Research News

Science Forum to Discuss Research to Restore Urban Streams

John Schwartz

John Schwartz, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will look at the difficulties that have resulted from efforts to restore healthy ecosystems impacted by urban development at this week’s Science Forum.

Ganusov is Quest Scholar of the Week


Vitaly Ganusov, assistant professor of microbiology, recently had a paper accepted for publication in the journal PLoS Computational Biology.

Eastman Engineers Help Get Unit Ops Lab Running


The growing partnership between the College of Engineering and Eastman became a working arrangement last week—literally. A team of engineers from Eastman came from Kingsport to help install equipment and experiments in the Eastman Unit Ops Laboratory in the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building.

Paper Chase: Hu Looks to Inexpensive Material for Life-saving Technologies


Patients and health care professionals rely on portable diagnostic tests to measure blood glucose levels, monitor heart rates, and predict epileptic seizures. Ideally, these devices lower health care costs by providing convenient at-home care, but the manufacturing costs of these tools must be lowered to make them widely available. That’s why Anming Hu, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, set out to create a way to produce electronic circuitry using an inexpensive, abundant material: paper.

Experience Learning Student Spotlight: Conner McMillan


When it came time for Conner McMillan, a senior in the College of Social Work, to complete the field placement required by her major, she gravitated toward an opportunity that was a perfect fit for her love of kids, the outdoors, and being active. Her placement took her to Fall Creek Falls State Park, where she worked with a team to develop and carry out a summer camp curriculum that teaches leadership skills.

Sims is Quest Scholar of the Week


Charles Sims is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and a Faculty Fellow in the Baker Center. His research involves the management of systems that couple humans and nature and involve uncertainty, with particular emphasis on natural resources, invasive species, endangered species, and public land management.