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Students launch out-of this-world High Altitude Balloon

Earlier this May, Dr. Daniel Loveless led a team of 13 undergraduate and graduate students as they successfully launched and retrieved a high altitude balloon that peaked at an altitude of approximately 108,000 feet.

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Online MS Engineering Management named top 20 program in the nation

UTC’s MS Engineering Management Program was recently named the number 20 Online Engineering Management Graduate Program in the Nation by Top Management Degrees.

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Students Get Their Hands Dirty with Research

—Beth Ellen Roberts When UC Foundation Assistant Professor of Biology Hope Klug saw a 703 area code on her caller ID one day last November, she eagerly picked up the phone, anticipating that she was about to get some very good news. And in fact, the caller informed her that the National Science Foundation (NSF) had chosen her to receive a coveted NSF CAREER award, which will provide $655,000

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Understanding pregnancy discrimination

Peggy Young was working part-time as a delivery driver for United Parcel Service in 2006 when she became pregnant. Though her job description required that she be able to lift 70 lbs, she could lift no more than 20 lbs during her pregnancy. She asked UPS for accommodations, either temporary desk work or assistance lifting heavy packages. UPS argued that Young didn’t meet their criteria for light duty and required her to take unpaid leave. In 2008, she filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, which was heard by the Supreme Court in 2014.

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UTC introduces new Master’s in Automotive Systems

This fall, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will launch a new Master’s program catered to increasing opportunities from automotive industries in the Chattanooga area, including the 4,000 new jobs and $1.1 billion in capital investments of 2015 alone, as described on the program’s website.

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