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Austin Peay State University adds more Robotic Classes due to high demand

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – One quick observation bolsters the Austin Peay State University (APSU) decision to add robotics classes to the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology’s offerings.

Associate professor Dr. John Nicholson teaching a robotics class at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Associate professor Dr. John Nicholson teaching a robotics class at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU gives Northeast High School students peek at multidisciplinary field of robotics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Twenty-five students from Northeast High School’s Computer Information Technology Academy (CITA) recently visited with Austin Peay State University (APSU) students and professors to learn more about how robotics is integrated in various fields.

Austin Peay State University students show off robotic manufacturing systems and robots to Northeast High School students. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University students show off robotic manufacturing systems and robots to Northeast High School students. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s new mechatronics system key to meeting industry needs

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Madalyn Mercer, Ushma Patel, Joshua Schlensker and Grayson Phillips recently took control of a $300,000 mechatronics training system unpackaged and set up this summer at Austin Peay State University.

Austin Peay State University is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

Austin Peay State University is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

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Austin Peay State University to offer Mechatronics Bachelor’s Degree backed by Siemens

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) is on track to be the second university in North America to award a bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program, and the University hopes to launch the program as early as fall 2019.

“It’s a highly coveted program that allows students to be Siemens-certified at three levels,” Matthew Anderson, interim chair of the APSU Department of Engineering Technology, said. “First is a certificate, second is an associate degree, third is a bachelor’s degree.”

Austin Peay State University junior Ushma Patel of Clarksville works with the new $300,000 mechatronics system.

Austin Peay State University junior Ushma Patel of Clarksville works with the new $300,000 mechatronics system.

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APSU College of STEM starts Drone Racing Team

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent, sunny afternoon, a small aircraft buzzed past flapping banners on the Austin Peay State University intramural field. The pilot, wearing a pair of virtual reality glasses, stood several feet away, maneuvering a quadcopter drone around a series of obstacles with a remote control.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

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Austin Peay State University repurposes programs and building in response to area’s needs

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has retooled its engineering technology program Over the last year and is in the process of repurposing its Technology Building (formerly the Hemlock Semiconductor Building), to meet the growing manufacturing needs of the state.

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

Engineering technology students work in the classroom at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. (Beth Liggett, APSU)

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APSU Engineering Technology students excel at Tennessee Academy of Science Meeting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Three students in the Austin Peay State University Department of Engineering Technology recently earned top honors at the 125th Tennessee Academy of Science Meeting, held in Murfreesboro, TN.

APSU student Nicole Kirch won the first prize in the engineering and engineering technology posters section, with her paper titled “Comparison of the effectiveness of various filters on audio signals.” Kirch worked with Dr. Na Zhu, APSU associate professor of engineering technology.

From left to right, Dr. Ihab Habib, Charles Drury, Jeffry Coward, Nicole Kirch and Dr. Na Zhu.

From left to right, Dr. Ihab Habib, Charles Drury, Jeffry Coward, Nicole Kirch and Dr. Na Zhu.

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Austin Peay State University Engineering Technology department works with STEM classrooms

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a gray January afternoon, Ihab Habib, Austin Peay State University associate professor of construction engineering technology, traveled to Nashville to inspect an elaborate waterslide. The slide’s designers—fifth grade students at Croft Middle School—crowded around Habib, eager to explain the intricacies of their project.

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Austin Peay State University now offering graduate degree in engineering technology

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approved a new graduate degree program at Austin Peay State University – a Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

The program, developed in response to the needs of industrial employers in this area, is currently accepting students for the Fall 2014 semester.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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Austin Peay Students gain valuable experience with help of new 3-D Printers

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Students enrolled in the engineering technology degree program at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell may be amazed to see the colorful, three-dimensional objects they create using new specialized machines.

However, they are gaining a lot more. The new state-of-the-art three-dimensional (3-D) printers are the tools used in the automotive and manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, medical, product design and small quantity commercial product manufacturing. This means students are getting the knowledge they need to use in the workforce.

This photo shows many of the items engineering technology students at APSU have made using new three-dimensional printers. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

This photo shows many of the items engineering technology students at APSU have made using new three-dimensional printers. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

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