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Engineering students construct sensory pod for autistic children

By Cheryl Toomey, University Relations Graduate Assistant Autistic children often suffer from overstimulation, particularly from sights and sounds. Five UTC engineering students – Cassidy Craven, Jimmy DePrimo, Jeremy Stewart, Drew Bennett, and Christopher Jones – have come up with a solution to this problem for one therapy center. The sensory pod is designed to provide autistic children a place to escape sensory overload and calm down prior to their

Mocs Bass Anglers reel in a whopper, snag the win in final hour

Lance Geren, an Engineering Technology Management student, and Robbie Moore, a business major, won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional on Watts Barr Lake, part of the five-day BASSfest event.

Solomon Puryear learns on the job at WHBQ FOX13 in Memphis

Solomon C. Puryear is learning all about the television industry while he earns a degree in engineering management technology at UTC.

A new look for Zachary’s exercise train

A 12-year old boy with multiple developmental, speech, and feeding delays in Soddy Daisy needed to exercise on a climbing structure at his home, but his parents said it wasn’t very interesting or fun to use.  A group of UTC engineering students in Dr. Cecelia Wigal’s first year Design Project class discovered Zachary loves trains, so they designed a new look for the climbing structure.  The design was topped

Dr. Jim Henry selected for national engineering award

When Dr. Jim Henry was ten years into his tenure at UTC, he decided to run a remote chemical engineering lab, back when the word “Internet” was hardly a commonly used word.

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