Greetings from the beautiful campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga!
I’m proud to share that the UTC Rocket Mocs are number one in the world, with a new world record in February on top of finishing first in the nation last year! Like our more than 28 student organizations, the team was started by students approaching a professor with an interest. In this edition of eNews, you will read about the team’s path to success, as well as the inspiring paths of student-athlete Monica San Juan and alumni Chris Land.
You will also find stories of research collaboration in medicine. What started as a pitch from students to Erlanger officials is now a new registration system to help patients be seen more quickly. The story includes Erlanger’s $1M projected savings over the next five years. In another story, Associate Dean and Director of Chemical Engineering Dr. Michael Danquah is leading a team that is investigating how to provide targeted therapy for leukemia at the cellular level. Their research could have a profound impact on those fighting cancer.
Finally, you will find information about the upcoming Technology Symposium, which we will again host in the Innovation District. Please consider volunteering an hour of your time to judge student projects or mark your calendars to stop by and be inspired. I am grateful to work alongside students, staff, faculty, friends and partners of such caliber and dedication. The college is on an ascent and it’s an exciting time to be part of it.
Daniel Pack, Dean
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Chris Land – Gotta Keep Going!
Determination and dedication: Quitting was not an option for Chris Land Read the story>>