CET News & Events

Hands on STEM at Newberry High School: At the September 25th event, 9th-12th grade students were introduced to engineering, technology, and careers associated with the degree path of Ferris State University’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology and Energy Management programs. Quoting Zentz, “The activities are designed to let students engage with their hands, eyes and minds to realize the STEM experience. This should allow for creative solutions to the most important question about why math and science is important and how students learn”, adding, Associate Professor for HVACR and 1974 Newberry High School graduate, Michael Korcal, “There are so many in-demand careers for HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management students. This is a great way to expose the Newberry students to Ferris State University”.

         Stem1            stem2

The 47,000 square feet of the Swan Annex renovation is coming along nicely. With the mild winter, the crews have made great progress. In fact the Architectural Program has already moved into the first floor of main Swan which is a great location for them. We look forward to the continued progress of this exciting expansion for the College of Engineering Technology.  

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)

             photo    photo   photo


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.

[Open Tea Information & Application]

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.

[Train-the-Trainer]