The Transportation Academy, run by the Center for Transportation Research, teaches girls about transportation safety and careers in fun ways using items such as remote control cars and a driving simulator. “I’ve been having a lot of fun. This whole experience has been great,” participant Isabelle Defreese said. “I definitely want to do it again next year. I have learned a lot.”
Here is the scenario: weapons-grade uranium is being secretly stored inside Pasqua Hall, the engineering building on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus by the fictional government of Elbonia, and a terrorist organization is trying to get it and blow it up. Those are the hypothetical terms of, nuclear engineering professor and Governor’s Chair, Dr. Howard Hall’s class project, pitting one half of class against the other.
Asia Dixon, a senior in architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, wants to use her degree to make a difference in the lives of other people. Thanks to the Gensler African-American Internship and Scholarship competition, she’s now a lot closer to being able to do just that.
Twenty-three female students are wrapping up a year-long mentorship with the national Women in Cable Telecommunications organization and two of them have had the chance to work as interns at Scripps Networks Interactive. This was the first year that UT, the WICT Atlanta Chapter and the College of Communication and Information offered the mentoring program to seniors.
Recently, Head Football Coach Derek Dooley answered a couple of questions for his fellow Volunteers.
The 25th annual International Festival gave students, faculty, staff and the public a taste of cultures around the globe. Hosted by the International House, the 2010 International Festival featured representatives from 16 cultures, including 13 international groups.
Seniors in the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information’s advertising campaigns class recently got a taste of the real world that was a bit “spicier” than they expected. Student teams were tasked with creating and presenting an advertising campaign for McCormick & Co. The team of judges included McCormick CEO Alan D. Wilson and other executives from the company.
Student Resident Assistants from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday will celebrate the dedication of a house they built with their bare hands. More than 100 UT students contributed more than 800 volunteer hours over the course of five Saturdays in February and March to build the 1,496-square foot house in northwest Knoxville.
You expect to see professors at UT Knoxville inside classrooms sharing their knowledge with students. But away from the public eye, hundreds of faculty members are conducting research, growing the knowledge in their field and penning books about their findings to share with the world.
Putting on a musical at a professional theater on a college campus takes many months of hard work and dedication from students, faculty, staff and professional actors. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of the musical “Man of La Mancha,” the theater’s final show of the 2010 season.