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Motlow State's Vincent Bush wins Engineering Technology award

Vincent Buss and Dr. John Byrd Motlow State Community College student Vincent Bush,left, was recently named the first-place winner in the student competition of the Engineering Technology section in the TAS 2016 conference. Bush, who is from Rockvale and a sophomore at Motlow, receives his first-place certificate from Dr. John Byrd, chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Austin Peay State University.

LYNCHBURG, TN (Dec. 1, 2016) — Motlow State Community College mechatronics student Vincent Bush was recently named the first-place winner in the student competition of the Engineering and Engineering Technology section of the Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) conference.

Bush, a Motlow sophomore from Rockvale, presented the project, "Low-Cost Supervisory Control System using PLCs Connected via a ProfiBus Network" as part of the participation of Motlow's American Chemical Society Chapter in the conference held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Bush was one of two students from Motlow who participated in the TAS 2016 conference. Along with Bush, student Yasmin Musa also participated with the project, "Wireless Transmitter Based on the Collapse of the Magnetic Field in a Relay".

Motlow's chapter of the professional American Chemical Society (MSCC-ACS), was recently established with Dr. Khalid Tantawi as its advisor to promote student engagement in STEM-related activities, and participated for the first time as a chapter in the student competitions of the annually-held Tennessee Academy of Science conference.

This year's TAS conference comes three years after Motlow State hosted the 123rd TAS conference. Student and faculty participants come from colleges and universities from all across the State of Tennessee to share their scientific works. TAS is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.