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It is the aim of the ET Department to properly prepare its graduates for various careers in the field of industrial management and design. One way ET accomplishes this is through the active involvement of the individual student in a nationally recognized professional organization. Such organizations prepare a student for the workforce of his or her choice by keeping them abreast of current trends in the related fields. Activities range from plant and site tours to interactive discussions and seminars led by a recognized professional in the field that the organization applies to. The organizations listed below are the campus recognized local chapters available to the ET student.
SME- The Society of Manufacturing Engineers- MTSU Student Chapter holds meetings monthly during Fall/Spring semesters. Professional speakers and plant tours highlight the varied activities. Meeting notices are posted on bulletin boards and hall monitors. Interested students contact Mr. David Gore.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Chapter program, is a dynamic network of over 50 colleges and universities offering construction-related degree programs nationwide. At the local level, student chapters facilitate the interaction of ABC member firms, construction faculty, and college students through a variety of industry association and school events including regular membership meetings, guest speakers, internships, community service projects, fundraisers, career fairs/career awareness events, job site tours, and other activities. Benefits to ABC Student Chapter members include scholarships; excellence awards; an annual construction management competition; faculty teaching awards; fellowships to attend the ABC Legislative Conference; an annual essay contest; and much more. In addition to the Student Chapters, ABC provides many of its education, training and safety programs through partnerships and articulation agreements with college and universities. For additional information, contact Dr. Alphonse Carter, Jr. at 615-898-2096.
Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Middle Tennessee Student Chapter was chartered in the Fall Semester of 2008. The parent organization, through over 120 colleges and universities, is committed to promoting and supporting members, students, faculty and others in the study of higher education through research, scholarships and conferences. AGC supports higher education in the construction industry specifically related to managerial skills and project management. AGC, in conjunction with the AGC Education and Research Foundation, awards thousands of dollars each year for scholarships and industry research. The AGC student chapters help prepare students for real -world careers in project management, estimating, environmental and safety. The chapter meets monthly and is open to any students interested in the construction industry. For additional information, contact Dr. Alphonse Carter, Jr., co-advisor at 615-898-2096.
ASME Int'l- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Involvement and affiliation with ASME has proved invaluable in making a smooth transition from the classroom to employment as mechanical and manufacturing engineering professionals. Interested students should contact Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
NAEP- National Association of Environmental Professionals is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to the advancement of the environmental profession in the United States and abroad. Interested students should contact Dr. Kathy Mathis.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - The student chapter of SAE is also an organization primarily for ET students. SAE competes in national vehicle events and regularly visits the nearby Nissan and Saturn plants. Like ASME, SAE members attend national conferences, and receive all of the benefits and opportunities of a national organization at a reduced student rate. Faculty Advisor Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
Experimental Vehicles Program (EVP) - The EVP at MTSU is a joint venture sponsored by the local ASME and SAE chapters. This student organization is open to students from all majors and disciplines. EVP builds and races a variety of vehicles in competitions around the country and the world. These vehicle projects include the Solar Vehicle, Solar Boat, Formula SAE, Mini Baja, and the Moon Buggy projects. EVP offers ET students an opportunity to apply their classroom skills to real world projects and challenges. The program builds team, leadership, and communication skills that are necessary in the industry. Faculty Advisor Dr. Saeed Foroudastan.
There are several scholarships for students majoring in the Department of Engineering Technology. Click here to be directed to the ET Scholarships and Awards page. Click here to be directed to the financial aid website for more information on applying for scholarships.
The Career Development Center is a comprehensive center serving all departments and
colleges of MTSU. It provides career and employment information to students and alumni
to assist them in the pursuit of their chosen career goals. The center serves as a
resource for students and employers for part-time, summer, internship, and full-time
Click here for more information on the MTSU Career Development Center.