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AEST Receives Donation from Bartush Signs

Sign InstallationFinding the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology just got a whole lot easier thanks to the help of Bartush Signs. Two new signs were installed on Osburn Hall that clearly indicate what takes place in the building. "One of my goals as department chair," said Len Litowitz, "was to have some kind of signage installed on the building to let people know who we are and what we do."

The signs were donated by Chris Bartush (92), Kendra Keeport-Bartush (92), and Madelyn Bartush (2018). Chris and Kendra met here at MU while both were students in the AEST department. Kendra is a technology teacher and Chris is part owner of Bartush Signs. Dr. Litowitz commented "I approached Chris about a quote for fabricating exterior signage for Osburn Hall to indicate the name of the department about a year ago, and instead of providing a quote they offered to fabricate and install the signage for free as a donation to their alma-mater!"

Chris and Madelyn Bartush
Chris Bartush ‘92 and Madelyn Bartush 18

Airline Hydraulics Makes Donation to AEST

Airline Hydraulics, distributor of hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, and electrical/automation controls recently donated all new air regulators, fittings, and hose to the Automation/Robotics Laboratory in Osburn Hall. The components were needed to provide individually regulated air to each of the 12 new robots now located in Osburn.

The AEST Department is grateful for the support of Mr. Mark Steffens, General Manager Automation and Safety Divisions, at Airline for making the donation. Dave Smith, Automation Sales Engineer, delivered the components personally to the AEST Department. Dr. John Wright, Professor & ARET Program Coordinator pursued and received the donation for the Department.

 “Our students appreciate the support of Airline Hydraulics and I certainly hope they will give the folks at Airline a call when they are employed in the field as automation/controls and manufacturing engineers when they require assistance” says Wright.

Thank You Airline Hydraulics!

2017 Awards at ITEEA

Students from both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the department were recipients of significant awards at the 2017 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference in Dallas, Texas.  At the FTEE Spirit of Excellence Breakfast the annual Donald Maley outstanding student awards were given to both undergraduate and graduate students.  The awards, given in honor of Dr. Donald Maley of the University of Maryland, is presented to students who represent the spirit of excellence exemplified by Dr. Maley throughout his long and influential career in technology and engineering teacher education.  Millersville University’s recipients were Shane Waters at the undergraduate level and Erica Roth at the graduate level.

Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honor society for professionals in technology held its annual international breakfast at the conference.  At the breakfast EPT gives out its annual William E. Warner Awards for such things as undergraduate research, graduate research, essays, and chapter accomplishments.  The award is named after the founder of the organization.  This year Molly Miller won the Graduate Student Research Award for Region 1.  Molly’s thesis, entitled The Impacts of Elementary STEM Curriculum on State Standardized Testing Performance: A Case Study, was the research for which she was awarded.  Molly, who is a technology and engineering education teacher in the Penn Manor School District, was unable to attend the conference.  Her thesis committee chairperson Dr. Scott Warner presented her with the award back at Millersville.

Girls Careers in Engineering & Technology Seminar

The Girls Careers in Engineering & Technology Seminar was held on Thursday, October 27, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in Millersville University’s Department of Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology. The seminar was available to junior and senior high school girls who expressed an interest in pursuing a technical or engineering-related career.

Girl's Careers in Technology & Engineering Seminar

Twenty-eight high school girls attended with their parents and teachers to learn about the kinds of careers that are in high demand in engineering and technical fields, as well as degree programs offered in the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety, and Technology (AEST).  The seminar began with introductions by current AEST students— Abigail Barnhart , Morgan Darrah, Tiffany Edwards, Ashley Latz, Marie Leatherman, Brittany Myer, Amanda Piergallini, and Katie Remely—who shared experiences about their degree programs and career paths.

In addition to information about careers and educational opportunities, the seminar included a panel discussion with AEST graduates who are currently working in technical and engineering fields.  Panelists included:

  • Jana Bonds, Technology and Engineering Educator, Emory H. Markle Intermediate School

  • Katherine Miller, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Armstrong World Industries

  • Colleen Moore, Product Designer, Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • Erin Nuss, Associate Manager of Education, Speciality Graphics and Imaging Association

Welcome Dr. Alex Johnson!

Dr. Alex JohnsonDr. Alex Johnson joined Millersvill e university as an Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Technology in the  Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology in the fall 2016. Prior to joining Millersville, he served as an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota where he received his Ph.D. and taught various courses in the area of materials & processes, manufacturing and other technical subjects. Dr. Johnson brings extensive industrial consulting experience to MU and has been active with the ATMAE professional organization.

Please welcome Dr. Johnson to the Department.

Take me out to the Ballgame!

For the second year in a row the graduate students in the Technology & Innovation program and their family and friends went to see the Lancaster Barnstormers in their second home game of the season.  This year’s outing went to see the Barnstormers play the Somerset Patriots at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  Twenty-six students and faculty were in attendance.  Three of the people with the group were from countries where baseball is not so common.  Two of them, Dr. Manfredi and graduate student Josephin Vincent, were more familiar with cricket but they learned fast and started to pick up the nuances of the game.  Sometime around the fifth inning the Technology & Innovation program was called out and welcomed to the game through the stadium’s announcement system and up on the large score board in the outfield. 

At the ballpark

Two years in a row? Have we started a tradition?

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Dr. Atwater Receives NSF Grant

Millersville University students from Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology; chemistry and physics will soon be working together on nanotechnology projects, thanks to the efforts of Millersville University’s Dr. Mark Atwater. The assistant profesor of applied engineering, safety & technology was awarded a $502,420 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to pursue researching the use of nanotechnology on metal foams.

The grant, which spans five years, is entitled “CAREER: New Solid State Metal Foams Using Oxide Reduction and Intraparticle Expansion.” Work under the grant will begin in June.

The NSF explains that a “Career grant” –is targeted for “…faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”

Atwater has been researching how nanostructured metals can be used in different applications since he began his Ph.D. studies at North Carolina State University in Materials Science and Engineering.

The NSF grant is Atwater’s third grant project.  In October he received a five-year grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground to further study nanostructured metals, including high-entropy alloys and thermoelectrics. The new CAREER grant is based on work first established in conjunction with Army researchers and will complement existing efforts.

“Oxides can inadvertently get into metals during processing,” explained Atwater. “I have been working on how to control it and ways to benefit from it.  The Army is interested because they want lightweight, strong materials for applications such as air and ground vehicles.”

In addition, Atwater is working on a research project to grow carbon nanofibers. The application of these unique foams may benefit the catalytic process used in that work and allow for overall cost reduction. That work is also funded through NSF until August of 2017.

“Metallic foams and porous metal structures are valuable because they are strong for their weight, can absorb impact energy and allow for efficient heat transfer,” said Atwater.  “We first observed this new foaming mechanism in copper, and the new NSF grant will allow us to explore other metals, including nickel.”

There is a significant educational component to the grant including funding for two undergraduates and one graduate assistant (G.A.).  Laura Guevara, a senior chemistry major, has been working with Atwater and will be the G.A. on the project when she graduates in May. “I’ve always been interested in chemistry but I never imagined I’d be able to do this type of research at Millersville.  I started my undergraduate work at Penn State, but it wasn’t a good fit. This has been amazing for me,” said Guevara, a Cocalico High School graduate.

Expanding the undergraduate nanofabrication option in applied engineering and developing additional programs, including a graduate offering, are on the radar for Atwater. “An opportunity for graduate study where we collaborate with other departments could really boost our enrollment potential and bring new opportunities to Millersville,” said Atwater.

“We would also like to connect with local or regional businesses,” said Atwater. “The ramifications of being able to produce strong, lightweight materials out of a variety of metals could be helpful for any number of businesses. We would like to encourage companies to partner with us at Millersville.”

Robotics Team - National Champions!

The puzzle pieces fell together and Millersville University’s (MU) Technology, Management and Applied Engineering Student Chapter (Robotics Team) won the national championship at the Associations of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering’s (ATMAE) Robotics Competition.

The competition was held in Pittsburgh, Pa. from Nov. 11-14 and a team of 12 MU students created MAVIS3D (The Millersville Autonomous Vision Inductive Sorter with 3D Printed Technology) participated with their robot and captured numerous awards.

MAVIS3D was built on a piece of recycled aluminum and the team used 3D printing technology to create the plastic components of the robot. They began the construction of the robot in spring 2015. The robot competed in two performance-based events, an obstacle course and a relay race.

For the obstacle course, MAVIS3D went over two obstacles manually including a burlap bridge and teeter-totter, before using sensors along silver tape and collecting blocks into a carousel. After collecting the blocks, the robot sorted them to spell “ATMAE,” which helped the team collect another award.

In the relay race, the challenge for MAVIS3D was to collect pieces of a logo puzzle and place them in an area marked for assembly. From there, the student team assembled the puzzle by hand. MAVIS3D led the team to win first place in the event.

