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Tech Camp for Kids Returned in 2021!

After taking the summer off in 2020 for public health considerations, Tech Camp for Kids is back this year and better than ever. This year the summer is chock-full of engaging and enriching experiences for campers of all levels from grades 1 through 12. 

We are taking added extra precautions this year to respond to the public health directives issued by the CDC and Commonwealth of Pennylvania by limiting our camp sizes, designing activities and spaces to maximize social distancing, requiring face coverings, providing frequent hand washing,  and thorough sanitization of environments on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide an interesting and exciting experience to our campers in the safest environment possible. 

Please see the camp offerings below and follow the registration link to sign up your camper. Please email Len Litowitz, camp director at or call him at 717-871-7215.

Click here to read more about Tech Camp for Kids 2021

Millersville Received Grant to Develop Covid-19 Training Materials

Millersville University is among the 90 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a Worker Safety and Health Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Millersville’s share is $72,000 for the one-year between October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.  The grants will provide education and training programs to help workers and employers recognize serious workplace hazards, including the coronavirus, implement injury prevention measures and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

“Having Millersville University selected through a competitive process to develop Pandemic Safety (COVID-19) Training Materials that will potentially be used nationally as approved “OSHA Training Materials” speaks to the quality of our program and our students,” says Dr. Jack Ogutu, associate professor, Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology.  “Our Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) majors who are planning on completing their internships during the summer 2021 semester will have the opportunity to participate in the pilot training sessions as representatives of their Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) internship employers. Additionally, once they graduate and are in full-time positions as EHS representatives, they will have full and easy access to the Pandemic Safety Training Materials that will be created through this grant.”

Ogutu worked with Dr. Rene Munoz, director of Sponsored Programs & Research Administration on the grant and included Hope Schmids, director of Workforce Development & Continuing Education as a major participant in the grant. She will coordinate the training logistics and bring in local businesses and employers to participate in the pilot training sessions. The department has received two National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) grants in the past, but this was the first from OSHA.

“The grant is very timely especially with businesses trying to deal with the disruptions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Ogutu. “Most businesses in Lancaster and around the country have limited resources to get quality training materials. We hope that through this grant we will develop materials that will be made accessible at no cost.”

“I would like to acknowledge my OSEH faculty colleagues, Dr. Betty-Jo Legutko and Dr. Mehdi Khalighi who are Co-PIs on this grant. I also want to thank one of our OSEH Industry Advisory Board members, Steve High (President, High EHS Consulting), who worked with us and provided support in putting the proposal together.”

The Susan Harwood Training Grants Program funds grants to nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, colleges and universities. Target trainees include small-business employers and underserved vulnerable workers in high-hazard industries. The fiscal year 2020 award categories are as follows: Targeted Topic Training, Training and Educational Materials Development, and Capacity Building.

The program honors the late Susan Harwood, former director of OSHA’s Office of Risk Assessment, who died in 1996. During her 17-year OSHA career, she helped develop federal standards to protect workers exposed to bloodborne pathogens, cotton dust, benzene, formaldehyde, asbestos and lead in construction.

AEST Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Dr. John Haughery

haughery-hp.jpgJohn Haughery brings 15 years of combined teaching, research and professional experience back to his alma matter. John Graduated from Millersville University with a BS in Industrial Technology and a concentration in Electronics/Control Systems in May of 2006. He went on to earn his Master of Science Degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky in 2014, and his PhD in Industrial and Agricultural Technology from Iowa State University in 2017. Professionally, John has eight years of experience designing, installing, and validating industrial instrumentation, automation, and control systems. He serves as a journal reviewer to the Journal of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering, Journal of Engineering Technology, Journal of Industrial Technology, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education. John is professionally active with the ATMAE association.

Mr. Dominick Manusos


Dominick Manusos is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He started his formal education in 2009 in North Carolina at North Carolina State University completing his BS in Technology, Engineering & Design Education with a minor in Graphic Communications in 2013.  He earned his Master’s degree in Sustainable Technology from Appalachian State University in 2015 and he is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Technology Education at North Carolina State University. Dominick has 1.5 years of public school teaching experience at the HS level and served as a graduate teaching assistant at North Carolina State University for two years. Dominick has seven years of experience working for a general contracting construction company where his experiences ranged from laborer to crew foreman, estimator, bidder and scheduler including new construction and renovation projects. He has experience with many aspects of the construction industry including writing quotes, providing job oversight, and logistics.

