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Technology
Newly renovated lab making impact on students, recruitment

Newly renovated lab making impact on students, recruitment

Senior Carter Stohlberg transferred to Pittsburg State to pursue a degree in Technology & Engineering Education for a reason: the reputation of the program. He made the right choice, he said, after taking classes in the university’s newly-renovated and state-of-the-art Technology & Engineering Education Lab. The lab features a flexible presentation area with a large touch...
Ronald McDonald House gets a hand

Ronald McDonald House gets a hand

Electrical Technology students and Ronald McDonald House of the Four States are benefitting from a partnership with the help of alumnus Clint Myers, who with his dad, Chuck Reynolds, operates C&D Electric in Diamond, Mo. Myers (AAS ’11, BS ’17) said he believes in giving back, so he agreed to help instructor Ed Moore provide students...

Partnership continues with South Korea

A partnership with two universities in South Korea is bringing students to Pittsburg State to explore technology, manufacturing, and business, as well as culture. Last summer, a group from Gyeongsang National University spent a month in an internship/cooperative experience program in cooperation with the College of Technology. It was the fourth year for the program,...
Student-built Mars rover  makes a landing at Cosmosphere

Student-built Mars rover makes a landing at Cosmosphere

Any of the 110,000 visitors to the Cosmosphere International Science Education & Space Museum might be captivated by the Apollo 13 command module or the Apollo 11 moon rock. Since last summer, they’ve also had the chance to imagine exploring the surface of Mars via a human-propelled rover on display. It hasn’t been to the...

Louisiana company invests in AMMT program

After a career day event on campus last year, Gator Millworks was so impressed with the quality of students in Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology — previously Wood Tech — that they not only hired three as summer interns, they returned to campus last fall and donated $12,000 to the program. President and CEO Chad Foster said...

GIT in the Top 12

Graphics & Imaging Technologies has earned accreditation as one of the 12 top programs in the U.S., making it official what students like Blake Broaddus already knew. “For the GIT program to be regarded as one of the top programs in the country is not only a phenomenal honor but also a well-deserved one,” said...

National leaders

Two graduates from the School of Construction have risen to the top in their fields, and both returned to campus during the annual Construction Expo to share their expertise. “It’s a special year when two PSU Construction alumni take over leadership of two of our key regional trade associations with many members that routinely hire...
Competition with real-world impact

Competition with real-world impact

Large-scale natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes happen in very geographically diverse regions, but they all have one thing in common: They leave people displaced from homes. For the fifth year, a team of students in the PSU School of Construction and a team from PSU’s sister university in South Korea worked for a...
Boot camp

Boot camp

Students seeking a degree aren’t the only ones drawn to the College of Technology to learn. Industry professionals from around the world regularly seek out specialized courses there to boost their knowledge using state-of-the-art equipment and processes in hands-on programs that no other university offers. At Wood Tech Boot Camp, held each January and May,...
Plastics students land prestigious internships

Plastics students land prestigious internships

When Lexington Peterson took a tour of the Kansas Technology Center at Pittsburg State as a high school senior, Assistant Professor Jeanne Norton handed her a plastic water bottle and sealed the deal on her future career field: Plastics Engineering Technology. Attracted to the 100 percent placement rate, she knew she wouldn’t have to worry...
Baja returns

Baja returns

For the second year in a row, Pittsburg State will host the Baja SAE Kansas competition. More than 100 teams from throughout the world are registered for the competition which will attract thousands of competitors and fans to PSU’s campus and community. “This will be the fourth time we’ve hosted the competition,” said Trent Lindbloom,...
An unparalleled experience

An unparalleled experience

“Student Perspectives,” a first-time event in the Bicknell Center Art Gallery last fall, gave photography students an unparalleled experience: the chance to exhibit their work in a prestigious space after having been judged by experts. Such an opportunity might not happen for many photographers until they become professional, noted their instructor, Rion Huffman, an assistant...