A UT study on how trees affect water runoff in urban areas is fully under way, thanks in part to students at West High School in Knoxville.
For most kids, summer means a break from structured learning. But for a group of middle- and high school students, summer is the perfect time to learn all about robotics, design, and computing.
The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.
R. J. Hinde, who has been an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than seven years, has been appointed the new vice provost for academic affairs. He will begin his new role on August 1.
The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children’s lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the “Games for Health Journal” suggests that active video games may actually be a source of moderate or intense physical activity in children five to eight years old.
In honor of the new exhibit, Through the Lens: Botanical Photography of Alan S. Heilman, UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host “Beauty of the Macro World,” an illustrated presentation by local nature photographer Kendall Chiles, at 3:00 p.m. on June 14.
The spring 2015 dean’s list has been posted online. The list is searchable by last name, city, county (Tennessee only), and state.
Fifteen students—including aspiring biomedical engineers, public servants, and linguists—have been named as the 2015 class of Haslam Scholars. The incoming class includes ten students from Tennessee and one each from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, and Georgia.
An ASM International Materials Camp supported by UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and scientists at CNS Y-12 National Security Complex is giving local students the chance to study debris from the space shuttle Columbia, with an eye on improving materials used in space flight.
World-renowned neuroscientist Subimal Datta joined the faculty this spring. He comes to UT from the Boston University School of Medicine, where he was a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and behavioral neuroscience and director for the Sleep and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Laboratory.