EMU’s engineering program now accredited
Eastern Michigan University’s mechanical engineering technology program is now accredited – a move that will increase job prospects for its graduates.
The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, a part of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, has approved accreditation for the bachelor’s degree in the MET program, which is housed in the College of Technology at EMU.
In a press release, Wade Tornquist, interim dean of the College of Technology said, “This accreditation ensures our program has met the rigorous standards necessary to produce graduates who are ready to enter their chosen professions.”
EMU’s program provides graduates with a technical foundation that mixes the methods, materials, machinery and other resources found in modern industry. Students can participate in hands-on training and lecture sessions.
ABET accreditation is required by many of the major corporations and government agencies around the country that hire new graduates.
MET graduates are sought by employers in almost all sectors of engineering, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, construction, defense and electronic.
Director of the School of Engineering at EMU Bob Lahidji said in a press release, “Accreditation is something that students, parents and industry leaders have requested. ABET accreditation shows the integrity and rigor of our program.”
Weekend of Family Fun at EMU
Students at Eastern Michigan University can participate in the Parents and Family Weekend events on campus Oct. 19-20.
Campus Life Director Melissa Ginotti said in a press release, “The weekend focuses on EMU connecting in a more rich way with students and parents. It also allows families to see firsthand student life on campus.”
Activities will begin Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and include the Friday Frenzy Spirit Rally and a performance by EMU’s Chamber Choir at 7:30. The show will also embrace vocal jazz groups reciting selections from classical to modern jazz. For more information, call 734-487-0280.
Students and families can start off their Saturday with the EMU Alumni Parents and Friends Tailgate at 11 a.m. in front of Rynearson Stadium. Tickets are $5 per person and will include food.
After the tailgate, an Eagles football game against the Army Black Knights will begin at 1 p.m. EMU students are admitted free with student ID, and regulartickets are $10 per person.
Housed in Quirk Theatre, the EMU Theatre troupe will present Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” Oct. 19-20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for those 12 and under. For tickets, call 734-487-2282 or go to emutix.com. A matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday as well.
The Symphony Band and the University Choir will perform a free concert Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. in Pease Auditorium. The event is a tribute honoring Michael McGuire, a former EMU professor of music therapy, who died recently. For more information, call 734-487-0280.
Partnership between EMU’s College of Education and Global Education of Excellence provides job chances for students and grads in the
A partnership between Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education and Global Educational Excellence will provide EMU students the opportunity to student teach and other job opportunities in the Middle East
The institutions both vowed to offer educational opportunities as GEE widens its operations into Jordan and Dubai, during the Oct. 1 signing of a memorandum of understanding.
GEE, an Ann Arbor-based educational management company, was started in 1998 by Mohamad Issa and Said Issa. According to its website, the business was created to be a “vehicle for developing educational environments where all children are offered quality educational opportunities.”
EMU’s Dean of the College of Education Jann Joseph said in a press release, “This partnership will open up opportunities for student-teaching in Jordan and potential jobs for our graduates. We also expect to see an increase in students attending EMU from the Middle East.”
The MOU provides for assistance in professional growth for GEE teachers who enroll in EMU’s international teacher certificate program. EMU will admit GEE qualified high school graduates who meet EMU’s admission requirements.
Mohamad Issa said in a press release, “The project will allow for EMU and GEE to develop international relations with the Middle East. The teacher training will prepare international students by using the Common Core State Curriculum to be successful in American universities and for teachers in America to learn successful programs from the Middle East. This program also will create opportunities for students from the Middle East to experience quality American higher education at an affordable cost.”
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