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CET News & Event
Two Ferris and CET students from the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers have been awarded AEE scholarships. Nominees, Jacob Meek and Zac Cross, will both receive $500 based on their commitment to receiving a higher education. Both students also have the opportunity to attend the 2013 World Energy Engineering Congress full conference.
On Tuesday, September 10th, the CET held its annual student welcome back picnic. Hundreds of CET students and their guests, faculty, and staff gathered in the Granger/Automotive Center courtyard to enjoy good food, have some fun in friendly competitions, and showcase their student organizations. Students were eligible to win prizes donated from the campus and community businesses that included three, $500 financial vouchers sponsored by the CET Dean's office.
Ferris State University Welding Engineering Technology faculty Jeff Carney, Jeff Hardesty, Ken Kuk, and Brent Williams recently accompanied 22 students to the American Welding Society Detroit Section StudentAwards Night held at Washtenaw Community College. This year the Ferris students received over $24,000 in scholarships bringing the total awarded, since1986, to over $525,000.
FSU's American Welding Society Student Chapter recently collected over 240 food items and funds totaling $250 for Our Brother's Keeper, a local homeless shelter.
Dan Wanink defended his title at this year's Homecoming Chili Cook-Off, winning over the judges with his "CAD-O-Strophic" chili. Alumni, emeriti, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed eleven delicious chilies at the annual tailgate event. Bob Eastley's "Better with Bacon" earned top honors in the People's Choice category. All funds collected will benefit the CET student scholarship fund.
Student volunteers enjoyed mentoring elementary and middle school students from the Village of Mecosta on basic concepts of architecture through introductory design and construction activities, including a computer "workshop." This event provided a fun way for youth to take part in a Small Town Studio class project. CET students are currently working with village leaders to develop revitalization ideas for challenges that face a small community.
The first Positioning for Hydrographic Surveying certificate program in the United States has been recognized for its outstanding collaboration between Ferris State University and Northwestern Michigan College. The team includes FSU Surveying faculty Carl Shangraw and Gabor Barsai, NMC Fresh Water Institute Director Hans Van Sumeren and GIS Instructor/Coordinator Scott Swan, and Brian Abbott, founder of NMC's industry partner, Nautilus Marine Group International, LLC. They were honored with the 2013 Outstanding Team Educator Award at the TRENDS in Occupational Studies Conference on Thursday, October 17th, at the Grand Traverse Resort.
Architecture and Facility Management Professor Diane Nagelkirk and Associate Professor Dane Johnson co-chaired and aided in the organization of the Frank Llyod Wright Building Conservancy National Conference, Wright on the Inside, held from October 16th - 20th in Grand Rapids. Architecture and Sustainability senior Brad Edlund and junior Erin Martin were awarded the Keepers Fund Scholarship, which honors students with free admittance to the conference as well as tours of Wright architecture across the southwest.
Yoginder (Yogi) Rana, a student in the HVAC program, was selected by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to receive an Engineering Technology Scholarship. This is the second consecutive year that Yogi was selected to receive this award.
2013 HVAC Graduates Steven Coen, Cameron Diebel, Ryan Johnson, Kyle Maupin, and Nicholas
Von Haden, earned a 2nd place finish in the ASHRAE Student Engineering Competition
for HVAC System Selection. Ferris teams have either won or placed in this student
competition more than any other college of university in the world dating back to
1996. This is particularly impressive as the international competition involves over
330 student chapters from around the globe. Team members, along with their faculty
advisor, Mike Korcal, will be honored in January 2014, at the ASHRAE winter meeting
in New York.
HVACR students gained real world experience on the most recent Mecosta County Habitat for Humanity house. Under the guidance of FSU HVACR faculty Brian Holton and Joe Compton, students designed the system, selected and installed the equipment, and commissioned the entire mechanical system from start to finish. They also installed the temporary heat during the construction process. Students provided a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) energy rating and Energy Star certification under the supervision of Arn McIntyre.
Troy Hanson, a sophomore in the Construction Management Program, has been awarded a $1500.00 scholarship from the Asphalt Paving Association of Michigan. In the fall of 2014, the Construction Institute will offer two, $1500.00 scholarships to freshman who will be enrolling in the Construction Management Program and have attended the National Summer Transportation Institute (Transportation Camp). The Construction Institute has conducted the Summer Transportation Camp for the past two summers with funding from the Federal Highway Administration and the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Three student teams represented Ferris State University at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Meeting and Civil, Commercial, and Design-Build Competition. Associate Professor Lee Templin coached the Commercial team to a 3rd place finish. Team members are Dakota Laslett, Nick Magolan, Dylan Niadna, Alesha Reed, Evan Schroeder, and Max Stormzand. The Design-Build team, coached by Program Coordinator/Associate Professor Suzanne Miller, took 2nd place and included Architecture students Adam Khodl and Jason Leeuw and Construction Management students Joe Nodge, Courtney Parks, Jeff Tarnowski, and Aaron Wyse.
On October 24th, five construction industry leaders were inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame. Eileen McCarthy, Bob and Karen Schroeder, Linda Vos-Graham, and E. Edward Williams were honored during a formal ceremony held in the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR.