Cummins Filtration and Tennessee Tech College of Engineering have had a long and fruitful relationship with each other, and that relationship was brought home in late when TTU hosted a team of visitors from the company.
Cookeville Plant Manager Rodney McCollum, Laboratory Operations Technical Specialist Robert Porter, Global Technical Resource Planning Director Karen Ramsey-Idem and Technical Functional Excellence Director Manolita Mendoza were treated to presentations, a facilities tour, lunch and a discussion of the future of TTU Engineering. McCollum, Porter and Ramsey-Idem are all TTU COE alumni.
Dean Joseph Rencis presented a brief overview of TTU's College of Engineering, while Associate Dean for Research and Innovation Vahid Motevalli discussed the state of COE's research activities. The group then toured COE facilities, including the Student Success Center and Mechanical Engineering's Baja Lab, Formula Lab and DENSO Lab.
Along with Dean Rencis, Motevalli and Advancement Director Tracy Russell, department heads Kenneth Currie and Mohan Rao accompanied the Cummins team on their visit.