Oct. 2 MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic benefits student projects

Golfers participating in the fourth annual MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic will be helping fund the department and its nationally recognized student projects.

 Alumni, friends of the university and business partners are invited to participate in this Homecoming 2015 event, which will begin at noon Friday, Oct. 2, at Champions Run Golf Course.

The course is located at 14262 Mount Pleasant Road, in Rockvale, Tennessee, near Eagleville.

A light lunch will kick off the activities at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A silent auction will be held during the day. Following the end of play, awards will be presented and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Sponsorship levels for two teams/eight golfers will include platinum, $2,000; gold, $1,000; and silver, $500.

Individual golfers can play for $125. Hole sponsorships are $250, and the fee for individual golfers will be $125.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams.

Dr. Walter Boles

Dr. Walter Boles

Participants can RSVP by mailing a registration form and check to Jennifer Tweedie, c/o Department of Engineering Technology, P.O. Box 19, Murfreesboro TN 37132.

A copy of the form is available on the department website, www.mtsu.edu/et, or by calling 615-898-5009.

Dr. Walter Boles, MTSU engineering technology chair, said thousands of dollars are needed annually to defray expenses incurred by the various team projects, which gain the department and university considerable recognition when competing against other colleges and universities.

The MTSU Experimental Vehicles Program and other projects include the solar boat, lunar rover or NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Raider Robotics Team, alternative energy and other technology-based ventures.

The vehicles will be on display at the tournament.

The Davis Groupe of Murfreesboro is a primary sponsor. Engineering technology is one of 11 departments in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

To learn more about the Department of Engineering Technology’s offerings, including mechatronics engineering, visit the department website above and at www.mtsu.edu/programs/engineering.

For more information, call 615-898-5009 or email Jennifer.Tweedie@mtsu.edu.

— Randy Weiler (randy.weiler@mtsu.edu)

MTSU’s fourth annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at Champions Run Golf Course in Rockvale, Tennessee. Pictured are participants from a previous event. (File photo)