The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. He is conducting the research with a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UTSI welcomed a group of students from Franklin County High School for a day learning about STEM education.
The Washington Post quoted Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, in a story exploring the changing ethnic and racial diversity in the United States.
The New York Times recently interviewed Barry Bruce, professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, for a story about the genetic tinkering of plants as a way to address hunger globally.
A UT research time as solved a crucial riddle in green energy, overcoming the higher cost associated with first converting to that form of power thanks to a 50-fold improvement in catalyst activity.
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
Southeastern Transportation Center director Stephen Richards recently spoke with several media outlets about the fatal school bus crash in Chattanooga.
David Icove recently discussed the wave of wildfires and the motivation behind arsonists with the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Derek Alderman, head of the UT Department of Geography, and Kurt Butefish, coordinator of the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, wrote an opinion editorial for the Knoxville News Sentinel about the importance of geography in state social studies curriculum as officials seek to revise the standards. They noted that geography is increasingly becoming a smaller part of the curriculum–which is a disadvantage to K-12 students.
A joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory research project involving supercomputer simulations has played a key role in discovering a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance.