Obesity touches the lives of more than one-third of American children and teenagers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at the obesity epidemic among adolescents and one program that’s trying to help. Sarah Colby, assistant professor of nutrition at UT, will speak at noon on Friday, September 26, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
Machine learning, the science that makes it possible for devices to “think” on their own, is taking the next step forward thanks to College of Engineering professors Jeremy Holleman and Itamar Arel.
Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too.
A team of researchers at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating if lignin—a low-cost byproduct of the pulp, paper, and biofuels industries—could be useful as a battery anode in lithium-ion batteries.
The John C. Hodges Trustees have gifted the Humanities Center with $200,000—the largest single gift awarded by the trustees and largest ever to the center. The funds will go into an endowment that supports center activities for faculty and students. The Hodges Trustees are full and emeritus professors of the Department of English.
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.