Chattanooga Engineers Club

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  • 19 Feb 2019 9:01 AM | Paul Snyder (Administrator)

    Yesterday was President’s Day, and hopefully we’ve reflected on some of those who called us to the best and highest as a nation. Today I’d like to honor a past-president of the Chattanooga Engineers Club who has spoken into the coming years to come in a surprising way.

    Almeda Frazier was a long-term member of the Engineers Club though not herself an engineer. She took a turn at being our president in 1981. But Almeda worked for TVA, with engineers, and had a deep appreciation for all that engineers bring to the world. A few of us remember her personally--particularly her enthusiasm and encouragement. Almeda and her husband Earl Lee, of Soddy Daisy, TN, had no children. But club officers tell me that she never passed up a chance to contribute to the scholarship fund which we have raised in a small way for a long time.

    Almeda Frazier died in November of 2012, and Earl Lee followed her in death in October of 2015. Sometime later the Engineers Club learned that, while Almeda had been generous in her support during her lifetime, she & Earl Lee also chose to allow us to continue her passion for engineering by managing a substantial bequest from their estate to be used for scholarships and in support of engineering education. It's taken quite a while for the estate to be settled and then some time for the Engineers Club leadership team to decide how to best allocate this resource, but we're pleased to make that public today.

    In keeping with the Fraziers’ will, our objective is to assist local engineering education and local engineering students.

    First, we will be annually contributing $10,000 to each of Chattanooga State and UTC for them to administer as scholarships within their respective organizations.

    Second, we have established a scholarship program through the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga designed to help a few local students who wish to study engineering at other institutions. $10,000 per year will be awarded through that channel.

    We’ve attached a few conditions to the scholarships so that they go to students demonstrating real commitment and persistence.

    And thirdly we will be providing assistance to STEM programs such as FIRST Robotics, the Science Fair, and STEM teacher training at the high school level to enable aspiring engineering students to get an early taste of the field that we hope they will grow to love.

    Through the generosity of the Fraziers and the help of the Community Foundation, we expect to be able to sustain this entire program for about the next ten years.

    This announcement has been posted on the ChattanoogaEngineersClub.org website, and individual scholarship information will be added there as it becomes available.

  • 29 Nov 2018 10:23 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Jack W. Anderson, 93, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 25, 2018, surrounded by family.

    His obituary - https://www.chattanoogan.com/2018/11/26/380509/Anderson-Jack-W..aspx

    Funeral services will be held at Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, with Reverend Mark Davis officiating, followed by a private burial.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. 

    Honorary pallbearers include members of the Chattanooga Engineers Club and the Chattanooga Civitan Club. 

    Jack was CEC's 1974 president.

     

  • 27 Mar 2018 4:46 PM | Site Admin (Administrator)

    The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s school and community.

    The Chattanooga STEM school won the Engineering Inspiration award at the Rocket City Regional in Huntsville last Saturday, March 24. The award includes a trip to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. The school has a 30 member team and the cost to send them to Houston for the four-day competition is about $16,000, or nearly $600 per student. Many of the students are from low income families and the team is looking for donations to defray the cost.

    To contribute see the Greater Chattanooga Robotics organization website or contact Dr. Richard Manning at rpmanning@outlook.com


  • 19 Nov 2017 3:34 PM | Site Admin (Administrator)

    We apologize to those who have stopped receiving the Engineers Club newsletter over the past year as we have struggled with a web site and mailing list change.  This site represents a new start with professional support and enhanced capabilities.

    Our vision is that Engineers Club Events calendar will become your go-to place to find engineering and technical events all over the region.  We value your feedback (and patience!) as we work toward this end.  

  • 20 Sep 2017 11:09 PM | Paul Snyder (Administrator)

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