Junior Clark Miller Wins SGIA "Best of Show"

miller-c-sgia.jpgThe Department of Applied Engineering Safety & Technology is pleased to recognize junior Clark Miller as the recipient of the Best of Show Award in the Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition sponsored by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). These awards are highly sought after by students pursuing a career in printing related industries and all winning entries were displayed to industry leaders at the Printing United Expo held in Dallas, TX in October, 2019. SGIA is the trade association of choice for professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities.

 All student entries were evaluated by experts in the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT). Miller’s entry was a giclée print that utilized a high-quality inkjet printer to reproduce an image on canvas. His entry was created as a required project in the ITEC 351–Digital Imaging class offered through the Graphic Communication concentration in Osburn Hall. Miller printed his image digitally and entered it in the fine art category of the competition.


This student competition includes several categories according to different types of printed products and/or processes. First place winners within each category receive an ASDPT Award of Excellence. The most exceptional entry from the first place winners across categories is honored with the Best of Show distinction. Best of Show winners receive a special Academy Student Achievement Award and a cash prize of $500 to use toward their graphic arts education. Instructors also receive $500 to use toward their school’s graphic arts educational program.

Professor Mark Snyder regularly encourages his students to get involved in industry competitions. Not only does it help build the reputation of the MU Graphic Communication program but, foremost, it helps students understand industry expectations of quality. And, receiving national recognition such as this is certainly good for a student’s prospects after graduation. Snyder stated, “this was a great opportunity and Clark has shown that he has what it takes to excel in the industry.”

Firefighting Robots Compete in Osburn Hall

ff1.jpgThis year we had 11 robots compete for The “Coveted” Best Firefighting Robot Award. The contest is embedded (pun! we use embedded microcontrollers) in the ITEC 467 Mobile Robotics Class. Student teams of one or two members develop unique robots from a selection of available components (sonar sensors, infrared sensors, ultraviolet sensors, machine vision, servos, relays, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), fans, chassis, etc. to tackle the four room, 8’ x 8’ maze. 

The objective is for their robots to locate and ff2.jpgextinguish a candle randomly placed in one of four rooms in less than five minutes. Students use the Teensy Microcontroller and C++ to control their designs. Every year a twist, known as the unknown factor, is introduced in the last few weeks of the semester. This year, our maze had occupants. Not just any occupants, but superheroes (The Flash & The Green Lantern) that live in the maze together. The robots were to try and use a new machine vision unit called OpenMV Cam (using Python) to perform color recognition (Red or Green). Once the robots identify a randomized occupant, they either try and tell the superhero to leave the maze via the LCD onboard module (which signals the instructor to remove them physically from the maze) or avoid them altogether, as running over a superhero is an automatic disqualification. 

In the end, the winning team was comprised of two AETM RCS majors, Bradford Molchany and Giovanni Rivera. As a grand prize, the developers of the winning robot earn A’s in the class and are excused from the final code exam in addition to receiving a custom plaque/trophy and fancy gold (plastic) metals. Congrats to the new champs!

New CNC Machining Center Installed Fall 2019

with-new.jpgThe Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology installed a new piece of equipment in the Metals Laboratory at the beginning of Fall 2019. Haas Mini Mills are the industry standard for compact machining centers. They provide an economical solution for small parts machining in a compact package that is loaded with full-sized features. The addition of this machine into the growing CNC offerings in the department offers students a much richer experience when it comes to metal machining. The Mini Mill is a three-axis machine that comes with a 10 tool changer to make complex milling operations possible.

The Haas Mini Mill was purchased with funds provided by Millersville University's Technology Fee funding. Other CNC machine available in the metals area are two Trax CNC mills, an EMCO lathe, a Wabeco CNC benchtop mill, and a Wabeco CNC benchtop lathe. The woods lab features four Forrest Scientific CNC routers, and a CNC wood lathe.

