Last summer, four UTC students worked with Dr. Dawn Ford and the Hamilton County Health Department on a tabletop exercise to come up with ways to respond in the event of extreme heat. In one of their newsletters this fall, the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) discussed the work they did.
UTC’s Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technologies Lab hosted for GIS Day, a workshop for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society. The event featured special guest Sunny Fleming—a UTC alum and environment lead at Esri.
Early this semester, UTC Assistant Professor of Geology Ashley Manning-Berg was one of 32 early-career scientists selected to participate in a NASA workshop at Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D.C., for what she called “an intense week coming up with ideas of how to look for life on Mars.”
A team led by UC Foundation Professor Steven Symes in the Department of Chemistry and Physics and UC Foundation Professor Sean Richards in the Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science is testing whether blood samples can be used to screen for endometrial cancer.
Like a rock: Longtime geology professor passes the travel torch, but not before leading one last field experience
This summer, Robert Lake Wilson Professor of Geology Jon Mies and Professor of Geology and Associate Department Head Amy Brock-Hon accompanied 12 UTC students to Scotland—considered the birthplace of modern geology.
Professional development leave gives UTC professor time to ‘do analyses and finish up unfinished projects’
Over professional development leave time in spring semester 2022, Dr. Tim Gaudin took a deep look at two types of sloths—both of which live in Central and South America—to try determining which of the 100 species of extinct sloths belong on the two-toed family tree and which were branches on the three-toed tree.
Interdisciplinary research: Undergrads from across the country come to UTC to study Chattanooga’s greenways
This summer, Chattanooga’s greenways became a laboratory for 10 undergraduate students from across the country. Intertwining ecology, biology, geography and public policy, the students used their interdisciplinary research in hopes to improve the Tennessee Riverwalk and South Chickamauga Creek Greenway.
The Agriculture and Nutrition for Girls while Encouraging Leadership (ANGELS) summer camp experience, held at UTC this summer, aimed to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons and empower young Black girls. With a focus on different themes each week, the ANGELS program fostered hands-on learning, leadership experience and creativity.
Five University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professors have been selected to receive Commercialization Acceleration grants from the Clarence E. Harris Chair of Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The money helps the faculty members further their research.
On a recent June afternoon as part of an Environmental Science Survey Methods course, several turtles were pulled from nets placed in the river by Dr. Thomas Wilson, UC Foundation professor in the UTC Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science. Once there, Wilson held the reptiles in his hands and talked about them before returning them to the river.