Yearly Archives: 2016

Faculty Committed to Scholarship and Service

In addition to their outstanding teaching efforts, the CECS faculty are committed to excellence in both scholarship and service to their community and their disciplines.  In recent weeks, three of the College’s faculty were recognized for their efforts in those key areas. Drs. Ronald Cox, Neslihan Alp, and Hon Qin each received awards based on their distinguished  scholarship and service. Dr. Ron Cox, Burkett Miller Chairholder in the Department

UTC students tour new Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company facility

Solomon Puryear, Amanda Caldwell, Brett Cavender, Shakari Smiley, Clifford Armstrong, Emily Brown, Dr. Aldo McLean, Brian McCoy, Bob Masterson, Maryam Ghorashi, Rickevious Johnson Ten students had the privilege of touring the new Coca-Cola UNITED distribution and sales facility in Chattanooga on October 6, 2016. Arranged as part of his Facilities Management course, Dr. Aldo McLean scheduled the tour to help illustrate the concepts students learn in class. “The ability

Living, Learning Community Off to a Great Start

This fall, CECS marked the opening of the College’s Living, Learning Community [CECS LLC] as a part of the University’s innovative residential life offerings. Seven young men from Georgia and across Tennessee are residents of the campus Walker Apartments, participating in a special topics course under the mentorship of Associate Dean Dr. Neslihan Alp, and exploring opportunities to learn more about the academic programs and activities of the College.  From casual coffee at

Seventh Annual CECS Get on Board Day

On September 14, the College hosted the 7th annual Ge on Board Day, giving opportunities for current and potential students to learn more about CECS’ academic and service societies, clubs, and organizations.  Over 300 students met with faculty and student representatives of seventeen groups in the College courtyard and were joined by one of the Baja racers and the MOC Train. Get on Board Day has proven to be a great way to “kick start” the fall term

CECS and DENSO – A Decade of Partnerships

In early August, CECS students, faculty, staff and alumni joined in thanking DENSO for it’s decade of support of the College’s Society of Automotive Engineers Baja Team.  For the past ten years, the global manufacturer of automotive parts has provided financial support for the research, development, and construction of Baja vehicles which have competed against engineering schools in regional and national competitions. The presentation of DENSO’s most recent generous gift to the College

Two Young CES Alumni Breaking New Ground in Space and Beyond…

  Two Mechanical Engineering grads in the College’s 2008 Class are breaking new ground in aerospace research and in entrepreneurship.  Lincoln County, Tennessee native Nettie Roozeboom is an aerospace engineer with NASA’s Ames Research Center in California working with fellow innovative researchers to test new aircraft designs that could cut fuel use in half, reduce pollution by 75%, and remove noise to nearly one-eighth of what it is today. 

CECS and TVA: Innovative Partnerships Benefit the Community and the Professions

For more than four decades, the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Tennessee Valley Authority have worked together on mutually-beneficial and innovative research, workforce development, and educational initiatives to benefit the citizens of our region. Three recent partnerships highlight the scope and scale of the linkages between the CECS and TVA. First, CECS is the newest partner of in the CADNet School-to-Work Program which has already positively impacted more

Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Matt Joplin Working with SpaceX

Matt Joplin, graduate student in Electrical Engineering, is interning with SpaceX during the 2016-17 academic year.  Following a highly competitive selection process Matt was selected to do research with the firm at its facility in Seattle, Washington. His academic work in the College, and graduate-level research under advisement of Dr. Loveless, served him well as SpaceX seeks to foster the development of students with proven records of outstanding investigatory research.

Electrical Engineering Professor’s paper selected as a “Best Paper” for IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2016

Dr. Abdelrahman Karrar, visiting professor, Electrical Engineering, has submitted (in collaboration with  others from UTC and TVA) a paper “On-site Low Voltage Determination of Zero Sequence Impedances for Station Auxiliary Transformers” which was selected among the best conference papers for the upcoming IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2016, Boston MA, July 17 – 21st. A 2nd paper, “Influence of Zero Sequence Impedances of Station Auxiliary Transformers on Equipment Performance under Open-Phase Faults” was selected to be

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Job Postings for Students & Recent Graduates

Area, regional, and national employers actively recruit CECS graduates and current students from all engineering disciplines and computer science. CECS works with the University Career and Student Employment Center representatives to effectively share employment opportunities with current students and alumni. In addition to timely postings on the digital boards and departmental bulletin boards in the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Building, open positions are accessible via Potential employers