Christopher Cosper and Paul Long presented papers at the Creating-Making Conference at the University of Oklahoma. Cosper presented, "Fort Maurepas: Five Manifestations of Power on the Mississippi Gulf Coast." Long presented two papers, including "Working Toward a New Studio Pedagogy: The Ferris State University Small Town Studio."
The College of Engineering Technology hosted Ms. Celeste Baine, biomedical engineer and author of more than 20 books, to support outreach events for females in STEM related careers. Ms. Baine facilitated a train-the-trainer session for five Ferris faculty/staff and several other educators, including some individuals who traveled from Missouri to participate.
Ms. Baine also presented at the Mother Daughter TEA (Technology Engineering Aptitude) event that took place on November 8th, at the Granger Center. Approximately 80 mothers and daughters engaged in interactive presentations about careers in engineering and technology, and campus tours.
Four new members were inducted into the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame on Nov. 7, including Ken Lawless, the first Ferris alumnus to be inducted. The Construction Hall of Fame is housed in the Granger Center on our Big Rapids' campus. A news story about the induction ceremony is available at http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/archive/2014/november/construction.htm.
The College of Engineering Technology collaborated with Academic Affairs, Admissions and various K-12 partners to host a Mother/Daughter Technology Engineering Aptitude event to encourage girls to pursue science and technology-oriented careers. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provided support through its Mini-Grant program. More information is at http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/archive/2014/november/tea.htm.
In October the Plastics and Rubber Programs hosted their bi-annual High School Career Day. Approximately 90 students and their teachers from seven Michigan schools toured the processing labs, conducted experiments, and learned about the programs.
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.