Monthly Archives: August 2017

College’s Living, Learning Community Expanded

In support of the College’s commitment to increasing opportunities for freshmen engagement, the CECS Living, Learning Community (LLC) has been expanded from eight to sixteen participants.  Earlier this month, twelve men and four women moved into the Stophel Apartments on UTC’s South Campus. The freshman LLC participants are graduates of high schools from across Tennessee and other states. The activities of the LLC began this Fall Semester with enrollment

Chattanooga Technology Council Honors Six CECS Students

In June, ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, awarded $12,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Chattanooga area post-secondary schools, with CECS students receiving six of the twelve awards. Volkswagen of North America’s Conference Center hosted a luncheon event honoring the students which was attended by members of the business community, college officials, in addition to the scholarship recipients and their families. The ChaTech Scholars Program was established in 2014,

Dr. Mike “Tennessee” Jones Retires After Forty-Two Years with CECS

Dr. Michael H. Jones retired from the University on July 31 following a career spanning four decades of service to this College and the University.  Dr. Jones’ work as teacher and mentor to thousands of students of the past forty-two years has had a lasting positive impact on their lives and the life of CECS. In addition to his distinguished teaching, Dr. Jones began his career as the College’s

Chemical Engineering Lab Improvements and Naming Events This Fall

During the summer months, improvements were made to the College’s Chemical Engineering Laboratories through the installation of new equipment including a chemical reactor station, heat exchanger station, and an absorption column valued at ~$130,000, and the repurposing of space on the second floor of EMCS as a laboratory. With the present and projected enrollment growth in the College’s Chemical Engineering Program, the positive impact of the improvements will better

Under the Microscope: CECS Chem E Student’s Work on Nanotechnology in Japan

Senior Chemical Engineering Student and Brock Scholar, Cooper Thome, is working with mesenchymal stem cells. What the heck are mesenchymal stem cells?  They are stem cells that can grow into a variety of different cells, from bone to cartilage, from muscle to fat. “They have many therapeutic applications, from the treatment of orthopedic injuries to autoimmune diseases,” Cooper explains. “Knowing how various environments and factors affect stem cells is

CECS and DENSO Partnership Benefits the Racing MOCS

The partnership between the College and of Engineering and Computer Science and Denso Corporation, a global automotive components manufacturer, spans eleven years, and has been a key element of the Racing Mocs Baja Team’s success. The College welcomed the opportunity to thank our Denso partners at an event held earlier this month with Denso officials, members of the Racing Mocs Team, College alumni, faculty and staff. Denso’s recent gift

Professor Mina Sartipi to Assist Smart Cities and Urban Science and Technology Initiatives for UTC

The University’s Vice Chancellor of Research announced that Dr. Sartipi, UC Foundation Professor of Computer Science, is the lead for the University’s Smart Cities and Urban Science and Technology initiatives. In that role, she reaches out to faculty across UTC to build teams that can partner with agencies in the City of Chattanooga, and with peer researchers at other institutions to address smart city challenges and to expand UTC’s

Dr. Anthony Skjellum Named Director of the SimCenter and Joins CECS Faculty

This Spring, Dr. Anthony Skjellum was named Director of the SimCenter: National Center for Computational Science.  As of August 1, Dr. Skjellum will also serve as a member of the CECS Computer Science faculty and as chair of the Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Dr. Skjellum  received his education at Cal Tech.  His PhD work emphasized portable, parallel software for

Dr. Trevor Elliott Named Lifetime Senior Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Trevor Elliott was named Lifetime Senior Member by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Advancement to senior member status is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated successful professional practice in the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics. During the past year he was accepted into membership on the Institute’s Hybrid Rockets Technical Committee, and was also invited to be