ISEM Faculty Recognized


The Millersville University Integrative STEM Education Methods (ISEM) Program Faculty and Research Team received the 2019 Gerhard Salinger Award for Enhancing STEM Education through Technological/Engineering Design-Based Instruction. The ISEM program faculty and research team includes Sharon Brusic (AEST), Nanette Dietrich (EDFN), Jason Petula (EMEE), Jennifer Shettel (EMEE), Scott Warner (AEST), Janet White (MATH), and Charlton Wolfgang (EMEE). This award is presented annually to an individual or team of collaborators whose work has exemplified, promoted, investigated, and/or enhanced teaching and learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through the effective application of technological / engineering design activity. The award was created in honor of Dr. Gerhard Salinger, program officer at the National Science Foundation from 1989 to 2014, whose work to promote the use of engineering design activity and whose advocacy for technology and engineering education has widely influenced STEM education. Sharon and Scott accepted the award on behalf of the entire team.

Read more about in on Millersville News by clicking here.

Graphic Communication Hosted Interactive Open House


2018 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. David Hoffa '01

david-hoffa2.jpgDr. David Hoffa graduated from Millersville University’s Industrial Technology program in 2001 and went on to earn both his master’s and doctoral degrees. Following his graduate work, Hoffa made many significant contributions in both industry and academia. He developed a “people first” management style and became focused on continual improvement of himself and others. Hoffa applied his advanced training in teaching, statistics, and manufacturing technologies to his career path, advancing him from technical roles in Quality and research & development to a Regional Master Black Belt at Cameron International Corporation in 2012. His focus on development allowed David to not only excel in corporate management, but also become a conduit of growth for the people with whom he has worked. Investing in others is his deepest passion.

Nathan Wich, Operations Lead at Johnson & Johnson said, “I grew more as a professional and a leader in the year that David Hoffa led me than in the nine preceding years. David’s goal was obvious – to ensure everyone on the team had a chance to develop their skills.  He constantly drove me, and others, to be better. My Green Belt Certification was made possible because of his direct influence.” 

In his current role as a Process Engineering Manager at Johnson & Johnson, Hoffa leans on his education in process improvement, quality, and operations management every day.  To date, he has helped companies save more than $31 million using Lean and Six Sigma, and has supported the careers of dozens of his coworkers by helping them to close improvement projects, earn certifications, and secure promotions.  In addition to the many awards, honors, published works, grants, and certifications that he has amassed since his graduation from Millersville, Hoffa was recognized in 2017 with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering’s second highest service distinction, the Dr. Alvin Rudisill Exemplary Service Award. Hoffa was the 26th recipient in the 52-year old professional association.

AEST Capital Campaign Continues

FundinglevelsThe AEST department is embarking on an external fundraising campaign for equipment and facilities in order to maintain the health and vitality of the department, to provide space for growth, and to help keep tuition affordable for all students. Plans are to construct annex space that would allow us to teach Construction courses on campus and to provide for additional project and research space for the department. The university will match the first $50,000 raised dollar for dollar, and planning for the new facility can begin once we reach the $100,000 mark. So, be a Stud (or a Studess) or maybe even more! While contributions are welcome at any level, some unique funding levels have been established.

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For more information on the AEST Capital Campaign, Please contact Dr. Len Litowitz, Department Chair.

The Roy J. Keiser Graduate Assistantship

heger-l.jpgThe Department was fortunate to become the recipient of a new graduate assistantship. This came about because of the generosity of Roy J. Keiser (Class of 1953, B.S. in Industrial Arts) and his wife Janet “Toni” Keiser (Class of 1952, B.S. in Biology). The Keisers bequeathed an endowment to support a graduate assistantship for the Department in perpetuity.

In 2010, Dr. Barry David led an outreach effort from Millersville University and the Department to work with Roy and Toni to identify ways in which they could leave a lasting legacy through their will to Millersville University. Dr. David discussed with the Keisers how an endowed graduate assistantship would address “both a need and provide a wonderful legacy.” Dr. David noted that Roy “quickly gravitated toward this idea.”

