Greetings from the beautiful campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga!
In the midst of one of the most challenging times for our college, we have much to be proud of thanks to the dedication and resiliency of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Since the second week of March, the college delivered 315 online courses, conducted 522 remote student advising sessions, and 17 virtual professional development and student/community engagement sessions. We continue to forge ahead in our preparation for the summer and the fall semesters. In the meantime, I am excited to share with you some of the more recent college events and activities in this edition of eNews.
We have 212 May CECS graduates for the Class of 2020, a new record high number for the college – an 18% increase over the previous record high in Spring 2019. Though commencement ceremonies are postponed until August, in this eNews you will find a video recognizing our graduating class as well as stories highlighting a Knight-Hennessy scholar and Barry M. Goldwater scholar from the college. You will also read about the Lee family, whose three siblings have earned or are pursuing electrical engineering degrees from UTC, in addition to a story about a student who has designed Rube Goldberg machines for more than a decade.
Lastly, on the community partnership front, you will read about a Chattanooga and Hamilton County project that won an international smart city award. The project was spearheaded by UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), a member of the Chattanooga Smart City Collaborative. The project’s predictive model allows the city police department to allocate officers more efficiently, arrive at accidents faster, and reduce the number of roadway accidents.
Thank you for your support of the college. I hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe summer.
Daniel Pack, Dean
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
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