The Chattanooga Engineers Club was established to promote the exchange of ideas and to learn about current developments and trends in science engineering and technology. The decades since our founding
have brought many new and better paths of communication--this web site as just one illustration!
Throughout 2017 the Executive team has wrestled with the question of how to preserve our heritage but also stay relevant to the times. Our present view of the value we can bring in our community centers on the following:
1. Engage MS & HS students to consider Engineering careers through STEM activities, by connecting with school guidance counselors, and facilitating business open-houses or internships.
2. Offer members Professional Development Hours (PDH's) through speakers and presentations.
3. Expose engineers to work places, innovation centers, educational institutions, etc. by holding Tours.
4. Advise/consult/interact professionally by building relationships that find synergy.
Other Engineers Club Involvement and Support
Here are some of the other activities in which the Engineers Club is a major supporter and participant:
E-week - National Engineers Week is an annual event to raise public awareness of engineers and the work they do. The Club is an active participant in the local Engineers Week event, which includes sharing engineering experiences with K-12 students in schools, at the museums, in mall exhibits, and in events such as Mathcounts and the Science Olympiad. In addition to these events there is a kick-off luncheon and an awards banquet, both of which are open to the public. To plug-in check out this DiscoverE site.
MathCounts- This is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that promotes middle school enthusiasm for and achievement in mathematics through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The Chattanooga Chapter of MathCounts holds annual competitions during the celebration of E-week.
Science Fair- The Engineers Club is a major supporter of the Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The Fair highlights and rewards scientific talent through student exhibits and demonstrations. In particular, it allows high school students to gain experience in science and engineering and it stimulates their interest in scientific investigation beyond that covered in the classroom.
Chattanooga Robotics- The Engineers Club supports robotics for students of all ages. Through these programs, students gain practical experience in teamwork, problem solving, personal and time management, as well as technical skills in computer programming, construction, electrical and mechanical engineering, measurement and goal-setting.
The FIRST Lego League is a competition for students in the age range of 9 to 14. We support teams from the greater Chattanooga area by volunteering at competitions and providing financial support.
The FIRST Robotics Competition is for high school students. The Club provides mentors for the local teams and volunteers for regional competitions.
Scholarships - The Club provides scholarships to Chattanooga State Community College and UTC students who are majoring in engineering, science, math, or computer science.
Community Projects- The Chattanooga Engineers Club also participates in community projects that require engineering/technical expertise and support. Some of the project it has undertaken or in which it has played a role include:
The Club was involved in helping to establish an engineering school at UTC and the eventual creation of the current College of EngineeringRead more about our Club History or view our Past Program List
The Club also conducted studies and became an advocate for the creation of a vocational community college that eventually became the Chattanooga State Community College
The Engineers Club participated in the long but eventually successful efforts to gain approval for the construction of an engineering school building on the UTC campus.
The Club conducted a study to assess the impact of a city proposal to end the one-way traffic flow in several downtown traffic arteries.
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