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Getting to Know You – Dr. Ignatius Fomunung

Dr. Ignatius Fomunung, UC Foundation Professor, Civil and Chemical Engineering A Professor in CECS since Fall 2005, Dr. Fomunung’s first job was at age 12, at the campus of Cameroon Baptist Academy (a secondary school in Muyaka, Cameroon), as a Groundskeeper. He’s lived in several towns in Cameroon as well as other locations. He tells us “I am a police brat. As a member of the national police, my

UTC’s Solar Splash Team’s First-ever Entry to a Competition

Congratulation to the Solar Splash Team’s first-ever entry to a competition! SOLAR SPLASH® is the World Championship of Collegiate Solar Boating, and it takes place over five days. Technical Inspections are done on the first day, and the remainder of the time is occupied by five on-the-water competitive events. Points are earned in 7 categories starting with Technical reports that are submitted before teams arrive at the competition. On-site

Technology Symposium Success

The 2021 virtual Technology Symposium featured 117 student projects from across the region. More than 740 people attended the virtual event on April 16, and our students had 5,873 unique views of their presentations. View the winners here. Thank you to the faculty and staff who helped make this event a success! ==================================================== WINNERS FOR EACH CATEGORY ARE POSTED BELOW: ==================================================== Senior Capstone Design 1st Place ($200) Michael Coleman, Billy Hall, Jessica Lyons, Joe Sliger Chemical Engineering, Dr. Bradley Harris SR40:

Dean’s List Spring 2021

Names in Alphabetical Order Rizwaan Abdul Kadir Ahmed Abubakr Shira Acklin Shelby Adams Sydney Aites Ahmed Alamer Hammam Albarnawi Faisal Alenzi Hamad Alfadhli Hasan Aljafar Abdullah Alkhalidi Alexander Allen Hall Allen Preston Allen Rebecca Allen Naif Almargan Abdulwahab Almesfer Fahad Alomran Shujaa Alotaibi Abdulaziz Alshammar Liam Altenbern Diego Amaro Ian Ammerall Allison Anders Andres Angel Colwell Antalek Chloe Arnold Jackson Arnold Spencer Arnold Eli Asher David Avery Francisco Ayala

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: www.cerebralpalsy2021.org

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