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.
Growing up in Newfoundland, Canada, Ann Buggey was used to having a lot of snow days from school. On cold winter days, she would spend time knitting or embroidering, skills she picked up from a young age. Her passion followed her into her adult life, where the senior lecturer in the Department of English now teaches an innovative class on the history of textiles.
Laurel Snyder thought she had her future mapped out before she started at UTC. She was going to be a poet. She had always been a poet. But she also harbored a secret love for children’s books. After graduating from UTC with a degree in humanities, Snyder decided to turn her secret passion into her job. She’s now a published author of more than a dozen books, many written for children.