Associate Professor Chris Wetteland, known for his positive energy and outgoing nature, has accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning in 2021.
The TranSCEnD team of mentors and students built a functioning solar-powered water heater from the ground up, a project that encompasses as many areas of engineering as possible.
The college hosted a camp for STEM Scouts from Lanier Elementary School and Karns Middle School, giving them exposure to engineering concepts and tools.
MSE senior lecturer Chris Wetteland traveled around the southeast this summer presenting advanced manufacturing capabilities to high school and middle school students as part of the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program.
“Transfer students face a unique set of challenges compared to traditional students,” said Materials Science and Engineering Professor David Keffer, leader on the project. “We sought to develop a program, based on input from many directions, to create an experience for transfer students which addresses well-identified academic and social obstacles to successful completion of their degree.”
A group of students from multiple engineering departments worked together on a senior design project to build donation boxes for Friends of the Smokies.