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Benefits of new SFA Engineering degree
Posted 10 - 09 - 2014

Benefits of new SFA Engineering degree presented at Chamber meeting

NACOGDO CHES – The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon presented by Regents Academy is noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 24 at Quality Inn & Suites, 3400 South St. Dr. Dan Bruton, professor of Physics at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present "Engineering at SFA."

"Earlier this year the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new Engineering Physics degree program at SFA. Students are now able to pursue a bachelor’s of science degree in Engineering Physics which includes new courses in mechanical and electrical engineering," Bruton said. "Graduates will be prepared to enter such diverse areas as mechanical controls, digital and analog electronics, instrumentation, robotics and manufacturing process control."

During the presentation, Bruton will give a brief description of the program and outline plans for partnerships with local business. To learn more about Engineering at SFA, go to  


“The addition of an engineering degree at SFA brings a lot of new possibilities for the local business community," said Dr. Adam Peck, program chair. "I am excited that Dr. Bruton will have the opportunity to inform our Chamber membership about this development.”


Bruton teaches courses in engineering, physics and astronomy and conducts research at the SFA Observatory. He is the Associate Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Texas A&M University and has a bachelors and masters degree in physics from SFA.


The luncheon serves as the Chamber’s monthly membership meeting. Reservations are required by noon, Wednesday Oct. 22, and lunch is $16 at the door. Find the event registration form and a secure “pay online” option at or call the Chamber at 936-560-5533.


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