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eBlast for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

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

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering is meeting TODAY 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!

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: TODAY 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

Our next SME meeting is TODAY Thursday Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. in Lewis Hall, Room 111. PIZZA and drinks will be served! We will also be holding elections for new officers and will take up membership forms and money for new members as well! Make sure to attend the meeting!!

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 TOMORROW 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.

The Engineering Joint Council (EJC) at Tennessee Tech University will be hosting the Engineers Week (EWeek) Awards Banquet, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in the Multipurpose Room, RUC. Student tickets for the banquet are ON SALE NOW in all department offices for $5 each. Your $5 will be refunded when the ticket is presented at the door the evening of the banquet. Banquet seating begins at 5:30 p.m., banquet begins at 6 p.m.

Ticket sales close Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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 Effective Communication Workshop Feb. 5! Have you ever had to do a group project with people who just don’t seem to understand you? Or struggled to make yourself and your opinions heard? Do you want to learn a skill that will make working on a team easier? Then the Effective Communication workshop is for you!

This session will help you with group projects, networking events, and help prepare for this year’s Eagle Works competition. Learn the different types of communication styles and how to work effectively as a team.

This workshop will be Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in the iMakerspace (3rd floor of Volpe Library). After 4:30, the iMakerSpace is accessible

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