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eBlast for Oct. 27, 2020



  • ***TODAY*** Co-op Meetup #3 October 27 at 11am in the RUC Multipurpose Room

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.

  • FINAL 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!
  • 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
  • GOLD Career Readiness Workshop – Writing My First Professional Resume | Thursday, Oct. 29 | 11am-11:45am in the RUC Multipurpose Room | To join Virtually JOIN the Event in Handshake for TEAMS access information
  • 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 - Cooperative Education Cords offered to Fall 2020 Graduates **

Are you an upcoming Fall 2020 Graduate that formally participated in the Cooperative Education Program?  The Cooperative Education Office is now offering Graduation Cords to students graduating in the Fall 2020 semester that formally enrolled in the Co-op Program during their entire assignment.  The cords are a gift from Mr. Greg Cook, an alumni of the Cooperative Education Program.  Mr. Cook has expressed his appreciation of the Cooperative Education Program and the importance it served at the beginning of his engineering career and wishes to congratulate graduating co-op students.

If you would like to reserve your cord, you MUST complete the following form by the November 15 deadlineFall 2020 Graduates - Cooperative Education Cords Request 



New Faculty Research Seminars

  • Rory Roberts, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering will be presenting Design and Optimization of Multidisciplinary Dynamic System TODAY, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Zoom Link:
  • Shirin Noei, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Center for Energy Systems Research will be presenting Longitudinal Dynamics in Traffic Microsimulation Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4:30—5:30 p.m. Zoom Link:

Come level up your programming game! Bruce Tate: ‘Why it’s Important to Learn Languages’  - Join Bruce Tate, author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks for a demo of 3 languages and talk about why it is important to be a polyglot programmer.  TODAY Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 11 a.m. in Foundation Hall 238 or viz Zoom:

The Golden Eagle Additively Innovative Lecture Series continues Thursday, October 29 at 11 a.m. with a talk by Steinar Killi of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway.  His talk is titled “New Product Development for Additive Manufacturing: Methods and Tools”.  Join us virtually at  For more information, contact Michelle Davis with the Center for Manufacturing Research at

Did you know you can contract a virtual virus just as easily as a physical virus? In this ONE-TIME, LIMITED Event, we will cover topics range from scammers to TN Tech IT policies. This event welcomes EVERYONE regardless of knowledge or position. Walking away from this event, you will receive some basic training to act as your mask to protect against the virus, the virtual one. You might be cyber safe now, but all it takes is one click from an email. Learn how to protect yourself online. We hope to see you there! Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. – faculty, students and staff – Teams Link:



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: 




Eagle Works Workshop Oct. 28 – How to Sell Yourself in 90 Seconds!

Do you get nervous when you have to make presentations? Are you never sure how to start? Do you just want to improve the skills you have? This workshop will help you prepare for the Idea Challenge on Nov. 11, and teach skills that will be useful in class and career! Being able to give a short elevator pitch about yourself or your idea could make a difference in your future! This virtual workshop will be on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. You can find the Teams links on our website at

We’ll follow this session up with two VIRTUAL practice pitch sessions for the Idea Challenge, one on Wednesday, Nov. 4 and the other Monday, Nov. 9. Both will be at 6 p.m. – link coming soon! If you plan on competing, we highly suggest you attend at least one!

Juniors & Seniors - Fall Undergraduate Scholarship Competition - The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s (ORISE) is hosting a research-based scholarship challenge for undergraduate students! The challenge is for students to develop an infographic to communicate the current leading ways to purify drinking water. UNICEF and WHO report that one in three people worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. Although the United States has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the world, it is an ongoing challenge to protect it.  Your infographic could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

For more information on this competition, please visit the ORISE website at The competition deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020.

Summer 2021 Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program (U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science)  The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Summer Term. Applications are due January 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. Visit ‘How to Apply” for more information.



Come and join us at Autonomous Robotics Club TONIGHT. Interested in learning about CAD, Linux, Arduino? Just want to work on exciting projects like drones, battle bots, or a robotic humanoid? If any of these interests you, come expand your knowledge and experience through practical means and be a valued part of our ever-expanding team - every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Brown 315. Everyone is welcome. And don't forget to join our discord at

Aviation Society Meeting TONIGHT Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. We will be having a social night where we will be playing the ‘Among Us’ video game. If there are more than ten people joining, we will have multiple voice channels with different game variations. The link to our discord is here

ASME, ARC & SWE – Dr. Canfield's Annual Bonfire has been postponed to Tuesday, Nov. 3 beginning at 5 p.m. COVID-19 – Social distancing will be practices. Food will be served by 1 person in a mask & gloves. Masks will be required on the hayride. Please contact for more information.

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.



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