Education

11:12am

Fri December 6, 2013
Education

Chattanooga Magnet School Addresses City's Chronic Need for More Engineers, Scientists

STEM School Chattanooga's logo.
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In the first of two stories on local grade schools with innovative approaches to learning, WUTC's Richard Winham talks to Tracey Carisch about the STEM School Chattanooga, a magnet school that focuses less on facts and information, and more on problem solving and collaboration.

Chattanooga's STEM Innovation Hub is hosting an Hour of Code event December 14th at the Chattanooga Library.  More information is here.

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5:46pm

Wed December 4, 2013
Education

Need A Career Change? Project Inspire Offers Teaching Opportunities

In this interview, WUTC’s Mark Colbert speaks with Mark Neil, director of Project Inspire, a program designed to quickly train new science and math teachers and put them into Hamilton County classrooms.

Project Inspire has recruitment events coming up on December 17th and 19th.

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3:54pm

Fri November 8, 2013
Education

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's ROTC Forms Partnership With Cherokee Students

The ROTC program at UTC has formed a partnership with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina.  UTC has established an internship program for graduates from the Cherokee school, and athletes from the school are being encouraged to try out for UTC’s football program.  WUTC’s Richard Winham speaks to Major Robert Ricks from UTC and Lynne Harlan, a public relations coordinator with the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

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4:19pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Education

UTC Offers Degree Completion in Cyberspace

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is now offering the UTC Achieve Degree.  The program is designed for working adults who already have two years' worth of college credit.  Through online courses, students can earn a Bachelor of Integrated Studies degree.  The admissions deadline is November 1st.  

11:29am

Mon August 12, 2013
Education

Mentors, High School Students Sought for Architecture, Construction & Engineering Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Chattanooga, Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia connects high school students with architects, engineers and other professionals in the construction industry.  Students who participate in the program work on design teams, learn real-world skills and get the opportunity to win scholarships. 

9:57am

Mon August 12, 2013
Technology

Showcase Highlights Security Concerns and Business Computing

Credit InfoSystems

The focus for this year's Technology Convergence Showcase is security with the keynote speaker presentation  Solving the Security Strategy Puzzle at noon on August 14th in the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

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4:08pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Education

New Public Service Awareness Campaign Helps Kids, Parents Discuss Bullying and Cyberbullying

Project Anti-Bully has developed a social media campaign to help kids and parents talk about bullying.  The campaign is called It’s Not Physical  It’s Personal.

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4:31pm

Fri August 2, 2013
Education

Federal Deficit Reduction Efforts Could Eliminate 1,200 Tennessee Children From Head Start

Head Start programs help disadvantaged children prepare for early education in primary school.  But due to federal sequestration efforts, many local kids  will not be able to attend Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  WUTC's Mark Colbert has this report.

11:18am

Thu August 1, 2013
Education

UTC Program More Than Doubles The Graduation Rate For Some At-Risk Students

"At-risk" students are the kids most likely (not) to succeed. They are the first person in their family to attend university. They typically come from low-income single parent homes and, as if that wasn't enough, they often suffer from a physical, emotional, or intellectual disability. The transition from high school to college is tough for any 18 year-old, but for these young men and women the obstacles are often insurmountable. Lucky--very, very lucky--are those who manage to secure a place in Shirl Gholston's Student Support Services.

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9:58am

Thu August 1, 2013
Education

SimCenter Provides NASA Curriculum to Girls Inc. Campers

Samantha Bautista holding her robotic hand. The girls learned the fundamentals behind designing a robotic hand and were able to build these models to move each finger independently and by finger joints.
Credit Girls Inc

10:17am

Tue July 23, 2013
Education

Parents Going Back to School for PTA Leadership Training

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The Tennessee Parent Teacher Association is hosting a Summer Leadership Training session in Chattanooga on Wednesday, July 24th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Tommie Brown International Academy

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3:45pm

Tue July 16, 2013
Education

Demolished Poss Homes Could Be Site For New Howard High School Track & Field Stadium

A group called Friends Of Howard High School is working with local and state officials to garner support for a new school stadium. The facility could be used for band, football, track and field activities and could be an enhancement to Chattanooga's Southside.

9:58am

Thu June 6, 2013
Lunch Date

Calling All Engineers

The Chattanooga Engineers Club meets for lunch each week to share information across engineering disciplines. 

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5:00pm

Thu May 30, 2013
Future Of Higher Ed?

Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 6:01 pm

The University of Tennessee became one of 10 state university systems teaming up with Coursera, a for-profit tech company.
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From New Mexico to New York, 10 state university systems have announced they are joining the ranks of elite institutions embracing the massive open online course, or MOOC, system.

On Thursday, they unveiled a landmark partnership with Coursera, a for-profit tech company with 3.5 million registered students. It's the biggest effort to catapult degree-granting institutions into the world of global education.

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4:08pm

Mon March 4, 2013
UTC News

Meet New UTC Chancellor Steve Angle

On Friday, Dr. Steve Angle was officially named as UTC's new chancellor.
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Dr. Steve Angle sat down with Cindy Carroll, Assistant Director, University Relations and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller for an in-depth interview.  Dr. Angle was recently selected as the new chancellor of the University Of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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