eBlast for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 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 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 Computer Science announces the Thesis Defense of Prajjwal R. Kandel in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 3 p.m. in Foundation Hall, Room 159.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Corey D. Cooke in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in Brown Hall, Room 208.


2019 New Faculty Research Seminar: "Part Authentication and Quality Control for Additive Manufacturing via Smart Vibrations" presented by Mohammad Albakri Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Tuesday, Oct. 29th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225.


Autonomous Robotics Club (ARC) meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the iMakerSpace, 3rd floor of the Volpe Library. Email tntechARC@gmail.com for more information.


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Faisal Ali Alkhaldi in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. in Brown Hall, Room 208.


2019 New Faculty Research Seminar: "Secure Cloud Assisted Smart Cars" presented by Maanak Gupta Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225. 


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.


Golden Eagle Additively Innovative Lecture Series 11-11:30 a.m. CST Thursday, Oct. 31: "Design and Additive Manufacturing of Porous Titanium Scaffolds for Optimum Cell Viability in Bone Tissue Engineering" with Bingbing Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management, California State University, Northridge, California. Join from anywhere via tntech.zoom.us/j/432789883 - Sponsored by the iMakerSpace, 3rd floor, Volpe Library -


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Katie M. Groves in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Brown Hall, Room 208.


 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.


This week in the Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar series, Caltech physics graduate student Marie Blatnik will be on campus to talk about her experiences as a scientist and her work on an experiment getting underway down the road at Oak Ridge National Lab which uses cutting-edge technology alongside 18th century knowhow to probe a fundamental mystery of the universe-- why there is so much more matter than antimatter. The seminar will be this Friday (Nov. 1st) at 3 p.m. in Foundation Hall, Room 238, with refreshments served at 2:30 p.m. Visit the seminar webpage to see Marie’s full abstract. This seminar series is geared for undergraduates from any STEM major, but graduate students and faculty are also encouraged to attend.


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