Three Cook Grand Challenge Honors students, made up of Grant Kobes, Craig Wiley, and Richard Swan, finished in 11th place in Robot Skills and received the Community Award at the 2018 Vex Robotics World Championship, held April 25-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. This leaves the team ranked fifth worldwide in this year’s VEXU Skills Competition.
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Some of UT’s top engineering students gained a helping hand this year in their quest to shape the world, all thanks to someone who was once in their position.
Through the support of Joe Cook (’65 ISE) and his wife, Judy, the Joseph C. and Judith E. Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program was created to help bring new perspectives, opportunities, and practical experiences for those select students. Continue reading
The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit was held July 18-20 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Students from 115 different universities from the US, UK, and China attended the meeting. Around half of the attendees were students. Continue reading
Two of the three UT students chosen as 2017-18 Goldwater Scholarship recipients hail from the Tickle College of Engineering.
Christopher Neal, a junior in chemical and biomolecular engineering, Andrew Wintenberg a junior majoring in both electrical engineering and mathematics, were both chosen for the honor, one of the nation’s highest, most selective awards for undergraduate students.
The National Academy of Engineering began the Grand Challenge Scholars Program as a way to get top students engaged in helping to solve some of the most pressing challenges of this century.
By committing to an endowment supporting the Tickle College of Engineering’s program, UT alumnus Joe Cook and his wife, Judy, are helping to further sharpen the ability of students. Continue reading
Students in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will soon benefit from someone who has always carried a torch for his alma mater.
Joe Cook, who graduated as an industrial engineering major and a Torchbearer in 1965, and his wife, Judy, have made a significant commitment to the honors program in the college. The UT Board of Trustees approved the naming of the honors program Joseph C. and Judith E. Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program at its meeting in Chattanooga today. Continue reading
The Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program will be hiring a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for the 2017-2018 academic year to assist in the teaching of EF 157 (Fall) and EF 158 (Spring). Duties will include running recitation sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, grading homework and exam problems, and assisting with setup and cleanup of recitation activities. This is a 20-hour-per-week assistantship and carries a tuition waiver and stipend. Continue reading