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eBlast for Oct. 19, 2021

  • Center for Career Development

    TODAY

    Gold Career Readiness Workshop on Oct. 19: Writing my First Resume

    Join the Center for Career Development on Tuesday, Oct. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. in Clement Hall 212 for the first Gold Career Readiness Workshop of the semester! A staff member from the Center for Career Development will be describing the characteristics of a strong, foundational resume.

    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.

    To attend virtually, access the TEAMS link in Handshake Events. To receive credit for attending, you must log in with your Tennessee Tech email, participate if asked to during the workshop and be present for at least 80% of the presentation, and make sure that your camera is turned on during your attendance. See the event preview on Handshake here.

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

    TOMORROW

    Careers n’ Coffee featuring Landscape Workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 20

    Take a break and enjoy a FREE cup of coffee while speaking with recruiters from Landscape Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Roaden University Center Swoops Food Court (ground floor).

    Do not miss this opportunity to network with recruiters as they share information about their internships and filed manager positions. Get a step ahead and APPLY NOW in Handshake before speaking to recruiters!

    Landscape Workshop’s paid internship program will provide students with training in a wide array of departments including maintenance, enhancements, irrigation, seasonal color, and business development. Interns will work directly in the field at one of their branch locations under the guidance of a seasoned mentor for 8-12 weeks. Landscape Workshop will also be recruiting for their full-time field manager positions.

    https://tntech.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/25875/student_preview?token=418lor8hZeqjLhtc5UDFPW9PsbkVjBpDHo8EL6rC0jCXpiYv69frLw

    Careers n’ Coffee are hosted by the Center for Career Development.  | career@tntech.edu | 931-372-3232

  • Collegewide

    New Faculty Seminar Series Presents Nan Chen

    Announcing the research seminar welcoming Dr. Nan Chen from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Chen will be presenting her research on Batteries on the Move: Overload Mitigation with Mobile and Connected Electric Vehicle, on the evening of Thursday, October 21st at 4:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. For more information view the flyer here.

    Be sure to mark your calendars for the second of this year's exciting seminar series; you will not want to miss out!

    TOMORROW

    Eagle Works

    Jeff Brown from The Biz Foundry will be leading this session on how to make your idea come to life. Business Model Canvas is a great tool for you to learn if your idea or product is viable, how to identify your customers, find any issues, and give yourself and your team the best chance for success!

    The Eagle Works judging rubric is based off Business Model Canvas, so if you’re thinking about competing, this workshop is essential!

    The iMakerspace is on the third floor of Volpe Library. Use the north staircase (past the MyTECH helpdesk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at akruszka@tntech.edu before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.

    NEXT WEEK

    Eagle Works Business Model Canvas: How to get started

    Oct. 20 @5 p.m. | iMakerSpace (3rd floor of Volpe Library)

    Jeff Brown from The Biz Foundry will be leading this session on how to make your idea come to life. Business Model Canvas is a great tool for you to learn if your idea or product is viable, how to identify your customers, find any issues, and give yourself and your team the best chance for success!

    The Eagle Works judging rubric is based off Business Model Canvas, so if you’re thinking about competing, this workshop is essential!

    The iMakerspace is on the third floor of Volpe Library. Use the north staircase (past the MyTECH helpdesk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at akruszka@tntech.edu before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.

    Virtual option link on the Eagle Works website tntech.edu/eagleworks.

    Eagle Works Elevator Pitches: Sell your idea in 90 seconds

    iMakerSpace (3rd floor of Volpe Library)

    Oct. 27 @5 p.m.

    Virtual option link.

    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. 10 (more details on the Eagle Works website!), 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 workshop will be on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the iMakerspace. The iMakerspace is on the third floor of Volpe Library. Use the north staircase (past the MyTECH helpdesk) to access. If you need an accessible entrance, please email Andrea at akruszka@tntech.edu before 4:30 p.m. that day to arrange.

    We’ll follow this session up with two VIRTUAL practice pitch sessions for the Idea Challenge, one on Wednesday, Nov. 3 and the other Monday, Nov. 8. Both will be at 5 p.m. – link coming soon! If you plan on competing, we highly suggest you attend at least one!

    Eagle Works Idea Challenge returns!

      • Who: All students, all programs, across campus!
      • What: Come up with an idea for a product, business, service, etc. Give a 90 second pitch to our panel of judges and compete for $1,500 in prizes!
      • Why: Creative problem solving, gain confidence, share an idea, win prizes, and have fun!
      • When: Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 5 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!

    There will be two virtual workshops on Oct. 20 & 27 at 5 p.m. to help prepare for the challenge as well as virtual practice on Wednesday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 8 before the competition.

    Check out the Eagle Works website at https://www.tntech.edu/eagleworks/ for more information, links to practice sessions, video of prior workshops, and to register!

    Graduating this Fall 2021?

    You need to register to take your senior exit exam! Exams are open every day until November 15th (excluding university closure). All College of Engineering students graduating this fall are required to take the senior exit exempt (unless exempt) before they can graduate. If you have not received your email to register please email engineeringssc@tntech.edu.

  • Graduate Studies

    TODAY
    Qing Feng

    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Dissertation Defense of Qing Feng in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering October 20, 2021 4:30 p.m. Join via Zoom Meeting ID: 820 1528 9225

  • Student Groups

    TODAY

    Data Science League

    The Data Science League invites you to join them on Tuesday, October 19 in Bruner Hall 228 at 11 am for a research presentation from CSC Professor, Dr. Doug Talbert and his PhD Student, Katie Brown. 

    As complex machine learning becomes more effective in medicine, the need for techniques to increase users’ understanding and trust of artificial intelligence (AI) grows too. This talk will introduce attendees eXplanatory AI (XAI), discuss XAI techniques and challenges in the context of medicine, and present some of their recent work in this important and growing field of study. Pizza will be provided. 

    Join this meeting virtually here https://bit.ly/3aD54Fe and join the DSL Discord server here https://discord.gg/ZQcJUjd

    TODAY

    Wicys

    Join WiCyS this upcoming Tuesday, October 19th @ 11:00AM in Prescott 215! We will be playing through cyber CTF challenges to learn and practice skills related to cybersecurity!

    Come learn, have fun, and enjoy free food! | Don't miss out on this opportunity! We look forward to seeing you there:)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ttuwicys/ | Discord: https://discord.com/invite/SUVpsMG

    THURSDAY

    Tennessee Tech Amateur Radio Society

    Every Thursday classes are in session @ 6 p.m., Brown 406

    Join us Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Brown 406 to discover and discuss amateur (ham) radio, the projects we are undertaking and what radio is all about! If you’re interested in emergency communications or a fun new hobby, amateur radio is for you! Join us on Discord

    MONDAY

    Tutoring Available with Pi Tau Sigma

    Every Thursday classes are in session from 6 – 8 p.m. Brown 326

    Pi Tau Sigma is offering tutoring on Monday nights from 6pm-8pm in Brown 326. 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. Contact Abbey Ward (aeward42@tntech.edu) or Andrew Gothard (atgothard42@tntech.edu) for more information. To join online: Teams Link

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