Chattanooga Engineers Club

Upcoming events

    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • online

    Problem Solving through Mastery Learning


    Michael Stone, Director of Innovative Learning at Public Education Foundation

    and Kristin Burrus, Global Center for Digital Innovation Lead at STEM School Chattanooga

    Program announcement:

    As workforce needs continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing demands of the modern economy, educators are increasingly faced with the burden of preparing students to develop agile skillsets. Since 2014, a digital fabrication ecosystem of FabLabs and advanced maker spaces has emerged in Hamilton County Schools that is empowering students to learn and grow as they engage with state-of-the-art equipment (including CNC routers, 3D printers, laser cutters, micro-electronics, and traditional woodworking equipment). However, rather than focusing on learning discrete skills related to specific technologies, the teachers running these labs are using them to grow students as independent, agile problem solvers, capable of quickly learning new skills and applying them to solve new problems. No longer do we talk about “master teachers.” Instead, our teachers have evolved into master learners who model how to effectively identify, analyze, evaluate, and apply new information to solve a dynamic range of problems. This was recently evidenced when 68 teachers contributed more than 1,000 volunteer hours to create a 3D printing farm at STEM School Chattanooga  where they designed, produced, assembled and distributed more than 7,000 face shields for medical providers during the first month of the shutdown brought on COVID-19.

    Michael Stone, Director of Innovative Learning at Public Education Foundation, and Kristin Burrus, Global Center for Digital Innovation Lead at STEM School Chattanooga, will share how they led this work and how these teachers are transforming learning experiences for students through digital fabrication.


    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 2802 Bell Arbor Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406

    Chattanooga Engineers Club monthly tour at PlainView LED

    2802 Bell Arbor Ave.

    Chattanooga, TN 37406

    Joint Program with AGC East Tennessee and Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association

    PlainView Group is a Chattanooga company founded by Todd Plain consisting of two companies- Plainview Outdoor Advertising and Plainview LED. PlainView LED is the newer part of the business with sales of LED sign products and technology domestically across 10 states. These products are sold domestically as well as internationally to billboard operators and a network of sign shop distributors.

    The company had originally planned to build a facility at property located at Bonny Oaks Drive and Highway 153, but the Bell Arbor property suddenly became available.  With an existing  10,500 square foot building on 5.3 acres, in one of the city's opportunity zones, it made more sense to relocate quickly in this existing facility. It has ample office space, is ideal for assembly of both small format business digital signs as well as large format billboards, under one roof with room for expansion. 

    PlainView LED has developed its own proprietary software which allows customers to create and schedule its own content.  Customers can access the software from their mobile devices remotely. The UL approved smart module can be used in all its different product lines. Now with the new site PlainView LED is positioned for it’s share of projected industry growth.

    We will see a company positioned for growth.

    Our hosts will be Daryl Thomson-VP of Sales and Mike Baskette- Sales Manager.

    Tour groups will be limited to 20, a second group starting at 12:30 will be added if over 20.

    Social distancing protocol will be in effect. Face masks will be required. Hand sanitizer will be available

