TNCC Professor to be Among Presenters at International Technology Conference in Hampton

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)  faculty member Michael Uenking will be among presenters at an international modeling and simulation (MODSIM) conference. Now in its fourth year, the MODSIM World Conference convenes Wednesday, October 13 through Friday, October 15 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton.

The conference is designed for the collaboration and transfer of modeling and simulation knowledge, new research, development and applied technology across public and private sectors, according to event organizers. Modeling and simulation is the proactive, hands-on approach to problem solving using the latest technology and engineering practices.

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TNCC Awarded $10,000 Grant for New Wind Turbine Technology Course

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation to explore wind turbine technology and design. TNCC was one of four Virginia colleges to receive funding from the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources. All grants were awarded to support programs in skilled craft, engineering, environmental and technical studies, business, and student-led conservation programs.

Michael Uenking, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at TNCC, said the grant will fund “Topics in Energy Technology: Wind Turbine Blade Development and Testing,” a new elective course that will incorporate Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design, and Electrical Engineering Technology, all of which directly relate to current Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives. Uenking developed the course with TNCC faculty Deborah Lichniak, Assistant Professor and Program Head of Electronics Technology; Tom Pringle, Instructor and Program Head of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design; and Julie Young, Assistant Professor and Program Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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Students Look at STEM Career Options

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HAMPTON -— Students had to return to classrooms in mid-summer, but fortunately for them, one physics project required riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

It was part of a camp designed to introduce a group of local high schoolers to career possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Career coaches from Thomas Nelson Community College’s office of outreach and recruitment, who work with students in their schools, sponsored the event this week.

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Students get first-hand look at STEM career options

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Students had to return to classrooms in mid-summer, but fortunately for them, one physics project required riding roller coasters at Busch Gardens.

It was part of a camp designed to introduce a group of local high schoolers to career possibilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Career coaches from Thomas Nelson Community College’s office of outreach and recruitment, who work with students in their schools, sponsored the event this week.

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