eBlast for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Kick off homecoming weekend with Dean Joseph C. Slater and the Young Alumni Council for Engineering (YACE)! Network with young alumni and learn about interviewing, getting your dream job, and transitioning from college to professional life. Register here.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will be hosting a meeting TODAY Thursday, Oct. 24th, at dead hour in Brown Hall, Room 237, We will be joined by Brad Long from Cummins, who will discuss his career and the opportunities available to mechanical engineers at Cummins.

Engineering faculty and graduate students interested in engineering education are invited to attend the ASEE Research to Practice academic learning community in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CITL), Volpe Library, Suites 113 & 117 on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 12:15 p.m. Please contact Dr. Sally Pardue, spardue@tntech.edu, for more information or see the CITL site for more details at: https://www.tntech.edu/citl/alc/current-alcs.php

Theta Tau will be hosting a SMASH tournament TODAY Thursday, Oct. 24th beginning at 6 p.m. in the BCC lounge (UC 258). Pre-register for $5 by emailing at th.lambdabeta@gmail.com, $6 registration for walk-ins. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed.

Please join the Department of Mechanical Engineering in celebrating the life and legacy of former faculty member, Dr. Vireshwar Sahai. His family has generously funded the Vireshwar Sahai Endowment for Engineering and Mathematics in his memory; and a reception to honor Dr. Sahai is planned for TOMORROW Friday, Oct. 25, from 3-4 p.m. in Brown Hall, Room 241. Faculty and staff who worked with Dr. Sahai are welcome to share their memories of him at the event, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please email Beth Smith, basmith@tntech.edu.

Tennessee Tech Living and Learning Villages Legacy Series: Join Stephen Ressler, Ph.D., P.E. as he presents a seminar on “Roman Aqueducts” Monday, Oct. 28th at 7:30 p.m. in Prescott Hall Auditorium. Ressler is Professor Emeritus from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he taught civil engineering for 21 years. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and a registered Professional Engineer. Contact Dr. Lenly Weathers for more information: lweathers@tntech.edu https://stephenjressler.com/

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Lily L. Li in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 11 a.m. at 11 a.m. Brown Hall, Room 208.

The Department of Chemical Engineering Fall 2019 Research Seminal Series presents “Innovate to Create: Understanding how Cognitive Diversity Influences Team Efficiency in Addressing Complex, Ill-Structured Problems” with Andrea Arce-Trigatti, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Tech – Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 11 a.m. to noon in Prescott Hall, Room 205.

The Center for Career Development is hosting a Graduate and Professional School Fair Tuesday, Oct 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the RUC Multipurpose Room. Over 25 schools will be on campus to recruit students interested in Grad School - be sure to look for the Tech College of Engineering booth!  Check the Tennessee Tech Graduate School Fair 2019 Handshake event page for a list graduate schools attending or download the Career Fair Plus app.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Venkata Avinash Paruchuri In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Brown Hall, Room 241.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Lydia Kathleen Johnson in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2019 at 3:15 p.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225. 

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