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iCompBio REU and Workshop Provides Training to Students and Faculty

In the week of July 29-Aug 2, 2019, more than 50 faculty and students from more 21 institutions participated in two R bootcamps at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). The iCompBio REU is supported by NSF Award 1852042, REU Site: ICompBio – Engaging Undergraduates in Interdisciplinary Computing for Biological Research. The first bootcamp on data wrangling using R was taught by Hong Qin, a computational biologist at

UTC Chemical Engineering and Integer Partner for Polymide Research

Solving real-world problems and providing hands-on learning and research opportunities for students. Made possible by funding of $25k from Lake Region Medical, that’s what the college is doing in partnership with Integer. Over the course of one year, UTC and Integer will work on a polyimide curing project. The project team is led by Associate Dean Michael Danquah and Assistant Professor Soubantika Palchoudhury. Together with UTC chemical engineering students,

California Alumnus Bequeaths $250,000 for Endowed Engineering Scholarship

When Daniel Seth Batkin arrived at the University of Chattanooga in 1968 the school and the city were much different places than they are today. Chattanooga’s “urban Renaissance” was more than a decade away and UC was on the cusp of becoming a part of the University of Tennessee system. Yet, with change afoot, it was evident to this newcomer, that the university still very much retained its hometown

11 UTC Students Awarded ChaTech Scholarships

ChaTch announces the winners of their 2019 ChaTech Scholarship Awards and 11 of them are students from UTC. The UTC students selected to receive $1,000 ChaTech Scholars awards are: 1. Allyson Adam 2. Alnour Alharin 3. Adam Dean 4. Sean Alexander King 5. Dakila Ledesma 6. Daniel Stephen Mailman 7. Grace Nansamba 8. Ivan Nataren 9. Arielle Nord 10. Emily Thomas 11. Peter Devin Way* *For the first time,

Dean’s List Spring 2019

NAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Laith Abood Allyson Adam Abdulrahman Albalawi Mohammed Aldosari Abdulrahman Alenezi Abdulaziz Alessa Hadwan Alhadrami Mohammed Alhamed Ayidh Alharbi Ali Almagbool Hassan Almahdi Hussain Almarri Fahad Almutairi Abdullah Almutawa Hassan Almutawa Nawar Alotaibi Saleh Alyami Ian Ammerall Charles Anderson Matthew Andrews Thomas Arms Jackson Arnold Jacob Asbury Shelby Balch Peyton Ball Christopher Ballard William Barnard Lukas Barr Ariel Bartel Kyle Barton Tyler Basham Phillip Basti Justin

2019 Technology Symposium Winners

On Thursday, April 18th, the College of Engineering and Computer Science held the second annual Technology Symposium at the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library. 130 projects were on display with the researchers standing by to present their work for judges and visitors. After tallying the scores from the judges, comprised of local businesses, professionals and UTC faculty members, the following awards were given. For a full write up on the

Spring Career Fair 2019

On March 6, 2019, The College of Engineering and Computer Science held their Spring Career Fair. The event boasts 50+ companies who set up booths to offer UTC students opportunities to learn more about their companies, and in many cases, intervew for open positions, internships and more. The event was held from 10am to 2pm in the EMCS building on the 3rd and 4th floor. The career fair is

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

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

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