By Megan Davis, University Relations Intern

As a fresh wave of engineering and computer science students began to dive into their studies, the College of Engineering and Computer Science held its third annual “Get On Board” Day to introduce the engineering and computer science organizations.

Students with Dr. Will Sutton, Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science (far right)

On Friday, September 7, students and faculty gathered outside the Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science building to await the festivities, including the unveiling and dedication of the new Tau Beta Pi bent, a sculptural symbol representing the oldest engineering honor society in the United States.

Students have been fundraising for the bent since 2005, so they were understandably excited to see their hard work take shape.  Members of UTC’s Tau Beta Pi chapter were present for the dedication.

After the brief ceremony, students were encouraged to check out the booths of the twelve active engineering and computer science organizations. A full list of the organizations can be found here.

“Our goal is to get students involved with the Engineering and Computer Science organizations,” Julie Sanders, Director of Workforce Development and STEM Initiatives, said. “Being involved helps students be prepared to enter the work force.”

Industry partners, advisory board members, and members of the professional societies who mentor students within the student organizations came out to the event to show support.

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