The first student from the department to receive the assistantship is Jeffrey Heger. Jeff is in the final stages of completing a Master of Science in Technology & Innovation degree with a concentration in Enterprise. Eight years after the initial contact was made with Roy and Toni Keiser their generosity has established a graduate assistantship that will benefit students like Jeff for years to come. In recognition of their generosity, and to memorialize their legacy, the Department recently had a bronze plaque made, which is now displayed in the lobby of Osburn Hall as a public expression of gratitude toward the Keisers.

AEST Welcome Mrs. Cindy L. W. English

bioimage6x6.jpgApplied Engineering, Safety & Technology is pleased to welcome Mrs. Cindy L. W. English to the faculty starting in Fall 2018. Mrs. English specializes in the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design portion of our program.

Prof. English holds an M.F.A. in Art Direction and Design from Marywood University and a B.S. in Technical Illustration / Graphic Design from Bemidji State University, Minnesota. Prior to joining Millersville, she served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Technology at the University of North Dakota where she taught CADD, Packaging, Graphic Design, and Photography. While functioning as Gallery Director for the Pennsylvania College of Technology, she also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graphic Design/Advertising Art and Printing & Publishing curriculums. Prof. English has over 26 years of industry experience in manufacturing and architecture comprised of machine design, product design, reverse engineering of customer products, and industrial buildings. Although she has exhibited artwork in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia with one sculpture featured in several published journals, her current scholarly interests focus on research of integrating packaging and graphic design applications in the manufacturing setting.

Mrs. English's office is located in Osburn Hall, room 316. Drop by and say hello or send her a message at


EPT Team

Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) inducted 27 Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology students this semester. Those honored are Abigail E. Barnhart, Matthew M. Blackmon. Nicholas A. Bozzelli, Samuel Brennan, Weston B. Chambers. Michael C. Clappison, Joshua L. Handshaw, Rebecca L. Howell, Adam C. Kennedy, Quentin D. Kilgore, Cole Lefever, Betty-Jo Legutko, Cody A. Leisey, Ashley N. Lucabaugh, Patrick McCarty, Nicole L. McNerney, Andrew J. Miller, Brittany M. Myers, Kaitlyn N. Remely, Jacob B. Robison, Andrew M. Sellers, Abigail B. Sweeney, Daniel M. Vazquez, David R. Wacker, Michael P. Wiles, Lauren C. Woods, and Joseph R. Wright. Four Laureate Citations were also presented to Thomas J. Bechtold, Scott F. Farmer, Robert S. Swisher, Jr., and Daniel P. Quinn.

EPT Laureate Citation Honorees

EPT is the Leading International Honor Society for Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. Epsilon Pi Tau also extends the honor of membership and advancement activities to outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, scholars with exemplary research interests in technology in society and/or persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions. All prospective members from these groups must meet Epsilon Pi Tau professional and leadership performance criteria.

Students, Faculty Recognized at ITEEA Conference

The 80th Annual ITEEA Conference took place April 12-14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year's conference theme was "Building Bridges Withing the STEM Community and Beyond."

Every year, ITEEA and TEECA recognize individuals for their contributions to the profession, organization, and for their potential for future excellence. Several students and faculty have been chosen for these honors.

Four students were recognized at the conference:

Brad Fessler, Donald Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Graduate Student Citation; Saarahi Navarrete, Claussen/FTEE Memorial Scholarship for ITEEA/TEECA Student Professional Development; Marie Leatherman, Donald Maley Spirit of Excellence Outstanding Undergraduate Student Citation; Adam Kennedy, FTEE Scholarship for Undergraduate Major in Technology and Engineering Education. 


Dr. Sharon Brusic was recognized as the TEECA advisor of the year, and Dr. Tom Bell was honored with the Wilkinson Meritorious Service Award for his continuous service to ITEEA.

Read more about the ITEEA Conference on their Web site.

2017 TEEAP Awards

Jeffrey SwartzThe 65th Annual TEEAP Conference took place on October 27-28, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. This year's SEAM Conference theme was "Change Again: ESSA and Career Readiness."

TEEAP recognizes individuals for their contributions to the profession, organization, and for their potential for future excellence. 