Front row (left to right): Cody Martin, Skylar Zarzecki, Michael Brown, Dean Della Loggia. Back row (left to right): Gregory Schneider, Joseph Wright, Ryan Lees, Kevin Piaskowski, Christopher Reuling, Samuel Brennan, Dr. Mehmet Goksu(Lead Advisor), Trevor Coble, Webster Chatman, and Dr. John Wright(Co-Advisor)

“It is a great honor. It is a national recognition of our applied engineering, safety, and technology department and Millersville University, but more importantly, it is a recognition of our students and their ability to complete the project successfully,” stated Dr. Mehmet Goksu, the lead advisor of the Robotics Team and associate professor of physics. “I really enjoyed working with the team on this project and I have learned a lot from them. I am so proud of our achievement.”

The team won the following awards:

  • 1st place overall
  • 1st place performance (Relay Race)
  • 1st place fan vote
  • 1st place fabrication and innovation
  • 1st place poster
  • 1st place team presentation and technical report
  • 2nd place performance (Obstacle Course)
  • 2nd place in electronics / control methodology

In addition, Cody Martin, a sophomore majoring in applied engineering and technology management, won fourth place in the Haig Vahradian Technology Challenge quiz bowl. The quiz bowl is named in memory of the late Dr. Vahradian, who was a professor of industry and technology at MU. Drs. John Wright, Mark Snyder and Louise Manfredi from applied engineering, safety and technology department served as co-advisor of the team.

The MU Robotics Team has now won more than 35 awards in national and international robotics competition. This is the third time the team has won the ATMAE Robotics Cup, since its inception in 2002.

Originally appeared in the MU Exchange: Robotics Team - National Champs!

TEECA Students Bring Home 4 Awards

Twenty-six members of the Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) at Millersville University traveled to Virginia Beach along with two of their advisors (Sharon Brusic & Len Litowitz) for the annual TEECA Eastern Regional Conference from November 8-10, 2015. Every student competed in at least one of eight events at the conference and TEECA@MU proudly brought home four awards, including 2nd place in Robotics (Al Gallo, Amanda Piergallini, Adam Kennedy, John Zug, and Dan Simms), 3rd place in the Technology Challenge Quiz Bowl (Shane Waters, Matthew Dietrich, Darcie Jones, Derek Hakes), 3rd place in K-5 STEM Design (Abigail Sweeney, Joshua Handshaw, Lauren Coker), and 3rd place in Instructional Module (Grace Painter, Darcie Jones, Lexi Iagnemma).

The competition was tough, but TEECA members competed well in all events they entered. In addition to participating in competitive events at the conference, students engaged in a teambuilding experience, interacted with potential employers at the job fair, and networked with about 200 peers and professors from about a ten universities throughout the Eastern seaboard region during meal and social functions. 

Congratulations go out to all TEECA member participants. In addition, the TEECA at MU executive board, led by President Greg Schneider, Vice President Grace Painter, Treasurer Marie Leatherman, Secretary Alaric Gallo, and Reporter Darcie Jones, is to be commended for helping to organize this highly successful professional development experience for its members.

New Degree Launched: Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology

The Board of Governors approved the Millersville University bachelor of science in automation and intelligent robotics engineering technology (AIRET) degree program on Oct. 8, 2015.  The study of robotics involves the design, modeling, optimization, documentation and automation of advanced control problems. The curriculum of the new robotics program includes in-depth technical content of electronics, control systems, mechanical systems and computer programming and applications to prepare professionals equipped to design, improve, maintain and manage robotic and automated process and control systems.

Combining coursework from the applied engineering, safety and technology and computer science departments, the robotics engineering technology program is designed to produce graduates with the ability to work with multiple types of technology to design and implement projects that have advanced programming needs. “This new Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science degree will help companies in the region and beyond remain competitive in today’s global market,” said Dr. John Wright, AIRET program coordinator.

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Millersville Offers STEM Endorsement

The Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Millersville University’s application for the undergraduate integrative STEM education (iSTEM) endorsement for early childhood education majors. This is the first undergraduate iSTEM education endorsement program in Pennsylvania. AEST faculty members collaborated with faculty in elementary, middle & exceptional education (EMEE) to apply for this new endorsement. Early childhood education majors can take four courses – some which will be taught by AEST faculty – and apply for the iSTEM endorsement on their teaching certificate. The courses include ERCH 190 Introduction to Integrative STEM Education Pedagogy, EDTE/ERCH 290 Children’s Engineering, EDTE 490 Integrative Learning Using Experiential Strategies, and EDTE/ERCH 495 Integrative STEM Education Practicum. Courses begin Summer 1 2015. For more information, contact Sharon Brusic at Sharon.Brusic@millersville.edu or 717-871-5548.

