MTSU Signs Second Robotics Pact with the Military

Aug 13, 2012
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) The United States Army and Marine Corps have signed and agreement with Middle Tennessee State University to study ways robots on the ground can be used in concert with unmanned vehicles in the air.

In announcing the new pact Monday morning, MTSU said the deal is the first of its kind.  The agreement expands a partnership between the MTSU Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program and the U.S. military. Last year the university signed a deal to work on the Army’s remote-controlled Raven aircraft.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (HUBBARD)  --  While many teachers enjoy the opportunity to relax during their summer break, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University is having a summer that’s anything but relaxing.

Most people know Dr. Andrew Owusu as a professor health and human performance at MTSU . He's also know as the school’s assistant track coach.  What most people don’t know is that Owusu is also a decorated jumper and three-time Olympic athlete.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- With the State of Tennessee in the midst of major education reform, Middle Tennessee State University has announced it will soon offer a Doctor of Education degree in Assessment, Learning and School Improvement.

MTSU College of Education Dean Lana Seivers announced the new degree program late last week and says the first classes will be offered in the fall of 2013.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD) --   a Middle Tennessee State athlete recently had her first taste of what being an Olympian might be like. MTSU's Ann Dudley ultimately came up short, but says the experience will serve her well

Dudley became the Blue Raiders first female All American entry in the high jump this past track season. Her success led her to the U.S. track and field Olympic trials last month in Eugene, Ore.

Dudley went right to work and made the preliminary cut to get into the high-jump final.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games are set for Friday evening. WMOT News has discovered a surprising number of Mid-State connections to the games.

Tommy Haynes was a three-time All American under Middle Tennessee State track coach Dean Hayes. Haynes broke the NCAA and national records in the triple jump and set the top mark for an American at the 1975 Pan-American Games.