By Chatrice Barnes, University Relations Intern There’s nothing like going to a UTC pep rally or sporting event and seeing the iconic Mocs Express Train filled with giveaways, music and fun. The train has been in the UTC family for three years, and it needed a little special attention. A group of UTC engineering students came to the rescue!
For several UTC engineering students, helping others also meant helping themselves. Creating a bridge and colorful mural for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) students at Blythe Bower Elementary School in Cleveland, Tennessee gave the engineering students new skills and a new perspective.
A kaleidoscope may sound like just a toy, but for students at the Orange Grove Center the spinning colors provide a therapeutic effect. With the assistance of a projector, teachers use the kaleidoscope for sensory therapy. In an effort to make the projector more mobile and easier to use, a group of UTC engineering students went to task and constructed a cart.
Dr. Will Sutton, Dean of the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science, received the Professional Engineer in Government Award at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.
A steamroller may not sound like something children should be playing with, but for children with autism, this therapeutic device can assist in developing their motor skills and provide a calming effect. In an effort to make the device more cost effective and transportable, several UTC engineering students designed and built one for children at Ingleside Elementary School in Athens, Tennessee.