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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

Scholarship Applications Open

It’s that time of year again! Fall here at the College of Engineering and Computer Science means flannel, football, falling leaves, and, most pressingly, financial aid. The FAFSA opened October 1st, which means that scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are officially available as well. There are a multitude of scholarships available that fit a variety of strengths and qualifications, and around thirty of them can be applied

Getting To Know You – Andrea Evans

This month’s Getting to Know You series features Ms. Andrea Evans, Budget Coordinator for the College An Alabama Crimson Tide football fan, Andrea has lived in Bryant, AL her entire life. Bryant is about 35 minutes outside of Chattanooga. She has worked in and around the Chattanooga area since she was 16. Her first job? Cashier at the Red Food Store in Trenton. Andrea has 3 daughters: Alanna Hunnicutt

2020 STEP Ahead Emerging Leaders, UTC Alumna Amanda Hodges

When students leave the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, they do so with more than just a diploma in hand. Take Amanda Hodges, a 2016 UTC graduate who, upon her entrance into a college education, never would have guessed the direction of her career or the achievements it would reap. She had succeeded in STEM in high school, and envisioned for herself work

AIAA Class of 2021 Associate Fellows honoree Dr. Trevor Elliott

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has recently had the pleasure of announcing its Class of 2021 Associate Fellows, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UTC takes particular pride in our very own honoree, Trevor Sterling Elliott. “I am extremely excited for and proud of each member of the Class of 2021 Associate Fellows,” said AIAA President Basil Hassan. “These individuals exemplify passion and

Chattanooga becomes living laboratory for cleaner, safer roads with Department of Energy grant

Chattanooga becomes living laboratory for cleaner, safer roads with Department of Energy grant Scientists from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will lead a team to create and test smarter intersections, where drivers will spend less time idling at red lights, and cars will know what speed to drive to clear every green light. “This project is a huge opportunity for us,” said Mina Sartipi, director and principal investigator

Getting To Know You – Dr. Dhamshala

This month’s Getting to Know You series features mechanical engineering professor Dr. Prakash Dhamshala. Dr. Dhamshala started with CECS in August 1981. He and his wife (a pediatrician) live in Chattanooga. Dr. Dhamshala enjoys watching old comedy TV shows, funny old Indian movies, and football games (American). He also enjoys playing tennis, ping pong, reading and travelling. One thing about him that surprises people? “My concern for the future