The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the leading national venue for showcasing undergraduate research. Each year more than 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. NCUR accepted sixty-five UT students to present undergraduate posters and oral presentations for this year’s conference April 7–9 in Asheville, North Carolina.
UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
Jess Hendricks, a fellow and guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present results of the study and discuss her work at the CDC during today’s Science Forum.
Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation’s economies for a strong 2016, according to a report released today from the Center for Business and Economic Research.
The Office of Research Integrity resumes its lunchtime series “Responsible Conduct of Research” at noon Friday, January 29, in Hodges Library auditorium with a session on human subjects research and the Institutional Review Board.
Recently, Yahoo Inc. released the largest-ever web browser data set to university researchers. With 13.5 terabytes of anonymized information on the browsing and reading habits of approximately 20 million users, the move benefits both academic researchers and Yahoo.
Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there’s much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.
The next big leap in computing could be just around the corner, thanks to a project being conducted by UT’s College of Engineering and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.
Digital media and design expert Tom Scheinfeldt, managing director of the groundbreaking September 11 Digital Archive project, will speak at the Illuminations Digital Humanities Series at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 22.
In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.