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Alumna speaks on importance of compassion at city’s first Urban Education Institute

Alumna Bria Sibley spoke about her experience at schools in the Opportunity Zone during the inaugural Urban Education Institute.

Students learn to create, appreciate family history in textiles class

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.

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This poet writes children’s books

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.

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UTC students create outdoor learning space for local elementary school

Students cutting wood to build outdoor recreation platform

UTC students enrolled in Dr. Andrew Bailey’s Outdoor Leadership course build a treehouse, teepee, trails, tunnels and more for Red Bank Elementary School.

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Tick Tick Boom: Engineering alumni use 3D printer to make explosives

Though the Chattanooga-based consulting firm E&G Associates may only have a few employees, the consulting firm is already solving problems from some of the biggest companies in the manufacturing and pharmaceutical space. Now they’re taking on one of their biggest challenges: helping the U.S. Navy use 3D printing to make explosives.

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