The TranSCEnd summer bridge program sailed cool new waters for 2021. For the first few years, this cohort worked on the construction of a solar-powered water heater. This year, they designed and built a floating water intake system, taking inspiration from Central American river communities.
TranSCEnD Program Takes a River Cruise for 2021
Chris Wetteland Goes West
Associate Professor Chris Wetteland, known for his positive energy and outgoing nature, has accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory beginning in 2021.
TranSCEnD Helps Transfer Students Warm Up to Engineering
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.
Million-Dollar Idea Helps Fulfill Tennessee Promise
“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.”