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Technology
Gorilla students win Viking axe competition

Gorilla students win Viking axe competition

Manufacturing Engineering Techonlogy students Michael Paddock, a senior from Clinton, Missouri, and Logan Roseberry, a junior from La Harpe, Kansas, won “Most Captivating Design” for their Viking axe in the national Cast in Steel competition. Their double-headed design included the splitface Gorilla on the handle. The mold for casting was done using the additive manufacturing...
Grads give back to Automotive Tech program in big way

Grads give back to Automotive Tech program in big way

Three of the first students to attend classes in the Kansas Technology Center had such a transformative experience, they reciprocated — and in a big way. Dallas Grothusen (’00), Kelly Burgess (’01), and Ted Polzer (‘02), went on to become leaders with CNH Industrial. In the spring, they returned to campus to help the Department...

PSU represented in prestigious photo competition

Graphics and Imaging Technologies student Audrey Dainty, Frontenac, Kansas, is still pinching herself: From a field of 601 images submitted by 103 photographers across the nation to a prestigious competition called PhotoSpiva, her photo— “Troubled Psyche” — was one of 88 chosen. Seven other images chosen also were from the GIT Department: three by students...

Leadership changes in COT and KPRC

Robert Frisbee, associate dean of the College of Technology, has been named interim dean. He replaces Tim Dawsey, who was named the new executive director for Advancement of Applied Science & Technology at PSU’s Tyler Research Center, home to the Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC). Dawsey came to PSU in 2013 as a senior research...
Pedal power

Pedal power

Mitch Yeomans completed many hands-on projects during his time on campus. But one project in particular stood out, because it has the power to change lives. “It could have a real impact on people,” said Yeomans, of Kansas City, Missouri, who graduated in May. “It will give the elderly and disabled chances they wouldn’t otherwise...
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...