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Getting to Know You – Paul Baggett

Paul Baggett, Associate Lecturer, Engineering Management & Technology Department When the Construction Management program began in 2008, Paul Baggett became an adjunct. From adjunct (2 years) he then served as Lecturer (2010 until 2019) and has been in his current role as Associate Lecturer since 2019. Residing in Chattanooga, he’s mostly lived in Cleveland, TN with a brief stint in “LA” AKA lower Alabama – Perdido, AL. Raised in

Getting to Know You – Joe Dumas

Getting to know you – Joe Dumas, UC Foundation Professor Computer Science and Engineering Joe is in his 28th year as a faculty member at UTC. He started in August of 1993. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, he’s also lived in Mississippi (Hattiesburg and Starkville while in school at USM and MSU), Dallas, TX, and Orlando, FL (while working on his Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida).

Getting to Know You – Sarah Alsobrooks

This month’s Getting to Know You series features Sarah Alsobrooks, Academic Advisor in the CECS Center for Student Success Sarah started at CECS in October 2014, as the Admin Assistant for the Civil and Chemical Engineering department. In July 2016, she joined the Center for Student Success team as Academic Advisor for the College. Sarah’s been married to her husband Brad for coming up on 23 years, and she

UTC CECS Student Construction Competition Team 2021

The Associated Schools of Construction Region 2 Student Competition 2021 has concluded. The UTC Student Construction Competition Team finish in 4th in ranking with only fractions of points separating 1st and 4th. The team participated in the Commercial Division. The ASC Region 2 Competition this year was a virtual challenge competition, which meant the teams from each University stayed on their campuses and communicated only by daily “touch-point” phone

Dr. Erkan Kaplanaglu Keynote Speaker for 8th International Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disorders Congress

The 8th International Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disorders Congress will feature engineering management and technology associate professor Erkan Kaplanoglu as the keynote speaker. For more information:

Getting to Know You – Karl Fletcher

This month’s Getting to Know You series features Karl Fletcher, Director of IT and Labs Karl started at the college in September of 1988. A couple changes he’s seen at CECS over the years include a new building and student competitions. His favorite thing about his career? “Student Interaction” he says. His proudest accomplishment has been “Developing a small ag business while growing the college’s tech group from two

Getting to Know You – Dr. Ahmed Eltom

This month’s Getting to Know You series features Dr. Ahmed H. Eltom Dr. Ahmed H. Eltom, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Electrical Engineering, is our featured faculty member for November’s “Getting To Know You”. Prior to living in Chattanooga, Dr. Eltom has lived in Potsdam NY, Doha Qatar, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, and Khartoum Sudan. He speaks both English and Arabic. His family consists of Shadia Ali (wife), Mohamed (son), and

Hatch It!: CECS Represents in Creative Business Competition

The UTC Gary Rollins College of Business annually presents “Hatch It: The Mocs Big Business Idea Competition,” an opportunity for students to pitch good ideas in exchange for money to start up or support their small business. The competition is sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, EPB, the Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence in Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Innovation

Speaker Series Review: MTSU’s Dr. Heather Brown

We at the College of Engineering and Computer Science of UTC were thrilled to host Dr. Heather Brown, accomplished professor at MTSU, for a talk entitled “Build with Strength: Innovative Materials for Concrete Applications.” Dr. Brown began at MTSU in 2001, and was the department chair of the School of Concrete and Construction Management from 2011 to August of this year. Additionally, she has done research for the Tennessee

Helping Students to Succeed: CECS Career Fair and Upcoming Other Events

UTC and the College of Engineering and Computer Science wants its students to graduate not just with a diploma, but with the tools they need to succeed, as well. That’s why throughout the remainder of this month and in November, there will be a frequent staging of events designed to do just that. Events hosted in pandemic appropriate formats will be used to aid students in important matters such