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Computational Science Student of the Month: Mehran Ghafari

Where are you from? I am a Persian Iranian who used to live in Tehran the capital of Iran. My mother tongue is Farsi. Growing up I was always interested in electronic devices; my toys never survived more than 24 hours from my curiosity. My parents once advised me to become a textile engineer but that was not my choice and I won that battle. I received my diploma

UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science Inaugural Technology Symposium

The inaugural Technology Symposium was a smashing success and featured more than 100 freshmen and senior design projects and undergraduate and graduate research projects. The symposium, whose keynote speaker was Peter Fuhr from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, also attracted participation from the general public, local high school and middle school students, industry representatives, community leaders and advisory board members. As part of the symposium, students were given awards for

Spring 2018 Awards Dinner

On Wednesday, April 17, more than 140 students, faculty and staff attended our 2018 Spring Awards banquet in the UTC University Center’s Tennessee Room. It was a chance to recognize the achievements of our students and faculty, and more than 125 awards and scholarships were presented during the banquet, honoring research accomplishments, academic performance, service to UTC and the community and outstanding instructional dedication. The Spring Awards banquet is

April 2018 Inductees for the Order of the Engineer and Tau Beta Pi

On April 12th, the College inducted fifty-four new members in the Order of the Engineer.  Drs. Gary McDonald and “Chuck” Margraves of the Mechanical Engineering faculty serve as advisors to the organization, and as representatives of the College at the Order’s  national level.  Founded in 1970, the Order’s mission and purpose is to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between

Spring 2018: CECS student success

UTC Places 5th in Sprint for Concrete Canoe a the ASCE Student Conference UTC ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) Student team, which included Daniel Nolan, Caleb Casey, Caroline Meacham, Andy Lewis, Lindsay Brady, Mack Richardson, Clint Clayton, Seth Caudle, Matthew Shields, and Natalie Burdine, placed the 5th in the Concrete Canoe men’s sprint race and the 9th in the Concrete Canoe women’s sprint race (out of 20 schools)

Chemical engineering graduate wins national award

By Laura Bond,  Staff Writer, Office of Communication and Marketing, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga It was a high school physics teacher that helped Ashley Poe Thompson find her calling. A love for cooking led to an early interest in chemistry, but learning more about chemical engineering from her teacher helped steer her in the right direction. “He really opened my eyes to what chemical engineering is and

CECS Tau Beta Pi Chapter Sponsors Science Fair Workshop

On February 17, members of the College’s Tau Beta Pi Chapter spent their Saturday morning assisting area high school students with their science projects.  With sponsorship from UTC’s STEM Education Program and the program’s coordinator Dr. Jennifer Ellis, the Tau Beta Pi students provided hands on help in a variety of areas including research, display construction, and presentation communication. UTC annually hosts the Chattanooga Regional Science Fair.  In March,

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CECS Scholarship Celebrates the Life and Service of James W. Rogers

In 2012, the family of the late Jim Rogers, established an endowed scholarship honoring his life and service as professional engineer, community volunteer, and former adjunct professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.  Since its inception, the scholarship has supported the academic endeavors of more than two dozen of the College’s most outstanding students.  Recognizing academic achievement and commitment to others as demonstrated by the recipients’ activities

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Dr. Abdul Ofoli, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Abdul Ofoli joined the CECS faculty in 2010 following several years of field experience as a senior controls engineer with Cummins, Inc.  While at Cummins he received four patents for developing virtual sensors and control algorithms for diesel automotive applications designed to meet EPA emission standards. A native of Ghana, Dr. Ofoli’s research interests are in power and sustainable energy, controls, in addition to automotive sensors. After earning

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Meet CECS Undergraduate Student Leader Kathryn Rouse

Kathryn “Katie” Rouse came to CECS as a transfer student from the University of Virginia, and has been a student leaders in the College from her very first semester here.   Katie is an active member of the Girls in Computer Science Chapter as well as the COMP UTC student organization.  She serves as a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, and is the volunteer coordinator of the

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