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Mara LaPorte part of effort to link business, engineering

A Tennessee Tech University student from Carter County, Mara LaPorte, participated in a pilot program this spring to combine inventions developed by chemical engineering students with the knowledge of business students to create business plans.
The program was a pilot designed to teach engineering and business students how to communicate and work together in the professional world. Chemical engineering students’ ideas were judged by members of TTU’s business and engineering faculty, and the business students were judged by members of the College of Business Board of Trustees and chemical engineering professors.
LaPorte, a senior chemical engineering major from Elizabethton, worked with three other chemical engineering students to design a device to stop a nosebleed.