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eBlast for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020



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TODAY Thursday, Feb. 20 This workshop will count as a Co-op Meetup as well!

Gold Career Readiness Workshop on Feb. 20: Should I Intern or Co-op?

Join the Center for Career Development on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room (1st floor) for this Gold Career Readiness Workshop. Find out what the main differences are between internship experiences and cooperative education experiences and which one best suits you.

This event is open to all students in all majors and counts towards the Gold Career Readiness Certificate for freshman and sophomore students. Bring your Eagle Card for a quick sign-in.

Career Readiness Workshops are hosted by the Center for Career Development. | 931-372-3232

SAVE THE DATE Engineering Fair is Thursday, Mar. 5 in the Hooper Eblen Center from 10am-2pm

It’s time to start getting ready for the Engineering Career Fair!  The fair will be in the Hooper Eblen Center on Thursday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Brush up your resume, select your professional clothing, polish those shoes, and visit the Center for Career Development for assistance with resumes and elevator pitches!  Over 120 employers are already registered to attend.  Want to know what employers are attending? Download the Career Fair Plus app on your phone – floor maps will be available soon!

TOMORROW Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: JP Nelms, TN Tech - This week in the Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar, senior Mechanical Engineering major JP Nelms is going to talk about additive manufacturing and the open-source Robotic Operating System (ROS) and how these, as well as other, transformative technologies are driving a new industrial revolution. JP gained experience with these tools last summer through an international study program in Aachen, Germany, and he will also describe what is was like being part of that program. JP's talk, Experiences and Takeaways from studying Industry 4.0, ROS, and 3D Printing in Germany, will be this Friday, Feb. 21st, 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.

TOMORROW “Testing and Verification of Autonomous Vehicles:  Multi-Agent Control Systems Point of View” Presented by Arman Sargolzaei, Ph.D., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 from 11 a.m. to noon in Brown Hall, Room 241. Contact the Mechanical Engineering Office for more information - Brown Hall, Room 224 or call 931-372-3254.

TOMORROW The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Juliet Ohemeng-Ntiamoah in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 2:30—5 p.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 225.

MONDAY Professor Dr. Chris Clifton from Purdue University to deliver a Tech Talk on “Encrypted Computation: How and When" Monday, Feb. 24, 10-11 a.m. in Prescott Hall, Room 208. All are welcome to attend. This Tech Talk is hosted Dr. Denis Ulybyshev, CEROC and the Department of Computer Science.

Eagle Works: Get Your Questions Answered! If you have questions or need assistance getting ready for Eagle Works, this is your chance! This week’s workshop is all about YOU. Come with questions about the event, your business model, presenting, mentors, or anything else you can think of! We’ll have faculty and staff on hand, as well as people from The Biz Foundry. We’ll even have some former Eagle Works winners ready to tell you what it’s like to compete! This workshop will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, 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

FEMTOSECOND LASER MICRO-FABRICATION with Chen Cheng, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar @ University of Delaware, USA, Assistant Professor @ Shandong Normal University, China. iMakerspace in Volpe Library 348, 11 a.m.—noon Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020


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.

iMakerSpace Graduate Assistantship – APPLY NOWEligibility and Qualifications: Candidates must be enrolled or accepted to a M.S. degree program in good standing in the College of Engineering. They should have experience with modeling software, slicing software, 3-D printing methods and techniques; have good interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Application Process: Applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter and list of three references to Dr. Ismail Fidan at ( by March 23, 2020. For More Information: Please contact Professor Ismail Fidan at or (931) 372- 6298.

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