Labor Availability in Tennessee

By George Aslinger, UT CIS Solutions Consultant I recently read an article titled, "Opinion: How COVID Inspired a New Generation of Entrepreneurs", and it got me thinking about Tennessee's workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor…

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Student Projects

By Bill Hicks, UT CIS Solutions Consultant Our Center works closely with the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville to bring solutions to our clients’ problems. One of the ways that we do so is by…

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What Makes a Good Pretreatment Program?

By Dr. Larry Moore, UT CIS Consultant A good pretreatment program is one that protects the city’s wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) from the wide array of pollutants that can be discharged in…

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The Power of Lean Six Sigma

By Greg Ford, UT CIS Manufacturing Consultant Resource Background Today’s companies are looking for ways to continuously improve their products and services.  The complexity of today’s business world and the need to meet and/or…

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Grit – Where Passion and Perseverance Meet to Predict Success

By Martha Kelley, Adapted from the book, Grit, by Angela Duckworth Transport yourself to the campus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Admission to West Point is arguably tougher than even the most selective…

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PTAC SBIR/STTR Programs Summit

By Jutta Bangs, PTAC Counselor The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) recently offered a conference on expanding research capacities through university partnerships. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and…

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