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eBlast for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TODAY Join the CyberEagles for a presentation from Steven Smith, a Tech student who competed in the SANS CyberFasttrack CTF last year and won the grand prize of a $22,000 training package from SANS. Steven has taken two of the training courses so far, so he will be talking about his experience during and after the CTF and what the training has been like. SANS is giving away more scholarships this year, and the registration period ends on March 22nd, so don't miss this opportunity to learn more about it. SANS training and certificates are very well respected (and VERY expensive!), so this is a huge opportunity to kick-start your career. The meeting is in Prescott 215 at dead hour. Free pizza and drinks as always!  

TODAY - Sports Analytics Information Meeting. Interested in Sports Analytics? Do you like playing in fantasy sports leagues? Trying to figure out who to pick in your March Madness brackets? Fascinated by sports statistics?  Tuesday March 10th at 11 a.m. in Johnson Hall, Room 401, we will be hosting an information session for any students and faculty that are interested in starting a group for learning about sports analytics, competing in sports analytics competitions, hearing from professionals in the field, doing research in sports analytics, and many other exciting things in the world of sports! Everyone is welcome – no experience needed!

Effective Presentations Workshop – Dinner provided! Being able to give an effective presentation and gaining confidence at public speaking are skills that will carry over into classes and career. Come to this Eagle Works workshop to learn best practices for pitches and presentations, and also find out what NOT to do! This session will help prepare you for the Eagle Works pitches, and help you no matter what you do in the future.

This workshop will be Wednesday, March 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). For more information, go to or email

Join the Data Science League for our second meeting of the semester. We will have a tutorial on competing in Kaggle competitions, and hear from students that have been participating in a current competition. There will be pizza and drinks! Meeting will be in Johnson 401 at Dead Hour (11 a.m.) on March 12.

Aviation Society: Are you interested in aviation? Do you want to learn how to be a pilot but don’t know where to start? Or are you interested in learning to design and build a plane? Come to our very first informational meeting at 6 p.m. in Brown 236 on Thursday, March 12. This meeting is open to all majors and all experience levels.

Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: Dusty Henson, Tennessee Tech Chemical Engineering: Tech Chemical Engineering Major Dusty Henson will be giving the seminar this week. His talk, Negative Ion Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Polyaromatic Anions: Radical Vibrational Structure and Gas-Phase Acidity Determination, will describe his study, via the technique of photoelectron spectroscopy, of a class of organic compounds that play a central role in both biochemistry and astrochemistry. The seminar will be 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.

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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