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Brothers graduate with engineering degrees, one will pursue Ph.D., the other begins career

David McPherson was homeschooled in Chattanooga, finished high school by age 15, and collected his UTC bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in May 2015 at 19 years old. His brother Andrew also graduated in May at age 21 with a software engineering degree.

Two graduate students receive Sigma Xi awards

Eddie Christopher and Brandon Allen received the 2015 Graduate Student Awards from the UTC Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Engineering students qualify for nationals in chemical engineering competition

A student team from the Chemical Engineering Department at UTC took second place in an alternative-fuels vehicle competition in Clearwater, Florida. UTC was one of the smallest schools in the competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Southeastern Conference hosted by the University of South Florida. Twenty one engineering schools from the Southeastern region participated in the competition. The UTC team placed higher than University of Alabama,

Andrew’s parallel bars built to encourage physical therapy

A group of engineering students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science Introduction to Engineering Design Course began spring semester 2015 with an introduction to three-year-old Andrew, who was born missing parts of his four limbs.  Physical therapy is required for Andrew to improve his mobility with prosthetics, but it’s an unappealing way to pass the time for the active little boy. Andrew’s need became an opportunity for

University celebrates commencement on May 2

Approximately 1,200 graduates will walk across the stage at UTC’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 2, in McKenzie Arena. Graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Computer Science will graduate at 9:00 a.m. Graduates from the College of Business and the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies will graduate at 1:00 p.m. For more information about commencement, visit Morning commencement: