Monthly Archives: February 2017

A love engineered with adventure and gratitude – David and Dottie Sorrick

During the summer of 1983, sophomore David Sorrick struggled to stay focused in his physics class at Holt Hall. Fortunately, a smart, cute, brunette student caught his attention and sparked his interest in the course. David, an electrical engineering major, and Dorothy “Dottie” Ayres, a double major in industrial and mechanical engineering, did not see each other much following their summer physics class until becoming reacquainted in an engineering

Faculty Profile: Dr. Aldo McLean, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Management and Technology

Dr. Aldo McLean joined the CECS faculty in 2010, and since that time has been actively involved in the life of College, the University, and the community.  A native of Panama, Dr. McLean previously taught at the University of Louisville, where he earned his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering.  He holds the Professional Engineer license and is an American Society for Quality Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. His areas of expertise

New Applied Research Initiative with Gestamp Chattanooga

Building on the College’s strengths in mechanical and computational engineering, the applied research initiative with Gestamp Chattanooga, led by Dr. Louie Elliott, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering as Principal Investigator, is designed to help develop technologies to model and forecast sheet metal stamping forms used in automobile parts manufacturing.  Dr. Elliott has demonstrated expertise in physics as well as mechanical and computational engineering, and welcomes this opportunity to direct

CECS Staff News

Ben Swords has joined the College as the Design Lab Supervisor, having previously held the CECS Machinist post.  In his new position, Ben will work with the students and faculty in  a wide variety of design projects and capstone experiences.               Loretta Carroll has joined the College as Administrative Assistant in Electrical Engineering.  She comes to UTC with a wealth of administrative and support experience

Eight New Faculty Expected to Join the College Fall 2017

With the expansion of both undergraduate and graduate programs in the College including the Bachelor of Applied Science and the Master of Science in Automotive Systems, anticipated enrollment growth, expansion of applied research initiatives, and the reality of existing faculty vacancies, searches for eight individuals to join the faculty for Fall 2017 are underway.  The range of expertise and experience desired, is broad and is in concert with both

Spring 2017 Important Dates

Spring 2017 February 17 – Summer 2017 Schedule is Released February 20 – Mid-Term Grades Begin Posting February 22 – CECS Student Forum and Town Hall Meeting March 1 – CECS Career Day March 10 – Deadline for May 2017 Graduation March 13 – Fall 2017 Schedule is Released March 15 – Deadline for August 2017 Graduation March 13-19 – Spring Break (No Classes) March 20 – Last day to

New Student Service and Outreach Initiatives

Three new student service and outreach initiatives were established by the College this fall – a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Program, the CECS Ambassadors, and a Community Service Internship Program.  All three of the initiatives are student led and are designed to effectively address the College’s commitment to student learning and community partnerships. Recognizing that tutoring support in engineering and computer science courses was not available through the University-wide academic support

CECS Alumni Share Thoughts on “The Well-Rounded Engineer” January 25

First Offering in the Spring 2017 Speaker Series Three outstanding alumni, holding both baccalaureate and master’s degrees from the College,  were welcomed back to campus to share with students, faculty, staff, and the general public, their thoughts on the characteristics of well-rounded engineers, technologists, and computer scientists.  On the evening of January 25, Lulu Copeland ’82 and ’09, Kayvon Sadrabadi ’87 and ’93, and Kim Hulvey ’06 and ’10,

Dr. James Newman III Named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2017 Associate Fellow

Dr. Newman was formally  honored and inducted as an AIAA Associate Fellow at the AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, which was held in conjunction with the 2017 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition. The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work,

CECS Student Making a Positive Impact: Nisarg Hansaliya

Researchers in the field of social behavior  point out several characteristics of leaders who positively impact the lives of others and the work of their affiliated endeavors. They engage with people in open, mutually-beneficial ways. They invest time and energy not in what is, but in what can be. They embrace critique. They share what they know. They view the journey as a key element of the goal. The