Past events

29 Jun 2020 CEC Tour - Southern Spear & Ironworks
8 Jun 2020 CEC online meeting - Essential Communication Skills During Times of Uncertainty
11 May 2020 CEC online meeting - Internal Erosion Remediation and Dam Safety
27 Apr 2020 CEC Virtual Tour - Welding Innovation & Entrepreneur
13 Apr 2020 CEC online meeting- Feasibility Study of Concussion Rehabilitation using Virtual Reality (VR)
9 Mar 2020 CEC-Monitoring and Mapping Urban Underground Infrastructure
10 Feb 2020 CEC tour - Skytec LLC
27 Jan 2020 CEC Tour- La-Z-Boy Innovation Center, Dayton TN
13 Jan 2020 CEC- TDOT Projects Update
9 Dec 2019 CEC meeting- Cornerstones, Preserving Historical Sites
11 Nov 2019 CEC meeting - Drone Application to Detect Cracks in Structures
21 Oct 2019 CANCELLED!! Tour of Southtree Digital Media
4 Oct 2019 MFGDay - Southern Champion Tray tour
4 Oct 2019 MFGDay - Roadtec tour
23 Sep 2019 CEC Tour of Brainerd High School
9 Sep 2019 CEC meeting- Chattanooga's Big Dig Project
26 Aug 2019 CEC Tour, Mon Aug 26- Control Room of Wasterwater Treatment Plant
12 Aug 2019 CEC meeting- Assistive Technology
22 Jul 2019 CEC Tour - M&M Industries
8 Jul 2019 CEC meeting- Utilizing Blockchain Technology in E-presciption and Drug Monitoring Service
19 Jun 2019 Lunch and Learn Overview of the Benefits and Methods of Lean Six Sigma
27 May 2019 CEC- no Tour on Memorial Day
13 May 2019 CEC meeting- ChSCC Engineering System Technology track
22 Apr 2019 CEC TOUR- United Enertech
8 Apr 2019 CEC/SWE meeting - ACE Mentor Program and BRIC Awards
25 Mar 2019 CEC TOUR of Erlanger Energy center, Mon Mar 25, 11:30a
11 Feb 2019 A New Engineering School - Bryan College
21 Jan 2019 CEC TOUR- Ardent Mills Factory, Mon Jan 21 at noon
7 Jan 2019 CEC meeting- Full Depth Reclamation on Asphalt Pavements
10 Dec 2018 CEC/ASME- Interpreting Centrifugal Pump Performance Curves
3 Dec 2018 CEC- no meeting today
26 Nov 2018 CEC- no meeting today
19 Nov 2018 CEC- no meeting today
12 Nov 2018 CEC- TAWC Project with Kurt Stafford
5 Nov 2018 CEC- no meeting today
29 Oct 2018 CEC- no meeting today
22 Oct 2018 CEC meeting- Coming Soon To A Watershed Near You!
8 Oct 2018 CEC- no Engineers Club meeting today
1 Oct 2018 CEC- no meeting today
24 Sep 2018 CEC TOUR- Chattanooga Prep
10 Sep 2018 CEC meeting- Manufacture & Engineering of Flour Products
3 Sep 2018 Labor Day - no meetings
27 Aug 2018 CEC TOUR- Chickamauga Lock- reservations closed **see safety requirements**
13 Aug 2018 CEC meeting- TDOT Projects Update (at VW, RSVP)
6 Aug 2018 CEC- no meeting today
30 Jul 2018 CEC- no meeting today
23 Jul 2018 CEC TOUR - Branch Technology (New Location)
9 Jul 2018 CEC Meeting - The Evolution of Environmental Engineering in the Military
25 Jun 2018 CEC TOUR - Sim Center
18 Jun 2018 CEC- no meeting today
11 Jun 2018 CEC meeting- Engineering Ethics in Action
4 Jun 2018 CEC- no meeting today
28 May 2018 Memorial Day - no events
21 May 2018 CEC- no meeting today
14 May 2018 CEC meeting- HCDE Future Ready Institute
7 May 2018 CEC- no Engineers Club meeting today
30 Apr 2018 CEC- no Engineers Club meeting today
23 Apr 2018 CEC TOUR- Mon, Apr 23 at noon, TJ Snow
16 Apr 2018 CEC- no meeting today
9 Apr 2018 CEC- Erlanger Energy Plant, Ben Edgar & John Loetscher
2 Apr 2018 CEC- no meeting today
26 Mar 2018 CEC Tour - Victory Sign Industries
19 Mar 2018 CEC- no meeting
12 Mar 2018 Chattanooga Green Prix
26 Feb 2018 CEC TOUR at 12:30pm- Tennessee Rand [RSVP for lunch]
19 Feb 2018 National Engineers Week Luncheon with Tom Kline [RSVP]
12 Feb 2018 CEC- Murray County Inland Port, Illya Copeland
5 Feb 2018 CEC- no meeting
29 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
15 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
8 Jan 2018 CEC+ChaTech+IEEE- International Maritime Security Associates
1 Jan 2018 CEC- no meeting
11 Dec 2017 CEC- Reflect & Anticipate, Club results & resolve
6 Dec 2017 CEC- Joint meeting with ASHRAE [RSVP for Lunch]
4 Dec 2017 CEC- no meeting Monday, see Wednesday
13 Nov 2017 CEC meeting- Silicon Metal Production for Photovoltaics, Johan Grobbelaar
7 Nov 2017 CEC- Officers meeting
23 Oct 2017 CEC- TOUR at Woodbridge Foam [Registration requested]
9 Oct 2017 CEC meeting- NW GA Bikeway & Pedestrian Routes, Terry Reynolds,
2 Oct 2017 CEC meeting- STEP-UP Chattanooga, Dr. Jeff Rector
25 Sep 2017 CEC meeting- Redesign of Historic East Lake Park, Mo Minkara & David Mason
11 Sep 2017 CEC- 3D Printing for Reactor Refueling Training, Robert Temple, Westinghouse
4 Sep 2017 LABOR DAY - no meeting
28 Aug 2017 TOUR: Davron Technologies, Inc., Ron Speicher, Chairman & CEO, and Stephen Snyder, Mechanical Engineer
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