Jeffrey Swartz is a freshman Technology & Engineering Education major at Millersville University was awarded the William J. Wilkinson Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding high school graduate who has enrolled in an undergraduate Technology & Engineering Education program. The applicant submits a resume of noteworthy achievements, proof of academic excellence, and recommendations from three individuals.

2017 TEEAP Award Winners

In-service TEEAP members also garnered some recognition:

  • Jeff Seamans, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Joanne Trombley, Ambassador Award
  • Phil Grigonis, Innovative Educator Award
  • Molly Miller, Emerging Leader Award
  • William Turner, Cooperating Teacher Award
  • Chris Sauer, Cooperating Teacher Award

Read more about the TEEAP STEM Conference 2017 on their Web site:

EPT Inducts 27, Awards 4 Laureate Citations

EPT TeamEpsilon Pi Tau (EPT) inducted 27 Applied Engineering, Safety and Technology students this semester. Those honored are Abigail E. Barnhart, Matthew M. Blackmon. Nicholas A. Bozzelli, Samuel Brennan, Weston B. Chambers. Michael C. Clappison, Joshua L. Handshaw, Rebecca L. Howell , Adam C. Kennedy, Quentin D. Kilgore, Cole Lefever, Betty-Jo Legutko, Cody A. Leisey, Ashley N . Lucabaugh, Patrick McCarty, Nicole L. McNerney, Andrew J. Miller, Brittany M. Myers, Kaitlyn N. Remely, Jacob B. Robison, Andrew M. Sellers, Abigail B. Sweeney, Daniel M. Vazquez, David R. Wacker, Michael P. Wiles, Lauren C. Woods, and Joseph R. Wright. Four Laureate Citations were also presented to Thomas J. Bechtold, Scott F. Farmer, Robert S. Swisher, Jr., and Daniel P. Quinn.

EPT Laureate Citation HonoreesEPT is the Leading International Honor Society for Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau recognizes academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. Epsilon Pi Tau also extends the honor of membership and advancement activities to outstanding practitioners in the technology professions, scholars with exemplary research interests in technology in society and/or persons who have significantly supported or advanced technology professions. All prospective members from these groups must meet Epsilon Pi Tau professional and leadership performance criteria.

AEST Welcomes Dr. Betty-Jo Legutko

Dr. Betty-Jo LegutkoDr. Betty-Jo Legutko joined the AEST faculty for Fall 2017. Her primary teaching responsibility will be in the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program.  Dr. Legutko earned a Ph.D. in Leadership in December 2016 from Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania where she was awarded the “Ph.D. in Leadership Award” in April 2017.  She earned a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in environmental engineering technology from Penn State University and a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical studies from Drexel University.  Dr. Legutko has over 15 years of industry experience in environmental, health, and safety engineering and management positions at Johnson & Johnson, Cargill, Fairchild Semiconductor, and World Resources Company.  She also taught business, leadership, and math courses as an adjunct faculty member at Lycoming College, McCann School of Business and Technology, and Alvernia University.  Her research interests include ISO 45001/OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 management systems, construction safety, and leadership styles.

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.

Thank You Airline Hydraulics!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.

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 SeminarTwenty-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!

Johnson ADr. Alex Johnson joined Millersville 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!

It’s springtime and that means it’s time for baseball.  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.  Last year’s adventure taught the group to dress warm for a game held this early in the season.  That lesson was valuable in that this year the weather was both cold and wet.  Fortunately, the rain held off for the entire game and everyone had a great time.  This year’s gathering had 26 people 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.  Sadly, the Barnstormers lost the game this year but everyone is looking forward to holding this gathering again next year and on into the future making the game a program tradition.

At the ballpark

Mike Minchhoff and his wife (r) and Bob Ressel, Dr. Manfredi, and Josephin Vincent enjoying the early innings of the game.

At the ballpark

Graduate students Brook Zeigler (l) and Chelsea Spence (r) can be seen in the middle of this picture staying warm and having a good time with their family and friends.

At the ballpark

Mike Minchhoff and his wife (r) and Bob Ressel, Dr. Manfredi, and Josephin Vincent enjoying the early innings of the game.

