Yearly Archives: 2015

Students Learn Guiding Principles for Effective Problem Solving with Gloria Portillo

Dr. Aldo McLean invited Gloria Portillo of Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc., one of the strongest collaborators and supporters of the Engineering Technology Management program, to speak about effective problem solving to his ETEM 4560 Quality Improvement class on Wednesday, October 22. According to Dr. McLean, Portillo is “a black belt”—referring to the “Black Belt Certification” from The Council for Six Sigma Certification, which is concerned with quality improvement

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Richard Carpenter from EPB Fiber Optics Guest Speaker for ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar Class

The Engineering Management & Technology department was proud to host Richard Carpenter from EPB Fiber Optics.  Richard visited the ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar class to talk with students about skills required to manage engineers in a company. Richard has 20 years in the telecommunications industry and is the current Manager of Operations at EPB in charge of the state-of-art Network Operations Facility in Chattanooga. Richard made it clear

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Dr. Ed McMahon visits the Engineering Management Seminar class

The ETEM 1000 – Engineering Management Seminar class was proud to host Dr. McMahon, Professor Emeritus and Interim Dept. Head for the Engineering Management & Technology department. The students embarked on a journey via Dr. McMahon’s perspective of the evolution of technology.  From his first mechanical calculator, the Friden electromechanical calculator, and his first interaction with a personal computer to where computers and technology are today, gave him a

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Students Discuss the “Power of Why” with Deb Hansford

On Friday, October 16, Deb Hansford spoke about the “Power of Why” to students in the ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar course. The objective of the course, according to Dr. Aldo McLean, assistant professor of Engineering Management and instructor of the class, is to encourage students to continue pursuing their degree in engineering technology management and to motivate them for success in their careers. Hansford is a friend and

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Construction Management Competition Team Participates in the Associated Schools in Construction (ASC) Region 2 Student Competition

The Construction Management Competition Team representing the Engineering Management & Technology department at the College of Engineering and Computer Science traveled the Greensboro, NC  for the Associated Schools in Construction (ASC) Region 2 Student Competition on October 28, 2015.  The team will compete in a two day competition against other Universities including University of Florida, Virginia Tech, Auburn University, Clemson University, UNC Charlotte, Mississippi State University, and Appalachian State University. The competition

Interim Dean visits to welcome students majoring in Engineering Management and Construction Management

Dedication, Passion, Generous spirit: These are three of the collective descriptions resonating about Dr. Neslihan Alp after her recent visit to students in the ETEM 1000 Engineering Management Seminar 1.  Dr. Alp is the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UTC. Dr. Alp stopped by to welcome the sophomore and junior students majoring in Engineering Management and Construction Management. These programs are close to her heart since she is

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Students tour Volkswagen Chattanooga for Facilities Management Course

A group of twenty Engineering Technology Management, Industrial Engineering, and Master in Engineering Management students took a one-hour tour of Volkswagen Chattanooga on November 3, 2014, as part of the Facilities Management class taught by Dr. Aldo McLean. “The plant was designed with upmost consideration to the flow of materials, products, and people,” Dr. McLean said, making it “a great fit for the Facilities Management course.” The opportunity to

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