No fooling, the Adams State University/CSU Engineering Manufacturing Education Center (EMEC) is complete. An Open House will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, in Porter Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Adams State University Engineering Manufacturing Education Center with students
First Year Seminar Engineering students work in the new EMEC.

The event will include tours of the facility throughout the day; demonstrations of the new jet engine at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and machine demonstrations throughout the day; 3D printer displays and free refreshments. Mechanical engineering students and staff will be available to share their knowledge of the program and instruments and Adams State Mechanical Engineer Director Matt Nehring, Ph.D., and Colorado State University Engineering Department Director Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D., will also be available for questions about the program.

Every participant will receive a small giveaway. Large groups are welcome, including schools; to accommodate please schedule an appointment by contacting Scott Clayton, CSU Undergraduate Teaching Labs Engineer, at 719-587-7858. 

CSU/Adams State Mechanical Engineering Program

Adams State partnered with Colorado State University to establish the mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree. Students have the opportunity to earn the CSU degree, delivered entirely on the Adams State campus. Adams State provides all lower-division coursework for the first two years of the program and CSU provides all upper-division coursework with face-to-face instruction for the last two years by CSU faculty located in Alamosa.

William Porter Hall

The late William A. Porter, Class of 1951, was founder and chairman of E*TRADE Group, Inc. William Porter donated $4.6 million worth of stock in E*TRADE Group, Inc. in 1998. He received the Adams State Associated Alumni’s 1991 Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2005 Billy Adams Award.