A car the size of a shoebox powered by a hydrogen-air fuel cell has brought national recognition for a group of engineering students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. UTC bested Ohio State, UC-Berkley, Michigan and Virginia Tech at the 2013 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E Car Competition. It is the second consecutive year UTC earned a spot at the national competition.
Gerontology Chair Honors Gregg
The Vicky B. Gregg Chair of Gerontology in the UTC School of Nursing (SON) has been established with a $1.5 million gift from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation to honor the distinguished career of the organization’s retired chief executive officer and current UT trustee. A Health Resources and Services Administration award and grant also are underway in UTC SON to prepare nurses to take the lead in collaborative health care, particularly for older patients.
Top Canadian Runner
Lanni Marchant has put in a lot of miles since she graduated from UTC in 2007. The former student-athlete is now one of Canada’s top distance runners—she recently broke the Canadian women’s marathon record. Marchant strives for a healthy body image and insisted the editors of Canadian Running not airbrush photos in a feature story about her.
Best for Veterans
UTC was named among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News and World Report. Selection was based on participation in federal initiatives designed to help veterans and active service members apply, fund and complete their degrees. UTC offers veterans a streamlined process for admission and the support of a student veterans’ organization.