UT will welcome students from nine universities from around the region to the Tickle College of Engineering for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference February 24–26.
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Dunlap Industries, which began as a UT-led idea, is still going strong after five decades.
Dunlap Industries, named for the county seat of its Sequatchie County headquarters, grew from the concept of indigenous businesses developed by the TVA and UT fifty years ago.
Students from universities and institutes around the world will soon begin arriving at UT as part of the International Lean Summer Program in the College of Engineering. Sponsored by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the program will bring almost 120 students to campus for a chance to study ways of reducing waste and increasing efficiency while partnering with students from countries around the world, beginning with an opening ceremony at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park on July 7.
If “practice makes perfect” holds true, medical and assisted living facilities could see a marked improvement thanks to a new center opening on campus. The College of Nursing and College of Engineering teamed together to come up with the HITS—Health Information Technology and Simulation—Lab, creating spaces identical to a variety of care facilities, complete with actors and manikins serving as patients.
Dean Wayne Davis has named two new department heads for the College of Engineering. John Kobza is now a professor and head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Matthew Mench is now the head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.