CET News & Events

arrow Fancisco Iniguez, a student in the HVACR program, was one of three next generation HVACR Technicians to be awarded $10,000 from the hilmor Retool Your Future 2013 Scholarship Contest. As a grand prize winner, he was also awarded the new hilmor Starter Tool Kit and all-expense paid travel to the AHR Expo 2014 in New York City. A merchandising Green Wall with tools from the Starter Kit was donated by hilmor and is on display in the Granger Building.

arrow Hannah Morris, a Plastics Engineering Technology student, is one of the recipients of the DME Plastics University program $1000 student scholarship. This scholarship is part of the DME Company's Continuing Education Support program to ensure the addition of exceptional students to the plastics industry.

arrow The annual Woodbridge Ferris MATHCOUNTS Competitiontook place on February 7th, and was coordinated by Mechanical Engineering Professor Chuck Drake. More than 100 sixth through eighth grade "mathletes" from eight schools participated in the event. The Big Rapids Middle School team placed first and will continue on to the state competition along with three individual students.


arrow Team Sustainable Michigan, comprising of Architecture and Facility Management and Energy Systems Engineering students from Ferris, LCC, and KCAD, has been selected as one of twenty teams invited to compete in the 2015 Solar Decathlon. Last fall, the team submitted an inter-institutional application to the biennial competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team will now begin the two-year process of building solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation, and design excellence and present at the Fall, 2015, competition in Irvine, California.

arrow January 20, 2014- Hilmor Announces Scholarship Winner to Ferris State University student Francisco Ininguez

In an effort to help the next generation of HVACR Technicians, Hilmor announced its Retool Your Future program in June of 2013 which included sponsoring a contest that offered a $10,000 scholarship to three current or future HVACR students.

One student from Ferris State University's HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration) program, Francisco Iniguez, was awarded the $10,000 scholarship, the new hilmor Starter Tool Kit, and all-expense, paid travel to the AHR Expo 2014, the world's largest trade show in New York City.

In addition, Hilmor donated a merchandising Green Wall that consists of the Dual Readout Thermostat, 2-Valve Aluminum Manifold, Quick Engage Flare and Swage and Quick Change Magnetic Nut Driver to be displayed in the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR.

The link to Franscisco's story is attached: (click here) 

arrow This past November, Ferris State University and the Charleviox-Emmet Intermediate School District sponsored a hands-on event at both Petoskey and Ellsworth high schools. More than 50 high school students interested in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) attended.

arrow This past fall semester, senior Architecture and Sustainability students in the Small Town Studio, taught by Assistant Professor Paul Long, engaged in two service-learning projects with local communities. The first half of the semester was spent working with community leaders in the village of Mecosta and included volunteer opportunities with the Mecosta County Youth and Family Center. During the second half of the semester, the students worked directly with the Leadership Council from Big Rapids' St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School to develop conceptual plans for how the organization can expand its school facilities.

arrow For the third year, the Architecture and Facility Management Programs have presented the successful Place Matters, an Architecture and Sustainability Film and Lecture series. During the current academic year, six events have been scheduled. The next documentary screening, entitled Architecture, will be followed by a panel discussion of industry experts.

arrow Three brothers earn HVACR Engineering Technology & Energy Management Bachelor degrees at Ferris State University.

Big Rapids, Mi. (January, 2014) - Caleb Ringelberg arrived in Big Rapids, in August of 2002, to begin the HVACR program.   A few years later, a younger brother, Samuel Ringelberg, moved to Big Rapids to begin the program, as well. Then in 2012, Micah Ringelberg, another younger brother, followed in their footsteps.

In May of 2006, Caleb graduated from Ferris and began work for Schneider Electric as a Project Manager in Harrisburg, PA. In May of 2011, Samuel graduated from Ferris and began work for Schneider Electric as an Energy Engineer in Richmond, Va. And in May of this year, their younger brother, Micah, will graduate from the HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management Degree. He will begin work with Trane as a HVACR Sales Engineer in May of this year in Grand Rapids, MI, as a HVACR sales engineer.

Throughout it all, the brothers enjoyed their academic experiences at Ferris. They also have all found unique positions in HVACR across the country.

"The FSU HVACR program is an excellent one," dad Jon H. Ringelberg says of the College of Engineering and Technology's degree program. "It has a lot of practical applications because of real-world projects that take place in and out of the classroom"; adding, "Our family loves Ferris State University. The quality of the industry partners (and paid internships) was top notch and the access to the professors and staff made the program unforgettable".


arrow Student volunteers enjoyed mentoring elementary and middle school students from the Village of Mecosta on basic concepts of architecture through introductory design and construction activities, including a computer "workshop." This event provided a fun way for youth to take part in a Small Town Studio class project. CET students are currently working with village leaders to develop revitalization ideas for challenges that face a small community.