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Aug. 26 MTSU engineering golf event aids student projects

Participate in MTSU’s third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic … and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects including the solar boat and lunar rover.

The event will be held starting at noon Friday, Aug. 26, at Champions Run Golf Course, 14262 Mount Pleasant Road, in Rockvale, Tennessee, near Eagleville.

In this April file photo, MTSU engineering technology student Kelly Maynard is shown with wheels she helped design for the 2016 lunar rover competition in Huntsville, Ala. Funds raised from the golf classic will benefit student projects. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

In this April file photo, MTSU engineering technology student Kelly Maynard is shown with wheels she helped design for the 2016 lunar rover competition in Huntsville, Ala. Funds raised from the golf classic will benefit student projects. (MTSU file photo by Randy Weiler)

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 will include platinum ($2,000 for two teams/8 golfers), gold ($1,000) and silver ($500). Hole sponsorships are $250 and the fee for individual golfers will be $125.

Dr. Walter Boles

Dr. Walter Boles

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

RSVP by calling Jennifer Tweedie at 615-898-5009 or email Jennifer.Tweedie@mtsu.edu.

Walter Boles, 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 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 Engineering Technology’s offerings, including mechatronics engineering, visit the department website above and http://www.mtsu.edu/programs/engineering/.

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