UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT, recently held two Family Engineering Nights at Lake City Elementary School and Green Magnet Academy. The events connected about 400 students and their families to engineering exhibits which included solar cars, paper helicopters and homemade circuits.
East Tennessee communities are expected to grow 43 percent in the next three decades, which will likely impact the region’s water sources. UT’s Landscape Architecture Program has created a guide that will help counties address these challenges.
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity has nominated the College of Business Administration for Tennessee’s Best Excellence in Partnership Award. The college is one of nine Habitat partners in East Tennessee to be nominated for the award and one of sixteen partners to be recognized overall. Award winners will be announced at the Governor’s Housing Summit Oct.7 and 8 in Nashville.
This year’s Campus Chest campaign is under way, and UT employees are encouraged to donate to various charitable organizations in East Tennessee. After exceeding last year’s goal of $605,000 by $15,000, the campaign challenges UT employees to band together and raise $610,000 by November 1.
Before heading into Neyland Stadium to watch the Vols vs. South Alabama football game on Saturday, fans are invited to the Pregame Showcase to learn how faculty and students are exploring the causes, contexts, and consequences of contemporary crises. Tricia Hepner, associate professor of anthropology and co-director of the college’s new Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights program, will present “Anthropology as a Tool for Improving the Human Condition.”
Constitution Day is tomorrow, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate with a Constitution signing event and a panel discussion on the Fourth Amendment and the issues of privacy, security, and transparency. Free and open to the public, the panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at Baker Center.
UT students return to campus this week to the opening of two new academic facilities—the John D. Tickle Engineering Building and the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center. It’s been sixty-four years since two all-new academic facilities greeted students for a new school year.
The UT Police Department has its first-ever police dogs—two Belgian Malinois that are trained to detect explosives.
Fifty drinking straws, one roll of masking tape, a pair of scissors and a ruler. That’s all the rising high-school students participating in the Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders program at the College of Engineering were given on Monday. The Knoxville News Sentinel attended the project which is just one of the many interactive projects
Students from Austin-East and Fulton High Schools this month studied cancer genetic markers; science, technology, engineering, and math education; and written and verbal communications as part of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute. The weeklong residential program, taught by UT faculty, invited 130 rising juniors and seniors to experience what it was like to live, eat, and attend classes on a college campus.