EPB and partners will provide home internet to low-income students at no cost

By Mary Helen Montgomery Hamilton County will become the first community in the nation to offer no-charge high-speed internet to every family with a child on free or reduced lunch. In a major step for our community, EPB announced that the 28,500 Hamilton County Schools students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive […]

Citizens come first in Chattanooga’s smart city efforts

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Mary Helen Montgomery This summer, a detective approached Austin Harris, a computer scientist at UTC, looking for help on a murder case. The detective knew that the center where Harris works — The Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) — manages about 30 cameras along MLK Blvd that they use to study urban life. […]

UNC’s Morehead-Cain Scholars study Smart City innovation in Chattanooga

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Six Morehead-Cain Scholars from UNC Chapel Hill are working with The Enterprise Center this summer to understand the impact of Smart City technologies on life in Chattanooga. The students are looking at the intersection of Smart City investments and social determinants of health — or how technology infrastructure in the places people live, work, and […]

Howard and Hixson receive Mozilla grant for biomedical science research

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Nikki Sneed Students at Hixson High School and The Howard School have been awarded a Mozilla Open Science Grant to develop biomedical science projects. The international grant was also awarded to researchers in Ghana, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany and other U.S. cities, but Hixson and Howard were the only K-12 institutions to receive […]

UTC Hosts National Machine Learning Conference in the Innovation District

Dr. Mina Sartipi stands in front of a seated crowd on Floor Five of the Edney Innovation Building with her presentation behind her

Eugenia Payne Getting the right data at the right time can mean the difference between life and death in the emergency room. Sharing how this is done—and continuing to perfect and research ways to do it better—was the inspiration behind the UTC Smart Cities Initiative’s new conference series that kicked off at The Edney in […]