For the fifth consecutive year, the Rocket Mocs have qualified for the NASA United Student Launch Initiative (USLI) Challenge. The team has to build a rocket that can reach an altitude of at least 4,000 feet—but no higher than 6,000 feet—for their competition launch.
On Friday (Nov. 10), UTC commemorates Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the sacrifices and service our veterans and their families have made for our country. John Harbison and Sandra Cordell are among the many military veterans on the UTC campus.
The Rocket Mocs team has earned NASA recognition as one of the best in the country for a fifth consecutive year. The team is again competing in the NASA Student Launch Challenge, a nine-month-long competition in which student teams from across the U.S. design, build, test and launch high-powered rockets carrying scientific or engineering payloads.
UTC Department of Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Max Jordon is an expert in treating lower back pain. Along with his teaching duties, spends four hours a week in the Pro Bono Physical Therapy clinic offered by University Health Services.
At the 15th International MoNe Robotic Competition in Turkey, mechatronics students Juan Pena and Christopher Winters and project advisor Dr. Erkan Kaplanoglu won Best Design and Jury Special Award for robots in healthcare.
As part of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Teachers (RET), for the past three summers faculty from the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science have worked with teachers in the Hamilton County School System and others on project-based learning that is both effective and fun for students.
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.
David Wade and Alexander “Zan” Guerry have been recognized by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award and Outstanding Service Award recipients, respectively.
Dr. Ahad Nasab has been appointed interim dean of the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science. Nasab has been head of the Department of Engineering Management and Technology and Burkett Miller Chair of Excellence since coming to UTC in 2018.
A former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student has come full circle, as he now oversees renovations and updates to the on-campus housing where he once lived. Slade McGuire, a 2019 UTC construction management graduate, is currently the site superintendent of the Walker Apartments renovations. He is overseeing work that even includes the student apartment McGuire lived in as a UTC freshman.