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eBlast for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

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.

Co-op Meetup 2/5/2020: Planning to Co-op this year? Attend a Co-op Meetup before the Mar. 5 Engineering Fair! Are you interested in Co-op?  Attend the first Co-op Meetup on Feb. 5 in Brown Hall 326 at 12 p.m.  Any student interested in accepting a Cooperative Education position with an employer will need to attend a Co-op Meetup.  The Co-op Meetup will explain the new eligibility guidelines for enrolling in the Cooperative Education Program, which went into effect July 1, 2019 for all students.  Pre-registration to enroll in the Co-op Program is now required and attending a Co-op Meetup is your first step!  The new eligibility guidelines can be found at:   Bring your Eagle Card for quick sign-in.

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!


Congratulations SPRING GRADUATES! In order to complete your requirements for graduation you MUST take the Senior Exit Exam. It is required by the State of Tennessee that all students attending a state-supported college or university complete this assessment. Failure to do so will result in your diploma being on hold until the test is taken.

REGISTER TODAY at the following link.

 STUDENT AMBASSADOR SEARCH The search is underway for energetic, personable, organized, informed students to represent Tennessee Tech and the College of Engineering as Student Ambassadors for the academic year 2020-2021. Mr. Ingle, SSC Director, looks forward to meeting with you to get to know you and share information about the student ambassador program. Interviews will be held during the month of February. Contact Donna Thorne at to schedule a meeting with Mr. Ingle.

Eagle Works Effective Communication Workshop TOMORROW 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 via the North Stairwell (past the myTECH Helpdesk). For more information, go to or email

Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: Rachel Hamburg, UAH -This week's Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar will feature Rachel Hamburg, a graduate student from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Rachel's talk, Gamma-rays and Gravitational-waves in the Multi-messenger Era,  will describe how mankind's recently-developed ability to simultaneously detect gamma-ray and gravitational radiation from astronomical events like neutron star mergers provides an exciting new way to understand our universe. The seminar will be this Friday, Feb. 7th, at 3pm in Foundation Hall 238, with refreshments served at 2:30pm. This seminar series is geared for undergraduates from any STEM major, but graduate students and faculty are also encouraged to attend! Visit the seminar webpage to see the full Spring 2020 schedule.

Eagle Works Challenges return this month with the Design Challenge and your chance at a $1,000 scholarship!

Come get a crash course in Design Thinking, a process that can be used for any problem in all parts of life and career! Throughout the evening you’ll work alone or in a team to pick a problem and prototype a solution – this will be a great start to getting ready for the main Eagle Works competition in April! This workshop will help you build problem-solving and teamwork skills while taking you through the five steps of Design Thinking. Can't think of a problem you want to solve? We'll give you some backups at the event! You'll have about two and a half hours to:

  • Form your team (you may also work alone, but remember, more people=more ideas!)
  • Design and create a representation of your solution
  • At 7:30 p.m. all teams will present to judges
  • The winning team will get a $1000 scholarship!!!

We’ll be providing food and giveaways, along with all kinds of prototyping materials, from yarn and scissors to markers and poster board. The Design Challenge will be at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the RUC Multipurpose Room (RUC 282). Teams will present their prototypes and ideas to a panel of judges starting at 7:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!

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

NSF REU summer program at Indiana University (Application due by 3/16/20): Jetstream is the National Science Foundation’s first production cloud computing system. The goal of Jetstream is to increase access to cloud computing resources to researchers in the long-tail-of-science (including social science and humanities research). Students will work with Indiana University researchers and staff to do mentored research projects about Jetstream. Potential research topics include efficient utilization of Jetstream for data analytics tasks, minimizing energy consumption via dynamic load balancing, best practices with big data analytics using Jetstream, best practices with compute-intensive humanities projects. Students will receive a generous stipend and, if needed, accommodations in one of IU's dorms for the duration of the experience. Most program activities will be conducted on the IU campus (Bloomington, IN); however, we anticipate travel to a conference (travel expenses provided). Program dates are expected to be May 28 - July 30, 2020. Application materials are due March 16, 2020.

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