On Tuesday, September 9th, the College of Engineering Technology held its annual student welcome back picnic. Over 850 students, faculty, and staff attended this fun-filled event. Three financial aid vouchers were awarded and many other donated prizes were given out to the students.
On September 1st, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Engineers (ASHRAE) announced the winners of the 2014 Student Design Competition. The team of Eryk Mancini, Josh George, Josh Snider, and Micah Ringelberg along with their faculty advisor, Associate Professor Michael Korcal, took second place in the HVAC system selection category and will receive recognition at ASHRAE's 2015 Winter Meeting.
Michigan STEM Partnership awarded a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) grant to Ferris State University, the Charlevoix-Emmett ISD, and its industry partners. The grant created 15 full scholarships for students from across the state of Michigan and allowed them to attend the College of Engineering Technology summer academy of their choice.
College of Engineering Technology students Matt Haan and Andy Doane earned gold and silver medals, respectively, at the Skills USA National event held in Kansas City, Missouri.
On April 22nd and 24th, the CAD Drafting and Tooling program hosted two open houses for high school students to learn more about the opportunities the program offers.
On April 12th, at The Granger Center for Construction and HVACR, Big Rapids Middle School students were able to get hands-on with some exciting Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activities!
Ferris State University Hosted SkillsUSA State Competition for Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR)
The Corporate and Professional Development Center (CPD) enter into three Skills Trade Training Fund (STTF) agreements with the following Michigan Works agencies: Gentex ($80,000), Yoplait ($81,000), and Reed City Tooling ($15,000). Additionally, CPD and Morbark received $19,200 in Workforce Investment Act --Incumbent Worker funds to train its rapidly expanding workforce.