CECS Newsletter, Volume 7, No. 4, Winter 2020-21
Greetings from the beautiful campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga!
After welcoming the new year, faculty and staff have been busy getting ready for the safe return of students to campus for the Spring semester, with student success as the top priority. This issue of eNews features latest stories of student success, faculty achievements and community development initiatives at the college.
Congratulations to our December 2020 graduates! We had 102 students graduating and starting their professional careers. Congratulations also go to recipients of scholarship awards, recognized at a virtual ceremony with messages from electrical engineering and MBA alumnus Mr. Rodney Woods and the CECS Advisory Board Executive Committee.
For student activities, you will find a story of CECS students again placing among the top teams at the Rollins College of Business Hatch It! Competition. For many reading this issue of eNews, you will be glad to find a story about a new workforce development program developed by the Engineering Management and Technology Department, reflecting our efforts to meet the needs of the manufacturing community in the region. We are also glad to share the news of a transfer articulation agreement with Enterprise State Community College to provide additional path ways to four-year degrees for transfer students, the first agreement of its kind with an institution in Alabama.
The accomplishments of faculty members continue to make all of us proud. Among them, you will read about professors from the UTC Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) who led the efforts to have Chattanooga selected as one of two U.S. cities to join the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance and a mechanical engineering professor chosen as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics associate fellow. As we embark on 2021 together, I trust you find these stories inspiring.
Lastly, please mark your calendars to attend the 4th Annual Technology Symposium on Friday, April 16, which will be held virtually. We are excited to open it up this year as a community-wide event by partnering with community and K-14 leaders. More information will follow in the near future, including an opportunity to volunteer as a judge for student projects. I hope you will join us.
Daniel Pack, Dean
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
2020 Awards Ceremony
GIVING TO CECS