Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at alternative transportation energy sources and innovations. Claus Daniel, deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will talk on “Electrification of Transportation: Cost and Opportunities.” His discussion begins at noon on Friday, September 19, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several UT students.
A graduate student who has raised awareness through his research about the abuse of pain pills among college athletes and how to address and prevent the addiction will be featured in a documentary this month.
Two graduate students are traveling the globe for research while making UT history as the university’s first recipients of National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Yanan (Nancy) Li, a doctoral candidate in geography, and Todd Pierson, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are the first UT students to receive the grant which supports students pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.
UT has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software estimated at $37 million for use in the College of Engineering.
A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today’s Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on “The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?” His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
An international research team led by assistant professor Haixuan Xu has received a US Department of Energy grant to help with work involving a key component of nuclear reactors.
Professor Hairong Qi has been named to the Gonzalez Family Endowed Professorship, making her the first woman to hold an endowed professorship in the College of Engineering.
One of UT’s most world-renowned components celebrates a milestone soon, and the public is invited to join in the fun.