Advanced Technology Showcase Slated for Nov. 7

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 8, 2008 – The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology at Southeast Missouri State University will host an “Advanced Technology Showcase” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Otto and Della Seabaugh Polytechnic Building.

The Showcase will allow interested studentsᾰespecially high school juniors and seniors in chemistry, physics, upper-level math, computers, industrial technology, and career and technology center subjectsᾰto meet Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology faculty, staff and students who will highlight the building’s state-of-the-art facilities and technology with personal demonstrations throughout the building. Students may also speak with academic advisors and pick up program information.

Several learning opportunities will be afforded at the Showcase. Prospective students can learn about robotics, mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, computer-aided engineering, laser technology, rapid prototyping and product design, reverse engineering, electrical and electronic engineering technology, advanced electrical controls, Web design, computer graphics and animation (2D and 3D), computer networking and telecommunication, wireless networking, construction management and design, and much more.

Prospective students also will have the opportunity to learn about the programs and majors the Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology has to offer. The programs include Engineering Technology (ABET/TAC accredited), Industrial Technology (NAIT accredited), Industrial Education, and an AAS in Computer Technology (A+ scholarship available). Students in the engineering technology major may choose an option in electrical and control or mechanical and manufacturing systems. The industrial technology major offers six options, including computer and multimedia graphics, construction management and design, facilities management, industrial management, telecommunications and computer networking and technology management (for AAS transfer students). The AAS in computer technology program has three options, including automated manufacturing, microcomputer systems and technical computer graphics. Finally, there is a pre-professional program in pre-architecture.

While lunch will not be provided, there is a break in the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow ample time to enjoy lunch off-campus. Please RSVP at and forward questions to (573) 651-2104; shediger@semo.edu or the Advising Center at (573) 651-5930.