NRC students, faculty visit MSU
From left: Adam Mellankamp of Stober, Barry Glass, David Russell, Dale Love and Andrew Sloane.
Students and faculty from Northern Regional College, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, recently visited Morehead State University’s Department of Applied Engineering and Technology (AET).
Northern Regional College’s lecturers David Russell and Barry Glass along with students Andrew Sloane and Dale Love spent a week on campus. They attended classes, met with students and faculty, and visited the facilities of the AET Department.
The week began with a dinner which included Morehead Sister Cities members, followed by a meeting with Dr. Roger McNeill, dean of the College of Science and Technology.
Dr. Antonino Carnevali, MSU’s associate director of the Space Science Center, gave the group a guided tour of the Space Science Center and various AET classes.
After discussions with faculty, the group attended the Celebration of Student Scholarship Award banquet in Adron Doran University Center. Prior to the ceremony, Russell talked with MSU President Wayne D. Andrews about the visit and the Morehead area.
Later in the week, the special guests visited Summit Polymers Inc. and Kyosan Denso Manufacturing Kentucky (KDMK) in Mt. Sterling, and given guided tours by AET graduates of working in each facility. The group also had a chance to pay a visit to Stober Drives, Emerson Power Transmissions (Sealmaster).
The week ended with a cookout at the home of Jason Stepp, laboratories and facilities manager.
The visit was made possible based on a memorandum of association between MSU and NRC, Ballymena-Morehead Sister Cities Committee, and funded by the Ballymena Borough Council to develop the international contacts for the benefit of students and local companies and to pursue the Council’s strategy of developing external relationships to maximize the social, economic and cultural benefit to the Ballymena area.
Additional information is available by calling Stepp at 606-783-9409.