You can read more about it at Lancaster Online.

Technical Entrepreneurship Class on the News.

Dr. Barry David's Technical Entrepreneurship class is getting a lot of attention in the area because they are using 3-D printing to manufacture products. Check out what the students are doing in the news report below. For more information on 3_D printing in the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (or to get your own pair of LUXARMOUR glasses), please contact Dr. Barry David.

Students Create 3-D Company

Student Modeling 3-D GlassesDr. Barry David's Technical Entrepreneurship class usually creates quality products that are sold to the public at the end of the semester. In fact, the goal of this course is to examine enterpreneurship and the issues associated with developing a product and taking it to market by forming a student owned and run company each semester it's offered. This semester, the students took it up a notch!

NexTrack Printing came to life, and the product the students desgned are sunglasses. The "Blues Brothers-esque" shades look pretty ordinary until you consider how they were made: these shades were actually printed! The student company is in the process of organizing a production run, and hope to have their sunglasses available to the public by the end of the semester. Read more about this endeavor in the Millersville Exchange by clicking here.

Take me out to the ballgame!

The students in the new Master of Technology & Innovation degree took some time out of their studies to take in a Lancaster Barnstormers game. Dr. Scott Warner hosted the event for seven current students, several potential students, friends of the program, and the graduate faculty. It seems like we have a new tradition in the department!

Read more about it and see some pictures on our Facebook feed: https://www.facebook.com/MUAEST

ASTM Materials Camp - July 2015

PA Teachers: Are you looking for a fun and productive way to get some Act 48 credits this summer?

ASM Materials Camp

ASM Materials Camp - July 27-31 2015
Osburn Hall, Millersville University

Who should attend?

  • High school science teachers, chemstry teachers, physics, teachers, math teachers, and Technology & Engineering Education Teachers.
  • Middle school physical science teachers.

Why attend?

  • Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans.
  • Help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering.

Cost: Free

  • Includes 4 continuing education units, all materials, lunches, and snacks.
  • PA teachers can use this towards Act 48 credits.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit the ASM Foundation, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter's Web site by clicking here. From that page you can read more about the program and use their links to register for the event or contact the coordinator for more information.

Congratualtion TEECA - Fall 2014 Conference Wins

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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ATMAE Student Group Competes in St. Louis

The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Student Chapter at Millersville University (aka MU Robotics Team) recently competed in the 2014 National ATMAE Robotics Competition held in St. Louis, MO.

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This year teams from around the country were challenged to develop a small robot that could do four different tasks: kick a football through a goal post, sprint a dash race event, lift a specified dumbbell weight, and collect as many golf balls as possible while traversing a marathon track event. This year’s MU robot was named TOM (Tele-operated Marauder). The challenge this year was more of an mechanical engineering/design problem where the difficulty lied in how to design a custom robot to perform all four tasks in a small specified footprint/size. Each year the ATMAE National Robotics Competition issues a brand new competition challenging teams from around the country. 

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Dr. Atwater Receives 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.”

TEECA Honored for Continued Support

The Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (MU-TEECA) was recently invited to the Lancaster Science Factory to hold their regular meeting, and to see what the facility is all about. MU-TEECA was also honored with the “Dedication to Public Education” award for their years of support and service to the interactive museum. Lancaster Science Factory provided dinner for the students and presented the association’s co-advisors with a plaque to recognize the students’ efforts.

MU-TEECA and its advisors have designed and constructed many interactive exhibits and experiments for the museum. One of the exhibits called “Can you lift 100 pounds” has three stations where museum goers can pull ropes to lift 100 pound weights. The children learn that through using pulleys in various ways, large amounts of weight can be lifted with ever decreasing effort. Other exhibits include a KNEX racetrack, experimenting with levers, a life-sized Newton’s cradle that uses volleyballs instead of marbles, experiments with different kinds of lighting, and a ball room for the younger kids.

TEECA Recognition
Ms. Emily Landis, Director of Lancaster Science Factory is flanked by MU-TEECA Co-advisors Dr. Len Litowitz and Dr. Sharon Brusic.

