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McMinnville native honored by Tech
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A week-long engineering celebration will end Thursday with a career fair and recognition of notable professional engineers at Tennessee Tech University.Tennessee Tech’s College of Engineering will mark Engineers Week this Monday thru Thursday with competitions and exhibitions on campus, including an egg launch and cardboard canoe races. “The point of Engineers Week is to bring attention to the great things engineers have done,” said Joseph J. Rencis, dean of the College of Engineering. “Engineering is about solving technological and social problems to make the world a better place for us to live.”At an engineering banquet on Thursday night, Tech will honor David C. Bond of Tullahoma and John A. Gordon of Cookeville as Engineers of Distinction.A native of McMinnville, Bond graduated from Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in 1971 and earned a master’s degree at Tech in 1971, both in electrical engineering.