UTC’s industrial-organizational psychology master’s has been rising since its inception in 1975, but it recently hit the stratosphere. In three separate ranking studies of American and Canadian graduate programs, UTC ranked in the Top 10 in eight out of nine categories, hitting No. 1 or No. 2 in three.
A 17-acre wetlands donated to UTC about two years ago is now an outdoor laboratory for students. But first on the agenda is trash pickup and, so far, about two tons have been hauled out, including TVs, tires, car parts and lots of plastic and glass bottles.
This spring, Astri Snodgrass, painting and drawing lecturer, and Dr. DeAnna Beasley, assistant professor of biology, geology, and environmental science, are teaming up to teach their students about intentional observation—the practice of slowing down and taking the time to examine their environment.