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eBlast for Oct. 22, 2020


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  • NEW DATE - Careers N' Coffee - Visit with Green Dot Public Schools - TN and learn more about their career opportunities! Plus have a FREE cup of coffee! Thursday, Oct. 29 | 11am-1pm | T.J. Farr Lobby
  • Purple Career Readiness Workshop TODAY at 11am in the RUC Multipurpose Room on Successful Transition into the Workplace.  If you are working on your Career Readiness Certificate, make sure you are meeting the requirements for your workshop attendance. All workshops have a virtual format at the same time.  Join the Virtual Career Readiness Workshop in Handshake Events to receive the TEAMS access information. 
  • Last Co-op Meetup Sessions for Fall 2020 - Did you recently accept a Cooperative Education position with an employer or want to be Co-op Eligible?  Make sure you are meeting the Co-op Eligibility Requirements before the end of the fall semester. Attendance of a Co-op Meetup Information Session is the first step and is required for enrollment in the program.  To participate in the Virtual Co-op Meetup, you must JOIN the event in Handshake and then you will receive the TEAMS access information.  Please have the TEAMS app loaded prior to the beginning of the session.
    • Co-op Meetup #3 October 27 at 11am in the RUC Multipurpose Room
    • Co-op Meetup #4 November 2 at 5pm in the RUC Multipurpose Room
  • Careers n’ Coffee featuring G4S Secure Solutions – Visit with them and learn more about their part-time and flex-time opportunities throughout Tennessee! Plus have a FREE cup of coffee!  Wednesday, Oct. 28 | 11am-1pm | Swoops Lobby
  • Virtual Graduate School Fair Thursday, Oct 29 | 10am-1pm Access via Career Fair+ | Don’t Delay – Make appointments now to speak with representatives from Graduate and Professional Schools!
  • Virtual Walk-In Hours for the Center for Career Development – Wednesday Mornings 9am-noon: Login to your Handshake Account > Click Events next to the Search Bar > Click Virtual Walk-in Hours > Click the link and start your live chat via Teams.


New Faculty Research Seminars begin today.

  • Tarek Elfouly, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering presenting Structural health monitoring (SHM) using wireless sensor networks (WSNs) this afternoon, Thursday, Oct. 22nd from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Zoom Link:
  • Rory Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering will be presenting Design and Optimization of Multidisciplinary Dynamic System Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Zoom Link:

The CSC Diversity Committee is hosting a virtual Diversity & Inclusion Seminar Series this fall! You won’t want to miss these inspirational speakers. Join Dr. Margaret M. Burnett, a Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science TODAY Thursday, Oct. 22 at 11am. Zoom Link:  | Meeting ID: 921 6452 1164 | Passcode: 404846


Hola everyone! Join us Virtually - Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersTODAY Thursday, Oct. 22, during dead hour, 11am for our General Body meeting. Time: Oct 22, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Link:| Meeting ID: 839 0102 5155

The Aviation Society will be having a general body meeting on Microsoft Teams TODAY, October 22, at 6pm. Our guest speaker will be Harry Ingle, the Director of Diversity, Recruitment & Student Success through the College of Engineering. Everyone is welcome to join. We will also be announcing the winners of our raffle, as well as announcing the time of our Halloween social. Teams Link:

Water Professionals and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be having their fourth joint meeting of the semester TODAY Thursday, October 22nd on Zoom from 11-11:45 am. Join us as we hear from Mackenzie Martin, Joseph Brockwell and Tyler Wright as they share their experiences being grad students here at Tennessee Tech. If you have considered staying at Tech to obtain your master’s or just want to know more about graduate school, this is a perfect opportunity to learn more from your fellow golden eagles. Feel free to bring any questions that you may have and as always, all majors are welcome to join. Zoom Link:

Reminder: We will be hosting our meetings on Zoom for the remainder of the semester. 

Pi Tau Sigma is offering tutoring to all ME and GBE students on Monday nights from 6pm-8pm in Brown 206. Tutoring is available for any ME course up to 3000 level, Physics I & II, Math up to Calculus III, Statics, Mechanics and Materials, MATLAB, and Graphics. We ask that if you do plan to come, please let us know to better help you, but it is not necessary. Contact Abbey Ward (, Abby Collier ( ), or the Pi Tau email ( for more information.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Joseph Phillip Brockwell in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering October 30, 2020 at 10 a.m.  Zoom Link: | Meeting ID: 891 5276 8139 | Passcode: 890230

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Michael R. Coultis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering November 6, 2020 1:30 p.m. Zoom Link:

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Thesis Defense of Charles Austin Robinson in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering November 9, 2020 2:00 p.m. Zoom Link:


Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar: Kaitlyn Kidwell & Emma Mitchell, TN Tech Physics - This week's (virtual) Undergraduate STEM Research Seminar will feature talks from Kaitlyn Kidwell and Emma Mitchell, Physics majors who are also working toward an Astronomy minor. Both Kaitlyn and Emma participated in a research course offered by Our Solar Siblings in which they learned to analyze data from the Las Cumbres Observatory to determine the distance to "standard candle" RR Lyrae stars. Measuring distances to astronomical objects is tricky; Kaitlyn and Emma will describe their experiences and how they managed to accomplish this feat. The seminar will be TOMORROW Friday, Oct. 23rd at 4pm. It is geared for undergraduates from any STEM major, but graduate students and faculty are also encouraged to attend! Contact Dr. Holley ( for connection information to the Zoom session. Visit the seminar webpage to see full abstracts and the current schedule for upcoming talks.

Idea Challenge Nov. 11 - $2,000 in prizes!

  • Who: All students, all programs, across campus!
  • What: Come up with an idea for a product, business, service, etc. Give a 90 second pitch in front of our panel of judges and compete for a $1,000 first prize!
  • Why: Creative problem solving, gain confidence, share an idea, win prizes, and have fun!
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Wherever you are! This year’s challenge is virtual!

Students can compete alone or in teams, and will have 90 seconds to pitch their idea – no PowerPoint, no Q&A. Your idea doesn’t need to be fully thought out, but it should be feasible and solve a problem. Get creative and think big! Multiple prizes will be awarded!

Join the virtual workshop on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. to help prepare for the challenge – watch Tech Times or  for more details and to register!

The Holistic Foundry Undergraduate Engaged Learners (FUEL) program is recruiting 30 undergraduate freshmen and sophomore engineering majors who are interested in engaging in research that is both socially impactful and relevant. FUEL students will work with our Rural Reimagined economic partners to develop student-team research projects geared towards positively affecting our local region.  This program will feature research training, presentation opportunities, outreach opportunities, and a chance to earn a $600 stipend. FUEL will begin in the Spring 2021 semester. If you are interested, please let us know at: Dr. Andrea Arce-Trigatti ( for more information.

Recruitment is underway for fall 2020 and spring 2021 for Graduate Research Assistants in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Space Institute located in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Recipients will receive a monthly stipend that includes tuition, maintenance fees, and health insurance. To be eligible for a graduate research assistantship you must be a full-time student. If interested please apply at if you have questions please contact the admissions office at 931-393-7228 or More information can be found here.

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