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TEDxUTChattanooga invites speaker nominations

“Now what?” is the topic of the first TEDxUTChattanooga meeting on Saturday, October 25, 2014, to be held on the UTC campus.  The entire campus and community can become involved in this independently organized and officially licensed event based on TED, Technology, Entertainment, Design conferences. Nominate a speaker or nominate yourself to speak, attend the event, sponsor the event, or volunteer at the event. The deadline to nominate a

ThinkAchieve course offers experiential learning in San Salvador, Bahamas

Leah Keith-Houle’s Red Bank High School students are learning to map with a purpose. Unlike most mappers who are white males between 30-45 years old, Keith-Houle’s students are often young black women and men who are 16 years old. They tested their skills when they formed a Humanitarian Outreach Team (HOT) for OpenStreetMap (OSM). With this open source program, they’ve mapped Padang, Indonesia, for tsunami preparedness and Washington, Illinois, for tornado first responders.

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

Local high school students visit UTC TV Studio

Lights, camera, action! Local high school students got a chance to film their own mock talk show at the UTC TV Studio. The students are on campus as part of The University’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative.

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High school students enjoy 2014 Summer Business Experience

A group of high school seniors spent six days immersed in the 2014 Summer Business Experience at UTC, where they interacted with College of Business professors and successful business professionals in workshops, field trips, and seminars.

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