Quantcast

Senior project of Pittsburg State student could be seen on world - KOAM TV 7

Senior project of Pittsburg State student could be seen on world stage

Updated:

NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Sometimes the greatest ideas result from necessity. That was certainly the case for Hunter Morrison, a senior wood technology major at Pittsburg State.

When it came time to choose what to build for his senior project, the Lenexa, Kan., native combined creativity with practicality.

“I knew I would be graduating soon, and one of the things I was going to need was a desk,” he said. “It seemed to make sense to build a desk as my senior project.”

But he didn’t build just any old desk. His senior project is a mix of exotic woods, glass and nearly 200 hours of hard work.

“I wanted my senior project to stand out,” he said. “I wanted to take on a challenging project that I’d be proud of in the end.”

At a cost of more than $1,500, Morrison’s desk caught the eyes of his classmates and faculty.

“I’m extremely impressed by his creation,” said assistant professor of wood technology Doug Hague. “Our students always do a great job on their senior projects, but Hunter really went above and beyond what we usually see.”

Soon the woodworking world may get to see what Morrison created, as the desk will be entered into the student competition category of the 2014 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta, Ga.

The event, which takes place in mid-August, is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries. If Morrison’s desk is chosen as a finalist, it will be displayed at the expo for a final judging.

“I think Hunter’s desk has a very good chance of earning a spot onto the floor of that fair,” Hague said. “It’s incredibly well done, and it’s one of the more complex builds we’ve ever seen here. It deserves to be seen on the international stage.”

Morrison, who will be in California this summer on an internship with Fender Guitars, said he’s hopeful his desk will be chosen.

“I’d love to see the desk end up at the woodworking fair,” he said. “Even if it doesn’t make it, though, I’m very proud of it. It was a labor of love for me.”

# # #

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Pools Open to Warm Weather on Holiday Weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:52:44 GMT

    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

    More >>

    The  pools in Pittsburg  and Joplin are now  officially open for summer.      

    More >>
  • McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    McDonald County Veteran Honored More Than Seven Decades After Passing

    Saturday, May 26 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-05-27 02:01:53 GMT
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
    "I had always felt that he deserved a flag but I kinda put it aside because so many years had gone by" Jean Bird's brother Eldon Stratton died 74 years ago while fighting the Japanese in WWII. "They sent my brother's plane down on fire" His body was never recovered. Jean believes that might be why her family never received a flag in his honor, like they did for her father who was a prisoner of war in WWI. She also got a flag for her husband who was...More >>
  • LaTurner Files for Full 4 Year Term

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:31 GMT
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
    Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has filed for a full four year term. LaTurner, the youngest statewide official in the nation at 30-years-old, says it has been is honor to serve Kansans in the position for the past year. LaTurner says "I will continue to work hard every single day to build upon our record of success.” In a press release LaTurner representatives say the Treasurer has returned $24.6 million in unclaimed property, and was instrumental in rolling out...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.