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology, with more than $290,000 to study how carbon is deposited from gas. The three-year grant was awarded on August 1, 2014.

Students from Millersville’s Applied Engineering and Chemistry departments will assist in Dr. Atwater’s research. This project will provide an opportunity for independent study and honors thesis work.

“I hope to employ at least three undergraduate students during the grant and serve as a mentor for other students who wish to complete independent study or honors thesis work,” said Dr. Atwater.

The project, “Multi-Scale Analysis of Catalytically Grown Carbon Nanofibers and Bulk Components,” will allow Dr. Atwater to study the way carbon nanofibers, strands of carbon about 1/1000th the diameter of a human hair, form.

“We are growing these fibers in molds to form three-dimensional components which are entirely fibrous, robust and flexible,” said Atwater.

The ability to directly produce a custom, carbon nanofiber product may allow new advances in composites, hydrogen storage, and air and water filtration.

“The smaller these fibers are, the greater their specific strength gets,” Dr. Atwater explained about composites. For filtration, the small fibers can fit together with smaller gaps to restrict fine particles from passing. “The material can be used in normal filtration applications, like a Brita filter, that uses activated carbon.”

AEST Homepage Achive Added

A new feature has been added to the Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology Web site starting this semester. Homepage stories will be archived on a Story Archive page. Up until Fall 2014, homepage stories would be replaced and lost to the ages. A "Quick Link" has been added to the navigation bar so you can come back and look up past events. If you would like to view ou archive now, please use this link.

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2014 EPT Inductees

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2014 Inductees
Sarah E. Bomberger
Russell F. Carey
Cody G. Dye
Derek J. Hakes
Ebrahim Karan *
Mehdi Khalighi *
Thomas L. Luckenbaugh
Louise R. Manfredi *
Ashleigh B. Morgan
Russell J. Morrissey
Erin L. Nuss
Jack O. Ogutu *
Matthew T. Petrushka
Connor P. Ronan
Erica L. Roth
Gregory P. Schneider
Robert A. Schumacher
Korbin L. Shearer
Walter J. Simko
Paul J. Thom
Amber R. Updike
Kyle V. Wolfe
* Faculty inductee

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AEST Graduates are...

With an AEST degree, you could have an exciting career as a...

  • STEM Educator
  • Control System Specialist
  • Industrial Trainer
  • Product Designer
  • CADD Draftsman/Estimator
  • Senior Quality Analyst
  • Product Design Engineer
  • CNC Programmer
  • Validation Specialist
  • Graphic Layout Designer
  • Account Representative
  • Industrial Control Designer
  • Technology & Engineering Teacher
  • Graphic Services Coordinator
  • Safety Inspector
  • Fire Safety Coordinator
  • Corporate Safety Officer
  • Innovations Manager
  • Process Flow Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Hygienist

...and much, much more!


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