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Engineering and technology education students score wins at national conference

April 03, 2012 12:00AM

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Front row, L-R:  Nathan Roy (Sr.), Travis Wells (Jr.), Michael Dow (Fr.), Matt Shortino (Sr.), Rachel Hartley (Sr.), Joe Bower (Jr.), and Hank Chrisman (Fr.) Back row, L-R: Dr. Andy Klenke (adviser), Stephan Brumbaugh (Gr.), Kyle Burger (So.), Matt Ross (Sr.), Miles Riley (Sr.), Dave Pfortmiller (Sr.), Luke Spainhoward (Sr.), and Mike Neden (adviser).

A team of Pittsburg State University technology and engineering education majors earned several top awards at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association conference in Long Beach, Calif., recently. More than 14 universities participated in the Technology Education Collegiate Association competitions.

The PSU Design and Problem Solving Team earned first place place and the Manufacturing Enterprise Team and Robotics Team, each received second place awards in their competitions. The Transportation Systems team placed third in their competition. 

PSU advisers Andy Klenke and Mike Neden said the competition was tough.

“These prestigious awards have positioned the Technology Education Program as one of the premier programs in the country,” Neden said. “ We are proud of our students for their outstanding efforts and time commitments to reach this level of competition and achievement.”

The teams’ work will be exhibited at the Kansas Technology Center.

©2012 Pittsburg State University