UT’s Sindhu Jagadamma and Rachel Patton McCord are recipients of the 2017 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Chancellor Beverly Davenport recently presented plaques to Jagadamma, assistant professor of biosystems engineering and soil science, and McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, in recognition of the honor.
Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences News
Graduate education at UT earned high marks in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings, with programs in business, law, engineering, information sciences, nursing, and education listed among the best in the nation.
Jennifer DeBruyn, associate professor of bioengineering, will present “Life After Death: Microbial Ecology of Human Decomposition” at this week’s Science Forum at noon Friday.
February 12 marks the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on earth.
Improved wireless charging technology for consumer electronics, development of higher value-added material from waste produced during biofuel production, and novel materials for 3-D printing are among the projects receiving maturation funding from the UT Research Foundation.
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
With the new academic year, nine schools and departments are welcoming new directors and heads.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources welcomed Julie Carrier as the new head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science on April 1.
February 12 marks the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on Earth. Students will honor his birthday with Darwin Day, a paleontology-themed celebration beginning Tuesday, February 9.
Bonnie Ownley, professor in entomology and plant pathology, and Daniel Yoder, professor in biosystems engineering and soil science, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources.