Loudon County’s Rogers co-ops with Argonne National Laboratory

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, January 29 2014


Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Ben Rogers will spend four months working for Argonne National Laboratory on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

Rogers, of Lenoir City, will do research in the field of tribology, a branch of engineering dealing with friction and wear of materials.

“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough job market,” said Don Foster, Career Services associate director. “The experiential education program can help student develop skills and better discover what they want to do when they enter the workforce after graduation.”

Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for the TTU co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The office works regularly with hundreds of employers across the Southeast including business, industry, non-profit and government agencies to fit students’ career interests.

Tennessee Tech University, with an enrollment of approximately 11,400 students, has been selected as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities and “Best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review.

Rogers, son of Lori and Mark, graduated from Lenoir City High School in 2010. He is a senior at TTU.

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