College of Engineering

Student Opportunities

Announcing the Industry-Graduate Assistantship Program
About the program: The Center for Manufacturing Research works closely with high-tech manufacturing firms in the southeast. The Industry-Graduate Assistantship Program at Tennessee Tech University will provide hands-on experience opportunities for full-time College of Engineering graduate students in the advanced manufacturing and product development industry. The program is focused on education and research in product development and manufacturing and supported through industry sponsors located in areas near Tennessee Tech. The program will provide industry-specific experience such as, but not limited to, design and manufacturing including vehicle components while the student pursues a graduate engineering degree at Tennessee Tech. Industry has expressed the need for majors including mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, manufacturing engineering technology and computer science. As part of this program, you will work on applied research problems with immediate need to the manufacturing industry.
The Industry-Graduate Assistantship Program will provide competitive salary for qualified engineering student candidates. Much of your work will occur off-campus at the local Industry. As part of this program, you may spend specific periods for training and exposure to the U.S. automotive design or related industries at a sponsor’s research headquarters. Potential sponsors include Ficosa, Calsonic and Bridgestone.
For More Information: Please contact Professor Stephen Canfield, or 931-372-3254, or Professor Vahid Motevalli, associate dean for research and innovation, or 931-372-3831.

ComSciCon 2018 

To all graduate students in STEM and related fields:
 Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2018, the 6th annual Communicating Science workshop, to be held in Boston, MA on June 14-16th 2017. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.
Acceptance to the workshop is competitive; attendance is free and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants. 
Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their peers. In additional to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, Diversity/Inclusivity, and a Case Study on Scicomm in Medicine), ample time is allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students. 
You can follow the link below to submit an application or learn more about our workshop programs and participants. You can also follow us on Twitter (@comscicon) and use #comscicon18 ! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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Nissan NA is looking for about 6 Maintenance Supervisor Summer Interns.  Interns will play a Leadership role in a Maintenance group consisting of multi-craft automation technicians and Engineering support in the fast paced, high stress world of manufacturing. Faculty recommendation is essential. Interviews will be conducted in late January, early February. Interested students should contact Tom Brewer, Associate VP at Tennessee Tech.

Of course Nissan has many more traditional project type internships available at our Global Career site here

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