October 2015 Technical Society Programs

05 Oct


On October 5, 2015. Guru Venkatesan will talk about “The U.T. Tech Carnivol.”

Students with a penchant for tinkering have an opportunity to shine thanks toTech Carnivol, a new event to be held during Engineer’s Day on October 22.
Tech Carnivol is an engineering festival designed and organized by UT students to help spotlight STEM education and its impact beyond engineering. It will feature competitions in robotics, business, coding, and computer security, and is open to all UT students as well as area high school students. The event will be “a Bonnaroo for science and engineering, with all sorts of fascinating and engaging events happening around you.”
Guru Venkatesan is a graduate research assistant in biomedical engineering and Tech Carnivol president.
Andy Sarles, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and faculty advisor to Tech Carnivol said the goal is to bring together and engage students from various schools and colleges in a fun-filled series of science- and engineering-related competitions. The festival will serve as a platform to the young and talented brains to showcase their skills while also serving to inspire and motivate high school students to hone in on their own education interests.

After the U.T. Tech Carnivol presentation there will be a member discussion to plan for 2016.

October 12: Columbus Day – no meeting.

October 19: Kasey Krouse “The Knoxville Urban Forestry Program”.

People come from around the world each year to visit the forests of East Tennessee. These forests are known for species diversification and brilliant tree specimens. The trees of East Tennessee help identify the region as thriving in natural resources and rich from the benefits those trees provide. East Tennessee is where northern deciduous forests meet the southern temperate forests, and various precipitation patterns occur over a range of altitudes which makes the City of Knoxville a perfect environmental canvas for a distinguishing urban forest.  The city of Knoxville is making a serious effort to implement an urban forrest and this is an opportunity to learn about it.

On October 26 we will meet one of the Technical Society Ferris scholarship recipients. Dean of the College of Engineering Dr. Wayne Davis will introduce Ferris Scholarship recipient Stephanie Steren-Rutta.


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