AEST Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology welcomes three new faculty members to its ranks. Please take a moment and seek out our new permanent professors and welcome them to the area.

Dr. Ebrahim Karan
Dr. Ebrahim Karan

Dr. Karan arrived in August 2014, and his main teaching responsibilities will be in the Construction Management option. Dr. Karan comes to us from Georgia Tech where he taught various courses in construction engineering and management.

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Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Dr. Khalighi is new to our Occupational Safety and Environmental Health program. Dr. Khalighi comes from a rich background that includes mechanical engineering and safety, most recently at San Diego State University.

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Dr. Louise Manfredi

Dr. Louise Manfredi

Dr. Manfredi is also new this semester. Her main teaching responsibilities will be in the CADD area. She comes to us from the University of Leeds with preparation in both product design and mechanical engineering.

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AEST Hosts First Tech Challenge

FTC

For the second time, the First Technology Challenge (FTC) Championship was held at Millersville University – with nearly 400 high school students visiting campus to participate in this robotics challenge. Hosted by the Millersville University Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST), this event was held on Saturday, March 1 in Marauder Court of the Student Memorial Center.

The competition required teams of students to build and design robots following strict guidelines and size requirements. The teams competed in the Block Party, a challenge requiring the teams to work together or against each other in various rounds featuring a sophisticated field with 100 blocks, scoring areas and pendulums. The team whose robot  gathered the most blocks – with certain areas of a field worth more points than others – won.

FTC’s goal is to encourage education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

“AEST invests a lot of time in bringing this program to Millersville,” said Dr. Sharon Brusic, associate professor, AEST. “With that, MU’s AEST hosted an Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Osburn Hall, which featured demonstrations and presentations, as well as admission and degree program information.” 

As another way to share information with high schools students participating in the FTC, MU’s AEST set up a booth in Marauder Court with information on all the AEST majors offered at Millersville.

The FTC is organized entirely by volunteers. “As a sponsor of this competition, many MU AEST students and faculty members will be present to serve as volunteers,” added Brusic.

Photo courtesy of Tom Bacho, senior Technology Education major; story courtesy of theEXCHANGE.

Students and Advisor Show Well: 2013 ATMAE Conference

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The student chapter of the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) traveled to New Orleans, LA to attend the 2013 annual conference. This year's theme was "Developing the Future Workforce," was highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Tom Kurfess, a former White House fellow in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

While at the conference, the students participated in the Student Robotics Competition - Robo-Hoops. The competition capped off a year-long effort by the students to build a robotic device that sorted ping pong balls by color and shoot them into a corresponding hoop of the same color. In addition to completing the challenge, the students also had to document their research and prepare a technical report and a poster to illustrate their efforts. The results are as follows:

1st Place: Technical Report

1st Place: Technical Poster

1st Place: Overall

In addition to the extraordinary student performances, chapter advisor Dr. John Wright was honored with the Charles W. Keith Award. This award is ATMAE's highest honor, given only when an individual is judged to have displayed exemplary accomplishments towards significant development of ATMAE. This award was last presented over a decade ago, and Dr. Wright is the eighth recipient to receive the honor.

TEECA Brings Home the Awards: 2013 Conference

The Technology & Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) held it's eastern regional conference in Virginia Beach November 10-12, 2013. Millersville's student chapter traveled to Virginia to participate in this event. The event aims at providing preparing Technology & Engineering Education teachers with professional development, networking, and a venue to show their competitive sides.

This year, Millersville's TEECA chapter placed seven of the ten competitions. The breakdown is as follows:

First Place: Elementary Design/K-5 STEM - Cortney Hauer, Darvie Jones, Andrew Glick, and Kaitlyn Mellon

First Place: Mechatronics - Brian Souder, Greg Schneider, Brandon Kostishak, Derek Hakes, and Amanda Osbun

Second Place: Communications - Tom Bacho, Alisha Gerhart, and Alanna Kelly

Second Place: Manufacturing - Travis Bisbing, Brandon Tarby, Thomas Anello, Kohl Orner, Matt Deitrich, and Nicole Wittaker

Third Place: Transportation - Korbin Shearer, Josh Grannetino, Russ Carey, Nick Aquilino, and Julia Young

Third Place: Problem Solving - Dan Lingle, Trevor Haney, Josh Smith, Shane Walters, Glendon Clark, and Laura Myers

Third Place: Teaching Lesson - Laurien Atkins and Dustin Keyser

 

Congratulations to all TEECA members for a strong performance !

TEECA 2013