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Making music with light: Chemistry student spends summer researching the photoacoustic effect

Rachel Peters is making music with a laser. As a chemistry major entering her senior year, Peters and Dr. Han Park, assistant professor of chemistry, are researching what is called the photoacoustic effect.

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Student reaches new heights with internship at SpaceX

When Matt Joplin dreamed of his future career, he let his mind wander to the highest of places: outer space. He took one giant step closer to his dream by recently completing an eight-month internship at SpaceX, a California-based aerospace manufacturing and space exploration technologies company founded by Elon Musk.

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Abused to Homeless to College Graduate: Melinda Harbin thrives at UTC

Melinda Harbin was 14-years-old when she first visited the UTC campus and told herself she was going to be a college graduate one day. Nearly 30 years later, her dream came true. Before achieving a degree in psychology, she endured a harrowing journey.

Moc Up: Nothing but the truth for incoming freshmen

UTC’s new freshmen transition program, Moc Up, kicked off with cookouts, scavenger hunts and living in the dorms for about 140 incoming freshmen. Success at UTC was the ultimate goal of the program as students learned about managing their finances, locating campus resources and creating good study habits.

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New nursing program addresses local need

Graduates from the first class of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program are filling a need in regional healthcare.

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