CURENT News

CURENT Honored with Spot In USA Science and Engineering Festival

The National Science Foundation area of the USA Science and Engineering Festival will have a UT feel thanks to a spot in the prestigious event going to CURENT, the Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks. Housed in the Min H. Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building in UT’s College of Engineering, CURENT is a UT-led multi-institution research group focused on making the electrical grid more efficient, particularly in the area of energy transportation.

CURENT Visits Two Local Schools for Family Engineering Night

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.

Middle School Girls Take an Adventure in STEM at CURENT

CURENT hosted its second annual Adventures in STEM summer camp which brought twenty middle school girls from all around the state to UT. The week was filled with science, technology, mathematics, and engineering projects.

UT’s CURENT and Knox County Schools Host Family Engineering Night

Where can you find homemade prosthetic hands and solar cars? At Family Engineering Night. UT’s Engineering Research Center, CURENT, has collaborated with Knox County Schools for a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach event called Family Engineering Night at Sequoyah Elementary School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.

College of Engineering Hosts Program for Middle School Students

Students participating in the AT&T Middle School Introduction for Engineering Systems (MITES) program

Thirty-one middle-schoolers from around the Southeast came to UT in June to design egg-drop bungees, rollercoasters and even construct a microgrid. The College of Engineering hosted the AT&T Middle School Introduction for Engineering Systems (MITES) program where minority and female students—groups underrepresented in engineering—got an up-close look at the in-demand field and had fun doing it.

WBIR: Positively Schwall – Science Girls

WBIR’s Ken Schwall put on his science thinking cap and joined middle school girls at science camp. Hosted by CURENT and NIMBioS research centers, the fun and educational day camp for middle school-aged girls features activities and tours that have been planned by faculty and education staff at each center.