At the ballpark

Dr. Litowitz, Kyle Oster, Molly Miller and her husband.  It looks like Dr. Litowitz is ready to snag a foul ball with his glove at the ready.

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.

Program Information

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 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 entrepreneurship 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 designed 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:

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, chemistry 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.

Congratulation 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 participated 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

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. 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. 

Team members that attended the Competition and Conference included:

Brandon Kilbourne, Mike Cortese, Mike Brown, Jordan Drexel, Dan Roehm, Erik Ginter (CSCI Major), Webster Chatman, Dean Della Loggia, Brandan Jablonski (CSCI Major), Ryan Lees, Craig Tress, Melvin Fields, Will Funkhouser, Joel Wells


Dr. Mehmet Goksu, Advisor (Physics), Dr. Mark Synder, Co-Advisor (AEST), Dr. John Wright, Co-Advisor (AEST)

The 2014 competition required that the teams compete on: Poster Competition (15%), Electrical/Controls Methodology (15%), Manufacturing/Design (15%), Performance (40%), and new this year was the fan favorite vote (15%). The MU Robotics team walked away with three individual awards including: Best Poster – 1st place, Best Electrical/Controls Methodology – 1st place, and 3rd place for Manufacturing/Design. One of the unique features of the robot was that our controls team, led by Chief Electrical Engineer – Brandon Kilbourne, designed and had professionally made the custom surface mount technology (SMT) circuit boards for the robot. The outstanding poster design was led by senior Melvin Fields, an AETM Graphic Communication major.

Dr. Mehmet Goksu, Physics, served as the team’s lead advisor this year while Dr. John Wright, AEST, was away much of the time on sabbatical leave. “I am so proud of our team. They added three more prestigious awards to our team’s resume, and represented the University well” said Dr. Goksu. The team now boasts 31 awards in national or international robotics competitions since its formation in 2001. 

Also while at the ATMAE Conference, two AETM Robotics & Control Systems seniors, Joel Wells & Brandon Kilbourne, co-presented their applied research with Dr. John Wright. Their peer-reviewed presentation was titled Advanced Dynamic Motion Control and Object Tracking for Humanoid Robotics. To access the presentation, one can go to

Click to view larger!Pictured in the team photo (left to right):

Dr. John Wright (Co-advisor), Craig Tress, Erik Ginter, Brandan Jablonski, Al Gallo, Dan Roehm, Brandon Kilbourne, Webster Chatman, Joel Wells (ATMAE Student President & Photographer), Jordan Drexel, Mike Cortese, Mike Brown, Ryan Lees, Will Funkhouser (Robotics Team Captain), Dean Della Logia, Cody Martin, and Dr. Mehmet Goksu (Advisor).

Dr. Atwater Receives NSF Grant

Atwater HpageThe 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.

Award TeecaMs. 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.

Karan IntroDr. 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.


Khalighi IntroDr. 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.


Manfredi IntroDr. 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.


AEST Hosts First Tech Challenge


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

Lancaster Newspaper's Coverage - Click here -

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

29 + 2 = 7: TEECA@MU Brings Home 7 Awards! (2012)

TEECA StairsTwenty-nine members and two advisors of the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA @ MU) attended the TEECA Eastern Regional Conference in Virginia Beach November 11-13, 2012. The students competed in nine events and brought home seven awards. It was an excellent competition and a very fun trip for everyone, according to Dr. Sharon Brusic, club advisor. In addition to the competitive events, students had opportunities to attend a job fair and talk with recruiters, engage with peers from fourteen other Eastern seaboard universities, network with college faculty from other states, participate in a banquet, and much more. "We could not be more proud of the many contributions of all participants at the annual conference," says Dr. Brusic.

Congratulations go out to all members who competed in events and extra kudos go out to the following members who placed in their events.

Communication Contest Winner

Automated Systems Design Winners

Manufacturing Winners

Teaching Lesson

Elementary Design


Technology Challenge

TEECA @ MU members worked hard to place in these contests and represent Millersville University well at this professional conference. Next year's conference is November 10-12, 2013 in beautiful, sunny Virginia Beach.