Monthly Archives: November 2017

CECS Students Score at AIChE National Meeting

In late October, students from CECS traveled to Minneapolis to represent the College at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Mentored by Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Bradley Harris, the students participated in conference presentations and meetings,  and “scored” in the Chem E Car and poster competitions. The seven member UTC Chem E Car team finished 14th overall in a competitive field of

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CECS and CGLA STEM Mustangs Dream Big

What do 8th grade girls dream about? Well, the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) 8th graders in classes taught by Angela Kemp, Rebekah Foster, Madeleine Dougherty, and Ruairi Hutchison dream big about excelling in science, technology, engineering, and math. CECS faculty and students are helping to inspire those dreams and encouraging the young women to consider STEM fields for their post-secondary majors and careers. Earlier this month under the

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First of Two 2017-18 CECS Days of Networking Held on November 1

Over thirty employers from across the Chattanooga region participated in the College’s bi-annual Day of Networking held on November 1.  Company representatives shared information regarding both internship and full-time employment opportunities available for the College’s degree seekers and graduates in all programs and concentrations in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.  By hosting these Career Fairs in the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science Building, the College seeks to facilitate

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CECS Welcomes Mr. Phil Bonfiglio, Director of Development for the College

Effective November 1, Mr. Phil Bonfiglio has begun work as the new Director of Development with the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Mr. Bonfiglio comes to CECS from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, with previous fund raising and major gift experience at Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College. In his role as primary contact for the College with the University’s Advancement Division, Mr.

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TVA donates $50,000 to CECS project for nuclear power plants

November 13, 2017 Shawn Ryan A research project in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is “a problem solver,” according to  Mr. Steve Douglas of TVA. That’s why the power-generation company was in the college’s Electrical Power System Analysis (ETAP) lab on November 13, donating a $50,000 check to keep the research going, said Mr. Douglas, vice president of nuclear oversight at TVA, and member of the

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Volume One ~ Issue One of UT Chattanooga Magazine Features CECS Alumni, Community Partnerships, and Trajectory for Success

This fall, the University published a new magazine designed to keep alumni, donors, partners, and friends connected to UTC, highlighting the outstanding accomplishments – both on campus and in the community – of alumni, current students, faculty and staff.  The cover story and lead article features the College of Engineering and Computer Science with a focus on how the success of CECS alumni and its responsiveness to industry and

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Fall Marks the Dedication of Two CECS Chemical Engineering Laboratories – Professor Emeritus Dr. Jim Henry and the Late Dr. Frank Jones Honored

September 7 and October 11, 2017 were very special days in the life of the College.  In the morning hours of those days, two faculty members whose tireless efforts on behalf of CECS students in the Chemical Engineering Program were honored with events marking the dedication of two laboratories which now bear their names. As of September 7, Room 120 in the EMCS Building became the Dr. Jim Henry

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Student Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers: Ninth Year of Helping High School Students

Preparing to take the ACT admissions test can be stressful for high school students, parents, guidance counselors, and teachers. The CECS members of the campus chapter of the National Association of Black Engineers (NSBE) take it as their mission to help lower those anxiety levels by offering day-long ACT prep courses each Fall and Spring complete with a pizza lunch and fellowship. On Saturday, November 11, members of the

Dr. Mike “Tennessee” Jones Honored for His Service to CECS and UTC

On November 2, Dr. Michael H. Jones was honored for 42 years of service to  the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the entire University. His work as teacher and mentor to literally thousands of students has had a lasting positive impact on their lives and the life of CECS. Dr. Jones  began his career as the college’s Director of Freshman Engineering, where he served for more than

CECS Alumnus creates more independent lives for people with disabilities

Ezra Reynolds’s job title may be assistive technology design specialist, but he does much more than just create at Signal Centers, a Chattanooga nonprofit organization focused on fostering lifelong independence for children, adults and families. Using his UTC degrees in computer science and electrical engineering, Reynolds is a problem solver, often coming up with ingenious solutions to help people of all ages with disabilities live happier, more independent lives.

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