TTU business, engineering students team up to invent, market ideas
Bringing a new drug to market in the United States takes more than a decade and often billions of dollars.
A team of chemical engineering students at Tennessee Tech University came up with an idea to reduce that time and expense by designing a device to eliminate the need for human testing. A TTU business student developed a business plan for their invention.
The collaboration is part of a pilot program, putting together chemical engineering students and faculty with those from business.
More than 1,200 graduate from TTU
On Saturday, Sherburne Martin proved that a college degree can be for everyone.
Martin first enrolled at Tennessee Tech University in 1969 but left to get married. After she and her husband, James, had their first daughter, she tried to come back to TTU but the pair had another child 19 months later. She left the university in 1976 without her degree.
After seeing all of her five children receive their degrees, the Knoxville resident returned and earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.
TTU students gain leadership skills by smiling
When Chelsea Mills is sitting behind a desk in Tennessee Tech University’s Memorial Gym, she is a sophomore from Chattanooga studying exercise science, physical education and wellness.
But when she stands at the front of the class to introduce herself, she owns her own sport agency and works to negotiate contracts for professional athletes.
It’s an exercise in leadership for her and more than a dozen other students involved in SMILE, Sport Management Institution for Leadership Excellence, an organization that helps students figure out who they want to be and how they plan to get there after college.
TTU to launch official tartan plaid
All semester, students in TTU’s human ecology program played with shades of purple and gold, layers and line widths. There were nearly a dozen plaids and students, faculty, staff and alumni were asked to select a favorite. The winning pattern will be launched in the fall, featured on a variety of projects as the official university tartan plaid.
While designing their tartans, the students also developed marketing plans, special hangtags for the products and the products themselves. When the line launches in the fall, the university bookstore will have items for a variety of ages and incomes.
They envision sweatpants and sweatshirts with the university name or logo in tartan, folders and lanyards for students. For others, they hope to see rain apparel, fleece jackets, ties and bowties, blankets and high-end scarves.
View the winning design at http://ttuplaid.com
TTU chemistry, chemical engineering students join nation's top ranks
Amanda Werlein, junior at Tennessee Tech University, divides her time between the chemistry lab, where she works with metals with low levels of radioactivity, and the practice room, where she plays euphonium and belongs to the tuba ensemble.
This summer, she will take her experience with radiochemistry to one of the top programs in the country, where she will work with top chemists in the best labs. She is one of 12 students across the country accepted to her program.
TTU's Child Development Lab envisions environmentally-based playground
Tennessee Tech University’s College of Education offers a unique resource to regional families and university students through its Child Development Lab, which offers the highest quality child care and gives TTU students hands-on training.
The lab has moved to a newly renovated space on campus and the children are in need of a new playground. The vision of a green, natural playscape for increased interactive play opportunities and creative hands-on, learning adventures is in development.
The children of the CDL, infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers, spend their days in a socially stimulating and language-rich environment where learning occurs through play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.
Tennessee Tech University receives accolades touting price, quality
A number of recent higher education rankings are sharing what professors, students and alumni already know: Tennessee Tech University is becoming a leading technological university in the South.
In Payscale.com's 2014 ranking of colleges with the best return on investment for their degrees, Tennessee Tech ranks first in the state of Tennessee and ninth for all colleges and universities in the eight-state central south U.S. region.
Payscale.com's data show that degrees from Tennessee Tech provide higher anticipated financial returns over the course of a 20-year career than any other school in the state, with respect to the program costs.
GetEducated.com, which offers information about online programs, ranks Tennessee Tech's online Master of Business Administration programs as a 'Best Buy' for students seeking a high quality, low cost graduate degree.
First national women in cyberspace conference a success
As computer viruses like the Heartbleed bug and other security threats continue to steal data, Tennessee Tech University computer scientists are helping to build a diverse and talented workforce ready to meet those challenges head-on.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by next year, there will be 4.2 million jobs created that deal with cybersecurity.
TTU computer science associate professor Ambareen Siraj spent the past year organizing the nation’s first Women in Cybersecurity conference, funded by the National Science Foundation. Her plan to host 100 people in Nashville grew and grew until the list of attendees more than tripled.
Develop your artistic side at TTU's Center for Craft this summer
Spend a week, part of a week or weekend developing or improving your artistic side at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech University.
The Center for Craft’s summer workshop series will begin May 16 and run through the beginning of August. This year, workshop attendees will be able to not only pick the medium they want to explore, but also the tone of their exploration with workshop themes.
“Center for Craft workshops give our guests a number of opportunities to discover unique expressions as they forge new pathways within the arts and crafts,” said Center for Craft director Jeffrey Adams. “Our workshops offer a wide range of possibilities to be explores for the beginner and advanced artisan. Our studios and stunning grounds serve as both inspiration and as a point of departure for your journey.”
Workshops will be held in each of the five studios – wood, clay, fibers, glass and metals. For the first time, there will be half-week workshops for those seeking to explore their artistic sides for longer than a weekend but who are unable to commit to a full week. The courses begin Wednesday evening and end Sunday afternoon.
All-time best: Combined 14-team GPA tops 3.0 for 11th consecutive semester
Talk about a winning streak, this one dates back five years without a blemish. To top it off, the latest "win" also shatters records.
For the 11th consecutive semester – every semester since spring 2009 –Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes have teamed up to top 3.0 for their combined grade point average (GPA). Golden Eagle student-athletes from 14 teams combined to post a 3.293 GPA for the 2014 Spring semester, the highest semester in school history.
Six home games, several long-running rivalries highlight 2014 Tech football schedule
Renewing a heated regional rivalry after eight years, two non-conference games against teams from the tough Missouri Valley Football Conference, another Thursday night opener in Tucker Stadium and a typically challenging eight-game Ohio Valley Conference slate await the Tennessee Tech football team in 2014.
The 12-game Golden Eagle football schedule was announced this week by head coach Watson Brown and TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson.