Yearly Archives: 2018

UTC and Erlanger researching methods to improve leukemia therapy

On Nov. 1, 2018, a research grant for $25,000 has been awarded to the research project: Aptameric Targeting of CD19 B-lymphocyte Transmembrane Receptor via Molecular Simulations for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapy. The grant was awarded through the inaugural competition of the Collaborative Research Grant initiative, a partnership between UTC, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and the Erlanger Health System. The research team is led by UTC’s

‘Mocs’Phersons: Siblings Plugged into Video-Game Arcade

On the third floor of the Engineering, Math and Computer Science building, just down…

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Grant approved for research into wastewater treatment using microalgae

On Dec. 4, 2018, the UTC Faculty Grants Committee awarded $1,600 the project Photobioreactor Development for Microbial Treatment of Hamilton County Wastewater Effluents. A UTC research team led by Dr. Michael Danquah, professor and director of the university’s chemical engineering program, is developing a sustainable technology to treat Hamilton Country wastewater using microalgae. These organisms can recycle carbon while consuming contaminants from wastewater to produce useful biological compounds such

IEEE Power and Energy Society awards scholarships to UTC Electrical Engineering students

Timothy Mannon and Christopher Lee Electrical Students, Christopher Lee and Timothy Mannon from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, each received a $2,000 scholarship from the IEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. One hundred and seventy-four (174) PES Scholarship recipients were selected from 96 U.S., Puerto Rico & Canadian universities for the 2019-19 academic year. The initiative recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a

Fall 2018 Career Fair

Every Fall, the College of Engineering and Computer Science hosts a Career Fair to give students an opportunity to meet local employers for interviews for co-op, internship, and employment. The Career Fair was held on November 7th, 2018, on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Engineering, Math, and Computer Science building. Over 50 vendors from surrounding businesses participated in the event. For students who wanted to know the

Rocket Mocs Win 1st Place in Student Rocketry Challenge

The UTC Rocket Mocs won 1st place in the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space University Student Rocketry Challenge. Since UTC last competed in the challenge, EDS has grown from more than 80 chapters across the country to 113 chapters, including at Purdue University, Arizona State University, MIT and Tennessee Tech University. The Rocket Mocs team represented UTC at the SpaceVision conference, where presentation of their design

Speaker Series – Hash Hashemian – The Future of Energy (is hard to predict)

On Friday, November 2nd, 2018, Hash Hashemian, the President & CEO, AMS Corporation and adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at UTK spoke to the College of Engineering and Computer Science on the topic of “the Future of Energy (is hard to predict).” Energy, in terms of fuel for transportation and electricity, is in a state of great uncertainty. In the Western world, the demand for electricity has been relatively

Backpack 2 Briefcase Event – Get prepared for the CECS Career Fair

The College of Engineering and Computer Science held its first ever Backpack 2 Briefcase event on November 2, 2018 where students were welcomed to meet with professionals to get assistance with their job search readiness. This event was held to prepare students for the CECS Career Fair to hone their skills before meeting with prospective employers. The areas covered during the event were resume writing, dressing for success, mock

UTC places 2nd in Risk and Finance at the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Competition

The only all-undergraduate student team to compete at the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Competition came from UTC and placed second in Risk and Finance. The College of Engineering and Computer Science sent four teams to compete over the course of three days at the Associated Schools of Construction Regional Competition. Over 360 students from 13 universities in the ACC and SEC conferences attended the event, which featured a

Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business – 2018 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management

The ASEM held its International Annual Conference on October 17-19, 2018. The event was hosted by the University of Idaho, College of Engineering, Engineering Management Program in the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Representing the University of Tennessee at Cahttanooga were  three faculty (Wolday Abhra, Dr. Ahad Nasab, and Dr. SeongDae Kim) and 3 students (Hana Karra, Raghda Mohamed, and Linda Erickson) attended and made presentations.   Reducing Steering