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eBlast for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

Gold Career Readiness Workshop TODAY: Top Tips for Writing My First Resume Join the Center for Career Development on Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Roaden University Center Multipurpose Room (2nd floor) for the first Gold Career Readiness Workshop of the semester! Russ Coughenour, Director of the Center for Career Development, will be describing the characteristics of a strong, foundational resume.

This event is open to all students in all majors and counts towards the Gold Career Readiness Certificate for freshman and sophomore students. Want to be Co-op Approved BEFORE the Engineering Fair?  Don’t miss this 1st resume workshop, which will count toward your GOLD Career Readiness Certification! Bring your Eagle Card for a quick sign-in.

Juniors and Seniors: All entries and recommendations must be received THIS FRIDAY, Jan. 31 so APPLY NOW for the 2020 Engineering, Computing and Technology Spectrum Awards. Details about the Spectrum awards, links to the application and recommendation forms may be found at

Join the CyberEagles TODAY - Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Oakley STEM Center, Ray Morris Hall Auditorium for pizza and discussion with Matt Lindsey, the security operations center lead at Oak Ridge National lab! Matt will be sharing what it takes to become and excel as a cyber security analyst. The lab is a world-leading research and development center in areas such as physics, neutron science, and chemistry, so the demand for cyber security there is great. Matt will explain how the lab uses state of the art technology and world-class talent to secure their cyber space. If you are interested in cyber security, information technology, or computer science come check it out!

The Autonomous Robotics Club (ARC) will be having its first meeting of the semester on TODAY Tuesday, January 28, 2020, in the iMakerSpace (3rd floor of Volpe Library) at 7 pm. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday at this time and place. We have a few different projects that we are working on with our newest addition of battle bots! We have a place in our club for every major and every level of experience, so come join us for a fun opportunity to work with some robots. Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on all of our projects: @tntecharc or email with any questions that you have.

The Center for Career Development’s first Careers n’ Coffee event of the semester will be TOMORROW Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Swoops Lobby, ground floor of the Roaden University Center!  Careers n’ Coffee allows employers to meet students and share information and opportunities about their company, in the areas students ‘live’ on campus! 

Free Pizza, what else is there to say??? Oh, time and location I suppose. TOMORROW, Wednesday, Jan 29 at 7 p.m. in the iMakerSpace the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space will hold their first meeting of the semester in the Volpe Library. In addition to pizza, we will also be hosting an exciting competition with prizes. All students from any major are welcome to come participate.

Student tickets for the 2020 Engineers Week (EWeek) Awards Banquet are ON SALE NOW in all departments! Student tickets are $5 each, and refunded when the ticket is presented at the door the evening of the banquet. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The banquet will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. with seating to begin at 5:30 the Multipurpose Room of the RUC.

REMEMBER: The more student tickets purchased through your department gets your department extra points that go toward winning the 2020 EWeek Best Darn Major Award!

Eagle Works Spring Kickoff Jan. 29! Do you love solving problems? Have you ever thought about starting a business? Ever had an idea for a gadget that would make your life easier? Are you a future engineer? Nurse? Artist? Teacher? Biologist? Communicator? Accountant? Eagle Works is for everybody across campus!

No matter what program you’re in, we’ve got something for you. Learn leadership, effective communication, how to brand yourself, design thinking, and so much more!

Join us TOMORROW Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. in the iMakerspace (3rd floor of Volpe Library) for FREE FOOD, giveaways, and to find out how to get involved! After 4:30, the iMakerSpace is accessible via the North Stairwell (past the myTECH Helpdesk).

Engineers Without Borders and Water Professionals meet every other Thursday during dead hour in Prescott Hall 330. We have interesting speakers, exciting events, and pizza! The meeting dates are as follows: January 30th, February 13th, February 27th, March 12th, March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd. Follow us on social media for updates and reminders: Engineers Without Borders: Facebook, Instagram and Water Professionals: Facebook, Instagram

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering will be meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30th at 11 a.m. in Brown Hall 237. We will be joined by Tennessee Tech's Dr. Jie Cui, who will discuss his research work and any opportunities he may have for research assistants in the coming months. Any students with interests in fluid mechanics or thermodynamics, in particular, should be sure to join us!

Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: Aaron Kindred (Physics) and Sung-Kyung Lee (Mechanical Engineering) This week in the Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar Series, we will hear from Physics Major Aaron Kindred and Mechanical Engineering Major Sung-Kyung Lee about their work studying isotopes of krypton (Kr) in an effort to better understand a puzzling feature of nuclei connected to Kr by radioactive decay. The seminar, Beta-Decay Spectroscopy of 96,97,98,99Kr, will be this Friday (Jan. 31st) at 3pm in Foundation Hall 238, with refreshments served at 2:30 p.m. Visit the seminar webpage to see a full abstract. This seminar series is geared for undergraduates from any STEM major, but graduate students and faculty are also encouraged to attend!

NSBE Presents Valentine's Gift Basket Raffle! Don't miss out on giving that special someone that National Society of Black Engineers gift they deserve! Tuesday, Feb. 14—13 from 10 a.m. —2 p.m. in the RUC Lobby purchase your raffle ticket for $1! Items included: Apple Airpod cases, headphones, various toiletries, valentines chocolate, and more.

Register for Eagle Works and a chance at a $10,000 grand prize! Eagle Works registration is now open! Join students from programs across campus to compete for awards totaling $20,000. Eagle Works is a Shark Tank-style competition focusing on innovation & entrepreneurship, problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork! The competition is open to all Tech students from all programs of study. You can join alone or form a team to compete. This year’s competition preliminary round will be held on Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m., with the final round on Saturday, April 18! For more information and to register for the competition, visit or email

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