2014 TTU Alumni Golden Eagle Lovebirds Contest
Did you meet on campus or while you were both attending Tech? Tell us your Golden Eagle Lovebirds story for a chance to win!
At almost every event, we hear stories from alumni who first met in college and then chose to spend their lives together. Now, the TTU Alumni Association would like to recognize these special couples.
Tell us your Golden Eagle Lovebirds story, and you could receive a Valentine's Date Night Gift Basket from the TTU Alumni Association!
TTU professor wins Guinness record for tuba collection
R. Winston Morris has been teaching the tuba at Tennessee Tech University for nearly half a century. For almost all of that time, he has also been collecting tubas.
Over the years, Morris has acquired more than 2,000 tuba figurines, statues, sculptures and paintings. The Guinness Book of World Records noticed, and recently gave him the title for “largest collection of tuba-related items.”
TTU sports management master's enrollment exceeds expectations
There has been an online sport management master’s degree program at Tennessee Tech University for less than a year, and already enrollment numbers are exceeding expectations.
The program is designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers in sport management, including administration, marketing and facilities operations.
TTU chemical engineering students test entrepreneurial talents
There are other ways to cool a can of soda than with a refrigerator or ice in a glass. Freshmen chemical engineering students set out to find a few of them.
After their designs were built and tested, the students in the chemical engineering department’s university experience course tried to sell them to a couple of Cookeville’s “serial entrepreneurs.”
“The campus is going to try to institute minors that have entrepreneurship in them; this is our pilot run,” said Holly Stretz, associate professor of chemical engineering and course instructor. “A renaissance engineer isn’t just supposed to get a job and do well. They’re supposed to create jobs. We have to get our students thinking about that early.”
TTU students move to finals in top fine craft competition
Glass vases and woven pillows by Tennessee Tech University seniors Sam Meketon and Jessica Hagar, respectively, are in the running for awards from one of North America’s top fine craft competitions.
TTU ranks no. 9 in nation's "A-List" universities
Tennessee Tech University ranks ninth as a Top 25 "A-List" school and second in the South, according to the new ranking system from CollegeAtlas.org that highlights schools with exceptional affordability, accessibility and academic quality.
Chinyere Mbachu awarded prestigious Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship
It's been a long time coming, but four years' worth of hard work has paid off for Chinyere Mbachu, a Ph.D. chemical engineering student at Tennessee Technological University. Mbachu is the recipient of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship of up to $50,000 grant, on the basis of her work with modeling of a reactor under laminar regime for the production of biodiesel.
TTU concerts now streamed live online
Tennessee Tech University is the first public university, and the third in the state, to offer a live streamed broadcast of most of its concerts online.
Currently, students and faculty members can choose to have their concerts streamed and anyone with access to the Internet can tune into www.tntech.edu/music/live to watch the performance.
TTU civil, mechanical faculty explore technology to monitor bridge performance
It's a well-known fact that America's infrastructure of roads, bridges, rail lines and electrical grids have been given a C-minus or D-plus rating by monitoring agencies. In light of that, a pair of assistant professors in Tennessee Tech University's College of Engineering are working on technology that could provide a partial solution to this crisis.
Tennessee Tech ROTC Program to stay open
The U.S. Army has suspended the closure of Tennessee Tech University’s ROTC program and 12 other schools nationwide.
“The best part about this announcement is that our ROTC students who desire to serve and lead have the opportunity to stay at Tennessee Tech,” said TTU President Phil Oldham.