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eBlast for Oct. 29, 2020


  • Virtual Graduate School Fair TODAY 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! TODAY Thursday, Oct. 29 | 11am-1pm | T.J. Farr Lobby
  • GOLD Career Readiness Workshop – Writing My First Professional Resume | TODAY 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 alumnus 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 deadline: Fall 2020 Graduates - Cooperative Education Cords Request


New Faculty Research Seminars

  • 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: 
  • Arman Sargolzaei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering will be presenting Security of Networked Control Systems Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4:30—5:30 p.m. Zoom Link: 
  • John Tester, Ph.D., Associate Professor, General & Basic Engineering will be presenting Manufacturing for Design’ & Additive Manufacturing Monday, Nov. 16 from 4:30—5:30 p.m. Zoom Link: 
  • Charles Van Neste, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering will be presenting A New Wireless: Sending Power Over and Through Surfaces Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 4:30—5:30 p.m. Zoom Link:

The Golden Eagle Additively Innovative Lecture Series continues TODAY 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 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 – Zoom 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 Change:

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:


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.


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 6-8 p.m. 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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