Chattanooga Engineers Club

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  • 5 Feb 2020 8:09 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    The 2020 MATHCOUNTS Chattanooga Competition is scheduled for Saturday February 8th.  This year the competition will be held at the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA).  Signs will guide you to the testing location from the main entrance of the school.  The address is:

                    Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

                    1802 Bailey Avenue,

                    Chattanooga, TN 37404

    The competition schedule will be as follow: 

    • Registration will start at 8:30 AM.
    • The competition will begin at 9:00 AM.
    • The speed round will begin after lunch at 11:30 PM, and awards will be presented following that competition (All are welcome to attend this exciting portion of the event).
    • The competition should conclude at 12:30 PM.
    TSPE is the sponsor of this annual event, Chattanooga E Week appreciate Jeff Parris coordination for many years.  Please contact Jeff if you wish to volunteer.  All E Week events details are available at the Chattanooga Engineers Week site (

  • 27 Jan 2020 7:02 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    TN Valley Robotics Squared Away Tournament was held on January 18 at Volkswagen Chattanooga Conference Center with more than 40 teams / 500 students participating.

    Award recipients:

    Elementary School Excellence Award - Farragut Fleet

    Middle School Excellence Award - CSLA Eaglets

    Teamwork Champions - Bacon & Eggs; CSLA Eaglets

    Teamwork 2nd Place - CSLA RoboMechanics; CSLA Cyber Eagles

    Robot Skill Champion - CSLA Eagles

    Robot Skill 2nd Place - CSLA RoboMechanics

    Design Award - CSLA RoboMechanics

    Teams will compete at the state level in Brentwood, Tennessee.  The state champion will go to the world competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • 24 Jan 2020 6:54 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Thanks to all the partner organizations, ASCE, ASME, CRMA, AGC, IEEE, CEC, TSPE, SWE ...E Week 2020 will again celebrate Chattanooga region's engineers and engineering achievements.

    Chattanooga area engineers have been celebrating Engineers Week (or E-Week at it is generally termed) since the event was established in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. It is celebrated throughout the country by some 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. In 1960 the Chattanooga Engineers Club officially recognized E-week by bestowing the awards of “Engineer of the Year” and “Engineer of the Decade”. These were intended to honer local engineers for their unselfish devotion to public service. Since then, the Club expanded the scope to include “People to People”, “Young Engineer of the Year” and “Technician of the Year” awards. These awards are presented at the annual Awards Banquet that includes a presentation by a prominent speaker on timely topics relevant to the engineering and technical community.

    Please volunteer at various STEM activities supported by Chattanooga E Week and attend E Week Kickoff Luncheon on Feb 17 at UTC, and E Week Award Banquet on Feb 20 at the Downtown Marriott.

  • 31 Dec 2019 12:00 PM | Paul Snyder (Administrator)

    Many thanks to Al Curtis for serving as the Engineers Club President in 2019 !!

    Attached find his summary of the year and ending thoughts. (Past Presidents continue to serve on the leadership team.)

    2019 Chattanooga Engineers Club Year End Report Final.pdf

  • 19 Nov 2019 3:38 PM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    CEC will join the Society of Women Engineers, Chattanooga Area Section, at their Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, including wine tasting, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction items, and opportunities to win prizes. Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for women in engineering and engineering technology at Chattanooga State Community College and at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Date and Time

    Fri, December 6, 2019

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


    The Edney Innovation Center - 5th Floor

    1100 Market Street

    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    $30 for one, $50 for couple

    must purchase tickets in advance!

  • 12 Nov 2019 11:28 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    Harry Hawkins, past president (2015), presented Grady Stout, PE, Engineering Manager of Tennessee American Water as our nominee for 2020 president.  Mr. Stout joined Tennessee American in 2013, earned is PE license in 2015.  He graduated from Tennessee Technology University with a BS in Civil Engineering.  He will serve as a member of our programming committee immediately.

  • 29 Oct 2019 8:46 AM | Lulu Copeland (Administrator)

    President Al Curtis appointed three past presidents to the nomination committee.  Lulu Copeland, Harry Hawkins, and Julie Alcantara are serving as members of our 2019 nomination committee. They  will announce their nominations for 2020 officers and committee members at the November 11 meeting.

  • 10 Sep 2019 1:00 PM | Paul Snyder (Administrator)

    The Engineers Club will begin to offer Corporate Memberships for 2020 as follows: 

    (Compare to $50/yr for an Individual)

    Up to 5 members for $200.  ($40/person)

    Up to 20 members for $600.  ($30/person)

    Up to 50 members for $1250.  ($25/person)

    The website membership process will be set to accept these payments, but any company wishing to enroll may contact an officer or email for assistance.

  • 9 Sep 2019 12:00 PM | Paul Snyder (Administrator)

    President Al Curtis announced today that over $420,000 received from the Frazier estate has been placed with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.  As explained last spring in E-week, Chatt State and UTC will each receive $10,000 per year to distribute through their own engineering scholarship processes, and CFGC will award another $10,000 per year to local engineering students who apply through them and meet the criteria established by the Engineers Club.  Initial awards apply to the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • 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 website, and individual scholarship information will be added there as it becomes available.

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