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.
Early this semester, UTC Assistant Professor of Geology Ashley Manning-Berg was one of 32 early-career scientists selected to participate in a NASA workshop at Goddard Space Flight Center near Washington, D.C., for what she called “an intense week coming up with ideas of how to look for life on Mars.”
“My story is about American generosity and opportunity,” said UTC graduate Cap Nguyen, an honors student and an active Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers member while at UTC. “I believe that UTC took a chance on me and gave me a great opportunity. It provided me the skill set that changed my life outlook drastically.”
Psychology, chemical engineering and dietetics wouldn’t seem to have much overlap. However, those areas of study came together when three individuals with ties to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga recently met at a national conference held by NASA.
In early October, the Rocket Mocs—comprised of students in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science—learned of their acceptance into the 2023 Student Launch Challenge.
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On Sept. 19, former astronaut Eileen Collins spoke with students from the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy over Skype in UTC’s Challenger STEM Learning Center.
“To do what mankind has not done before.” Sounds a bit like the opening to a science fiction series, but Dr. Paul McConnaughey sees it more as a vision statement.
In partnership with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the University hosted a conference featuring representatives from four NASA Centers, NASA prime contractors, and area firms.
“EXPRESS Payload Simulator” software developed by UTC professor Dr. Jim Henry is onboard the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis that launched May 14. The software will be installed on Monday, May 24, for several days of demonstration. Henry was invited to Houston to observe the progress of that demonstration. Earth-bound researchers who communicate with equipment in…