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Commencement Events

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Research Day

April 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room RUC

Engineers Week, better known as 'EWeek' 2015 happens February 22-28.

EWeek competition event schedule to be posted at a later date.

Engineering Week Banquet

Registration for this event has ended.

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College of Engineering Commencement Luncheon
Open to all College of Engineering Graduates and their families
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 Immediately following Commencement

The Order of the Engineer Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 3 - 4 p.m. DRBY Auditorium

Order of the Engineer

College of Engineering Graduate Social
Immediately following Commencement Rehearsal, HOOP - Campus Recreation & Fitness Center Second Floor
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 Food provided

Graduation Cap

Homecoming 2014 College of Engineering Tent Events and Give-A-Ways
See you there November 8, 2014!

Homecoming Football

College of Engineering New Faculty Research Seminar Series 2014
Each fall semester the College of Engineering new faculty members present seminars featuring a brief overview of their field of research. Each seminar is held from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch; beverages and snacks provided.

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The College of Engineering at Tennessee Tech University Fall Scholarship Banquet will recognize our new student scholarship recipients for their achievements and officially welcome them to Tennessee Tech University.

September 5, 2014, Multipurpose Room, Roaden University Center,

1000 N. Dixie Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38505

Astronaut arranges for SEC football in space...

Featuring Astronaut Captain Barry E. Wilmore Tennessee Tech University Electrical Engineering graduate


April 11 & 12, 2014, Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Drive, Nashville TN 37214

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Security professionals worldwide are expected to increase to nearly 4.2 million by 2015.

Despite the growing demand and tremendous opportunities in the job market, cybersecurity remains an area where there is significant shortage of skilled professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. Even worse, women’s representation in this male-dominated field of security is alarmingly low.

Through the WiCyS community and activities we expect to raise awareness about the importance and nature of cybersecurity career. We hope to generate interest among students to consider cybersecurity as a viable and promising career option.

With support from National Science Foundation, Award #1303441 (Capacity Building in Cybersecurity: Broadening Participation of Women In Cybersecurity through the Women in Cybersecurity Conference and Professional Development), WiCyS is an effort to bring together women (students/faculty/researchers/professionals) in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry for sharing of knowledge/experience, networking and mentoring. Any individual or organization interested in supporting recruiting and retention efforts for women in cybersecurity is encouraged to participate

Visit CSC.TNTECH.EDU/WICYS for more information.*

Ambareem Siraj PhD

Dr. Ambareem Siraj

Computer Science, Tennessee Tech University

Project Lead

*Registration for this event is closed due to capacity limit!

Media Advisory

Prescott/Brown Legacy Endowment Presents:

Wallace S. Prescott & James Seay Brown Distinguished Lecture Series Featuring Dr. Arden Bement

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 1:30 2:45 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium

Dr.Bement from TTU Media Production Center on Vimeo.

The video above was taken from an interview with Arden Bement, former National Science Foundation director, when he was on campus for the College of Engineering’s annual Wallace S. Prescott & James Seay Brown Distinguished Lecture Series. He was asked about where innovation comes from and how it can be inspired.

Also see President Oldham's Blog: Avoid looking for a job. Create one.

Dr. Bement will be speaking on the ‘Role of Innovation an Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering Education.’ This lecture is free and open to all.

A panel discussion on the ‘Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering Research and Education in the 21st Century’ with key academic and industry leaders will follow the lecture from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Arden L. Bement Jr. is the Inaugural Director Emeritus of the Purdue University’s Global Policy Research Institute and Purdue’s Chief Global Affairs Officer Emeritus. In 2010 he took a ten-year leave of absence from Purdue to serve as the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2001 – 2004 and Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation from 2004 – 2010. He served as a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and as the vice-chair of the Commission’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Committee. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (30 year pin), European Science Academy, Pan American Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C. Science Academy, and Indiana Science Academy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Panel members include:

  • Charlie Brock, CEO and President of Launch Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee;
  • Steve Canfield, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville Tennessee;
  • Richard DeMartino, Ph.D., Director of Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rochester Institute of Technology , Rochester, New York
  • James Roberto, Ph.D., Associate Laboratory Director of Science and Technology Partnership, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee;
  • Sam C. Weaver, Ph.D., President and CEO, Proton Power Inc., Lenior City, TN. Dr. Bement will moderate.

For more information please contact the College of Engineering at 931.372.3172 or email the College of Engineering

The Prescott/Brown Legacy Endowment for Engineering and Technology Professional Development was created in recognition of the individual and combined legacies of Tennessee Tech University’s Dean James Seay Brown and Dr. Wallace S. Prescott. The endowment serves as an ongoing investment in the future of the College of Engineering and its graduates. Along with supporting this lecture series, the endowment provides support for student design competition activities, as well as the professional development of the college’s faculty and staff.


Welcome: Philip Oldham, Ph.D., President, Tennessee Tech University

Introduction: Joseph J. Rencis, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech University

Introduction of Speaker: Vahid Motevalli, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, College of Engineering, Tennessee Tech University

Lecture: Arden L. Bement, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Global Policy Research Institute, Purdue University

'Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
In Science and Engineering Education'

Break: 15 minutes

Panel Discussion:

Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering Research and Education in the 21st Century

Reception: Nobel Cody Executive Suite, Roaden University Center

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