The students on the UTC-Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics Team achieved prestigious recognition for their performance at the 2014 IEEE SoutheEastCon Hardware Competition held in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the second time UTC has sent a team to the competition, which required participants to design a robot that shoots a projective from various distances to emulate the playing and shooting dynamics of basketball.

The Office of Equity and Diversity assisted in funding the trip for the students in the engineering program. It is the goal of OED to help students experience diverse opportunities while representing the university in an exemplary fashion.