Virtual reality project will help train firefighters in different, dangerous situations

Jim Gault, chief deputy of Waldens Ridge Emergency Service, wears virtual reality goggles as part of a research project to use computer simulations to safely train firefighters in different scenarios. Behind him stands UTC student Dax Ledesma, who has written the computer programming for the simulations.   Orange flames surge up from a trash can in the corner of the lab. Smoke builds in the room. Thankfully, a thick

Legends & Leaders Awards honor UTC graduates and contributors

The 2018 Legends and Leaders banquet honored three people who have achieved impressive success as UTC graduates or whose dedication and assistance to the university has been exemplary. The honorees were: Tim Arnold, CEO of Colonial Life, received the Distinguished Alumni Award; Kino Becton, director of National Government and Regulatory Affairs at American Water, was the first winner of the new first Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; John “Thunder Thornton

College of Engineering and Computer Science introduces two new undergraduate programs

It was a busy summer for the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). In addition to staffing freshmen orientations, completing research projects and teaching classes, the CECS faculty and staff added two new interdisciplinary programs to their robust list of undergraduate majors and minors.

Challenger Center expands its free programs for middle-schoolers

  Every middle-schooler in Hamilton County can take free lessons at the Challenger STEM Learning Center in the upcoming school year. A new agreement allocates missions and classroom labs for sixth, seventh- and eighth-graders in the school system’s 21 middle schools. The agreement also includes all high school STEM groups, school staff and teachers. UTC Chancellor Steven Angle and Hamilton County School Superintendent Bryan Johnson agree that the partnership

Suit-Up: Making sure to put your best look forward

Looking good: Get advice on polishing your professional wardrobe at Suit Up on Sunday.