On Friday, April 20th, the inaugural CECS Technology Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Tennessee and Chattanooga Rooms of the UTC University Center, located at 642 East 5thStreet. Admission is free to this event which will showcase innovative undergraduate and graduate student and faculty research projects conducted across multiple disciplines including engineering, engineering technology management and computer science. The projects will be judged by a panel of external experts, and awards will be presented in the various project categories. Students at all educational levels, educators, business and industry representatives, entrepreneurs and the general public are all welcome.
The day’s events will kick-off with a presentation by Dr. Peter Fuhr, featured speaker, and will conclude with the announcement of awards. Dr. Fuhr is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory serving in the capacity as the Technology Director for the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research Laboratory and Director of Grid Security.
Sponsorships of the various components of the CECS Technology Symposium are available with advertisement opportunities for companies and individuals provided. For more information on the Technology Symposium contact Assistant Dean of the College and Guerry Professor of Computer Science Dr. Li Yang. Sponsorship information is available by contacting Mr. Phil Bonfiglio, the College’s Development Officer, at (423) 425- 5940 or Phil-Bonfiglio@utc.edu.
Dr. Peter Fuhr has been involved in industrial wireless, sensors, and secure systems for more years than he cares to state as a NASA space optical physicist, university professor, serial entrepreneur, and a Dept of Energy National laboratory researcher. Peter serves as the Director of the International Society for Automation (ISA) Test and Measurement Division (1500+ members), is the co-founder and past Chairman of the Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance, and co-chairs the Secure Infrastructure Controls Society. Dr. Fuhr has authored and delivered hundreds of technical journal and conference publications/presentations. His pioneering work in networked sensor systems for structures earned him the Presidential Award for Excellence in Research. Segments of his research activities are featured in the SPIE Milestone Series on Fiber Optics. Dr. Fuhr is a Distinguished Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory serving in the capacity as the Technology Director for the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research Laboratory and Director of Grid Security. In addition, Peter is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee with an affiliated appointment within the University’s Bredesen Center.