College of Engineering News

Retiring Burdette Looks Back on His Fifty-Plus Years at UT

Edwin "Ed" Burdette gestures during a celebration honoring his fifty years-plus connection to the University of Tennessee. Burdette first came to UT as a student in the late 1950s and is retiring this summer as true icon of civil engineering, both at UT and internationally.

Germany and Austria were still occupied by Allied forces, Hawaii and Alaska weren’t yet states, and chimpanzees—let alone humans—had not gotten anywhere near space exploration. That was the situation around the world when Edwin “Ed” Burdette came to UT as an undergraduate in the mid-1950s.

Davis Elected Fellow of American Society for Engineering Education

Wayne Davis

In recognition of College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis’s contributions as a researcher, teacher, and leader, he has been awarded one of the highest honors an engineering educator can receive: election as a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education.