TTU College of Education adds national board-certified program in applied behavior analysis
The College of Education at Tennessee Tech University will offer a nationally board-approved strand of study in applied behavior analysis as part of its exceptional learning doctoral degree. The program focuses on school-aged children and adults and will be available to university students in the fall.
Applied behavior analysis is a data-centered approach to instruction and behavior change. Graduates of the program are equipped for careers in research, education, medical support services, residential facilities or private practice, and will be eligible to take the national board certification exam.
TTU ranked best value public school by SmartAsset
Another rankings company has ranked Tennessee Tech University among the best value schools in Tennessee.
TTU ranks third in the listing of 10 schools, behind Vanderbilt University and Christian Brothers University. It is the highest ranked public university on the listing.
The ranking, by SmartAsset.com, is based on an aggregation of several categories, including average scholarships and grants, starting salary after graduation, tuition, cost of living and retention rate.
TTU students elected to National Society of Black Engineers regional positions
For the first time since its founding in 1983, a student from Tennessee Tech University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has assumed a top regional leadership position.
Kierna Mason, a junior chemical engineering major from Nashville, was elected the society’s region three chairperson at a conference March 29. She is the president of TTU’s NSBE chapter and will assume the regional position May 1. The regional position is the most recent honor for a group that is becoming increasingly involved at TTU.
Eagle Works competition awards student innovators
Nine student innovation and entrepreneurial teams were awarded funding Saturday for their original inventions and business plans in Tennessee Tech University’s annual Eagle Works competition.
A total of 45 students and 12 teams began the competition in TTU’s Bell Hall. By noon, preliminary rounds had whittled the field down to six teams. These finalists presented their concepts to a crowded auditorium of judges and audience members.
“This is the ultimate educational experience,“ said TTU President Phil Oldham. “Eagle Works offers students the chance to apply what they’ve learned at Tech in a competition that mirrors what you’d find outside of the classroom. It shows students the power of an original idea, what can you do with it, what can you make with it, and helps them transform this idea into something valuable.”
Replacements of TTU’s Derryberry eagle being cast
Replicas of the iconic Tennessee Tech University golden eagle statue are in the process of being cast by artists from the Appalachian Center for Craft.
The statue, which was stolen by TPI students in 1952 from Monteagle, Tennessee, was taken down over the summer so it could be checked for necessary maintenance in advance of the university Centennial.
TTU’s TSBDC offers entrepreneurship seminar
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will offer a seminar for prospective entrepreneurs Thursday, May 7.
John Woodard, the center’s assistant director, will lead the seminar, Business Start-Up Essentials. He will discuss business start-up basics, business structures, challenges, planning, cash needs and financing.
The seminar is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in TTU’s Johnson Hall 208, located at 1105 N. Peachtree Ave.
The seminar is free, but registration is required. To sign up, call (931) 372-6249 or visit tsbdc.org/ttu.
TTU BusinessMedia Center, Tennessee Aquarium bring environmental education to life
Swimming through the river, it’s easy to see dozens of different species of aquatic life. All of a sudden, it isn’t. The water is murky and the spots where the fish or other creatures should be are bare.
A glance up at the riverbank helps to explain why. Silt running off a nearby construction site is polluting the water and covering critical habitat.
Then a question comes up on the screen, asking the student what she wants to do about the site: remove it or otherwise modify the project to protect the environment.
The virtual riverbank is the latest result of a collaboration between the Tennessee Aquarium and Tennessee Tech University to expand educational offerings at the aquarium. Using 3-D Oculus Rift virtual reality technology, the College of Business’ BusinessMedia Center has created an environmentally correct river using science and data from the aquarium.