Congratulations to Ray Bowker, former IAC student and alumnus of Tennessee Tech University. Ray participated in the Industrial Assessment Center for almost two years. He participated in 18 plant energy assessments, receiving training and experience with industrial energy systems including compressed air, process heating, steam systems, motor systems, chillers and cooling towers, lighting systems, and HVAC systems. Immediately after graduating in December 2008, Ray accepted a position with AGC, a glass manufacturer in Kingsport TN, in New Product Development. Congratulations, Ray!
In early February 2009, Ben Hassler, the lead student at Tennessee Tech University’s IAC program, attended the annual IAC Student Meeting in Washington, D.C. Thirty-five top IAC engineering students representing IAC centers across the U.S. attended. The student leaders listened to presentations and participated in discussions addressing the IAC program’s role in energy efficiency and innovation. Invited guests and speakers from the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and IAC Administration at Rutgers University were on hand. IAC alumni and recruiters representing Energy & Resource Solutions Inc., Oak Ridge National Lab, Science Applications International Corporation, Nenni and Associates, NORESCO, and Johnson Controls were also present to discuss different career opportunities available for IAC engineers.