Students on the UTC-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics Team achieved prestigious recognition for their performance at the 2014 IEEE SouthEastCon Hardware Competition held in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the second time UTC has sent a team to the competition, which required participants to design a robot that shoots a projectile from various distances to emulate the playing and shooting dynamics of basketball.
UTC’s Relay and Smart Grid laboratory has been recognized by a leading magazine in the power industry, Transmission and Distribution World. The publication highlighted the unique partnerships between UTC and local utilities in attaining the laboratory, begun more than a decade ago by Dr. Ahmed H. Eltom, Professor of Electrical Engineering at UTC.
With the nuclear disaster in Japan, the attention on nuclear energy plants and the systems used to manage them has never been greater. A partnership between The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and TVA has led to a gift of software and the creation of a new lab at UTC to enhance the education of our region’s energy technology workforce.