Monthly Archives: May 2016

CECS Spring Awards Dinner Held on April 20th

Over one hundred of the College’s students, faculty, and staff joined CECS Advisory Board Chairman and EPB Board Chairman Mr. Joe Ferguson, UTC Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Jerald Ainsworth, and Dean Daniel Pack in celebrating an evening recognizing student and faculty scholarship and service. Held on April 20th, the CECS Awards Dinner highlighted the outstanding work of students, staff and faculty in the areas

UTC Engineering students Plant Tours and Field Trips

A group of twelve students with studying Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering toured the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant on March 17, 2016. The tour was organized by Dr. Aldo McLean, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Technology. “According to Nissan’s latest information,” said Dr. McLean, “workers assemble over 600,000 vehicles each year at the Nissan Plant in Smyrna,

Inaugural CECS Student Forum

On April 20, the inaugural CECS Student Forum was held.  During the lunch gathering complete with pizza and complimentary T-shirts, over 75 students majoring in each of the disciplines, faculty, and staff gathered to hear updates from Dean Pack and each of the College’s Department Heads.  The forum also provided the opportunity for students to ask questions regarding all aspects of the College. Student Forums of this type will

Recent CECS Visit Days

This March, in partnership with the Admissions Office, the College sponsored a CECS Visit Day. Coordinated by Mechanical Engineering Department Head Dr. Gary McDonald, the Visit Day featured a tour of the College and panel presentations by faculty and students for incoming freshman prospective students who have indicated engineering or computer science as their potential majors. The students and their families spent an informative and enjoyable afternoon learning about

CECS Hosts Annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum

In May, CECS hosted the Annual Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum sponsored by the Tennessee Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation. The forum is designed to showcase and recognize outstanding initiatives within the State of Tennessee to reduce transportation-related energy and emissions, and that save natural resources, improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans, and create efficiencies in the delivery of goods and services. Dean Daniel Pack offered closing remarks

Engineering Student Team Successes

Chem-E Car Team recently won 1st place in the Poster Competition at the AIChE 2016 Southern Regional Student Conference. Congratulations to our ASME Student Chapter for winning the “Best Single Step” at the National Rube Goldberg Competition in Columbus Ohio. This April the Senior Design IEEE Robotics Team participated in the SoutheastCon 2016 in Norfolk VA placing 12th out of 46 teams in the Hardware Competition. The UTC team

Students Honored Recently

Order of the Engineer Ceremony The spring 2016 Order of the Engineer Ceremony was held Monday, April 18, 2016 with the largest group of inductees in the history of the college. Congratulations to the following 41 students: Jacob Akins, Marquita Beard, Trevor Burgess, Richard Cook, Charles Michael Dandy, Jacob Alan Dedeker, Jimmy Philip DePrimo II, Benjamin Ryan Evans, Melvin Flowers, Stephen Frey, Kristopher E. Gates, Ashley Godoy, Tyler Groce,

UTC CECS Competes in Baja SAE – SAE Collegiate Design Series, Gorman, CA

Extreme Engineering is what Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Competition is all about. Going beyond textbook theory by designing, building and testing the performance of a real vehicle. For the 10th year, CECS entered the Baja SAE competition with a team of  22 students from Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering.  Traveling to Gorman, California, the team’s efforts were part of an interdisciplinary design course, and were

Student Profile – Shika Patel

Ms. Shika Patel is a May 2016 graduate of the University having earned MS Degrees in both Chemical and Mechanical Engineering. A founding member of the CECS Dean’s Student Advisory Council, Shika also served as President of the University-wide Graduate Student Association (GSA) during the 2015-16 year. The GSA is the official governing body of graduate and professional students at UTC which advocates for graduate students’ rights both on

CECS Showcases Research and Design This Spring

In April, fifteen of the College’s students and faculty shared their research and design projects by participation in the University-wide Research Dialogues. The two day event featured traditional poster presentations, research symposiums, and two inaugural activities – a 3 Minute Thesis Competition for Master’s and PhD students, and a Faculty Elevator Pitch Competitions. Two CECS members won those competitions: 3 Minute Thesis Competition – effective explanation of the student’s

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