On Wednesday, Feb. 14, seven UTC students had the chance to present their research at the Tennessee State Capitol as part of Posters at the Capitol—an event that brought together students from eight universities across Tennessee.
On Friday, Feb. 16, UTC hosted nearly 330 middle and high school students from Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSKYWLA) in Atlanta for a “Full STEAM Ahead” field trip.
Dr. Ethan Carver has been appointed interim dean of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Graduate School. Carver has worked closely with graduate programs and the Graduate School since 2016, first as assistant dean and then as associate dean.
Eliot Berz, executive director of the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, earned his master’s in environmental science at UTC in 2021. Founded in 1981, the Trust works to protect more than 17,000 acres in the River Gorge, which was carved through the Cumberland Mountains by the Tennessee River.
Ninety-two Marching Mocs band members will travel to London on Wednesday, Dec. 27, to participate in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The parade will be broadcast in the U.S. on PBS stations starting at 7 a.m. EST.
Dr. Joanne Romagni, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vice Chancellor for Research and dean of the Graduate School, has decided to leave that position and return to the faculty as a professor in the Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science. This change will be effective Jan. 1, 2024, and Deputy Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mann will serve as UTC Vice Chancellor for Research for a period of two years starting Jan. 1.
UTC graduating senior Mackenzie Smith aims to become the seventh physician in her immediate family, but medical school will have to wait until after her soccer career ends. Smith has her eye on playing professional soccer overseas. Then, the two-time all-Southern Conference player and biochemistry major plans to join her five siblings and father and attend medical school.
Sixteen projects were on display on Dec. 4 as part of a collaboration between the animal physiology course taught by Professor Loren Hayes, the meiofaunal biodiversity course taught by Assistant Professor Francesca Leasi and the ant ecology course taught by UC Foundation Associate Professor DeAnna Beasley. The trio began the collaboration, called the Integrative Biology Research Symposium, in fall semester 2022.
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.
Associate lecturers Lucy Schultz and Catherine Meeks Quinlan are two driving forces behind UTC’s growing environmental studies minor, an interdisciplinary field that examines human interactions and the environment. These include the effects of human societies on the natural world and the role that environments—both natural and built— have played in shaping human cultures.