CET News & Events

SkillsUSA winners representing Ferris State University announced - More than 1,100 career and technical students from nearly 78 trade, technical, and leadership fields participated in the 2017 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Competition, April 08, in Big Rapids, MI. SkillsUSA announced the following winners representing Ferris State University HVACR as follows:

• First- Gold; secondary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration contest, Michael Cain (Brighton, Mi.)
• Second- Silver; secondary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration contest, Seth DeGraf (Grand Rapids, Mi.)

High school students from Career Technical Center across the state placed as follows:

• First- Gold; secondary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration contest, Drew DeMeester (Kent Career Technical Center)
• Second- Silver; secondary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration contest, Josh Ross (Kent Career Technical Center)
• Third- Bronze; secondary Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration contest, Kory McMurry (Lapeer County Educational Technical Center)

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Join us at the Upcoming STEM Workshop for Middle Schoolers with a Parent/Mentor!
Middle-school-aged students and a parent/mentor are invited to a special STEM Workshop at Ferris on Saturday, 3/18/17! You'll have the chance to design a hydraulic puppy and create a model of a prosthetic hand as well as learn about career opportunities in engineering and related fields! For more information, see the flyers attached or contact LeighaCompson@Ferris.edu with questions!  Spaces are limited, so register today! Click the links below to view the flyer and application.

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Professional Development Opportunity for STEM Educators and Administrators!
Calling all STEM educators!  Join us at Ferris on Friday, 3/17/17 for a train-the-trainer professional development opportunity to learn about engineering and STEM-related activities to incorporate in your classroom or community outreach projects to encourage students to consider STEM careers.  For more information, see the attached flyer and contact LeighaCompson@Ferris.edu with questions. Click the link below to view the flyer.

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The Plastics and Rubber programs once again held a high school career day on November 4, 2016.  Three high schools attended for 85 students.  Gladwin and Lowell Public Schools were return visitors.  This year a new school, Bridgman Public Schools brought students and all were very excited to hear about and have hands on experience with these growing program areas.

The Associated Construction Students received a donation from Ronca Boyd for work they did at her home building a trellis for her bird feeders. There is going to be an article in the Pioneer regarding the work they did. She had called our office in late May regarding our students being able to help her.  She had fallen, hurt her shoulder and was not able to work or use her arm lifting.  Although at the time our students had left for summer break, we told her that they would be back in September.  The students took a weekend Saturday to go to her place and build the trellis for her.  They did not ask for any monetary support, and she called and wanted to donate to their organization for whatever.

This fall the College of Engineering Technology facilitated numerous Technology Engineering Aptitude (TEA) events both on and off campus that focused on middle school aged students and their parents.  Nearly 200 participants engaged in the events this to learn more about careers in engineering and complete hands-on activities.

Heavy Equipment student, Mitchell Vasicek, took 14th in the United States, at the 2016 TMC Super Tech National Competition in North Carolina. Over 170 technicians competed, and participants came from the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The College held its annual student welcome picnic on September 13th with over 750 students, faculty, and staff in attendance.

ASHRAE Scholarships Provide Financial Assistance for 33 students

The students are accepting $164,000 worth of financial assistance for the 2016-17 school year. Over the course of 28 years ASHRAE has awarded more than $1.78 million to over 360 deserving undergraduate students.

Engineering Technology Scholarships: Franciso Iniguez, HVAC engineering technology and energy management, and Justin Dean, HVAC&R technology, both from Ferris State University; and Seth Helliker, construction management, Pittsburg State University, received one of these very prestigious scholarships. More information can be found at www.ashrae.org/news.

2016 SkillsUSA HVACR Winners Announced - More than 1,100 career and technical students from nearly 78 trade, technical, and leadership fields participated in the 2016 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Competition April 09-10 in Grand Rapids, MI.

For the third consecutive year, Ferris State University Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program hosted the competition at the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR Big Rapids, Mi.