eBlast for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

College-to-Career Mixer CANCELLED due to low registration. 


Have you accepted a co-op position beginning Spring 2020?  Be sure you turn in your Career Readiness application by the November 19 deadline.  Also, schedule your Co-op Orientation appointment through Handshake with Sonja Higgenbotham before the end of the semester.


Do you still need to complete your Career Readiness Certification?  Don’t miss the Purple and Gold workshops this week: 

  • GOLD Career Readiness Workshop TODAY 5 at 11 a.m. in the RUC Multipurpose Room The Art and Science of Making Effective Presentations presented by Dr. Scott Christen
  • PURPLE Career Readiness Workshop on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. in the Volpe Library 248 Me, Inc. How to build your personal brand. Presented by Katie Gilman of Enterprise Holdings. 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Dakota Strange in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering TODAY Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. – noon in Brown Hall, Room 236.


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


Theta Tau presents Mr. John Rector, a Tech alumnus, to speak about his work at NASA. Mr. Rector is currently the SLS Core Stage 2 Lead for Artemis 2 and was the SLS Green Run Manager for the past six years. He will present in Prescott Hall, Room 215 at 6 p.m. TOMORROW Wednesday, Nov. 6th. For more information, please email at th.lambdabeta@gmail.com


WiCyS will be hosting a student chapter meeting Thursday, Nov. 7th at 11 a.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225. We have an exciting game planned to put your cybersecurity skills to the test and, of course, free food will be provided! We hope to see you there!


24 HOUR GAME JAM: Saturday, Nov. 9th. Begins at 2 p.m. in the RUC, Room 282. $2 to enter. Food provided. Prizes available. All majors welcome! Venmo or cash accepted. Register with https://bit.ly/TnTechGameJam. Questions? Contact vmhubert42@students.tntech.edu. What will you create?


The Center for Manufacturing Research’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Richard Mu of the TSU Interdisciplinary Graduate Engineering (TIGER) Institute, Tennessee State University.  His talk is titled “Building Mesostructured Sensory Systems with Nanomaterials – Function-by-Design”.  Join us Tuesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – noon, in Prescott Hall, Room 225.


2019 New Faculty Research Seminar: "Towards Secure Software Development" presented by Akond Rahman Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science Wednesday, Nov. 13th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225.


Eagle Works Idea Challenge – over $1,500 in prizes!

The first ever Eagle Works Idea Challenge is happening on Tuesday, Nov. 12! This event will be a fast paced elevator pitch competition, where each contestant or team has 90 seconds to describe their idea for a business, product, service or other innovative concept. There’s no PowerPoint, no Q&A – just you and a microphone!

Your idea doesn’t need to be fully thought out, but it should be feasible and solve a problem. Get creative and think big!

Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd place, with the top prize being a $1,000 scholarship! An additional $500 prize will be given out for the idea that best embodies the university-wide Grand Challenge, Rural Reimagined.

The Idea Challenge will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. in RUC 282 (multi-purpose room). Students will sign in to pitch and order will be determined at random.

Want to test out your pitch before Tuesday? We will be holding two practice sessions on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Monday Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. in the iMakerSpace (3rd floor of Volpe Library). After 4:30, the iMakerSpace is accessible via the North Stairwell (past the myTECH Helpdesk).

If you have any questions, please email Andrea Kruszka at akruszka@tntech.edu


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