Educational trips have long been a part of schooling, but few journeys into the field go as far as a recent one by members of the College of Engineering. Professors Roger Parsons, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Michael Berry, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, led a group of budding UT engineers for a few weeks of study and work in the United Kingdom.
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The College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company have announced plans to provide for three new professor of practice positions, improve and renovate lab space and construct a new student lounge. Taking all areas into account, Eastman’s support for the college will total $2 million over a five-year period.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, an aerospace engineering major, made NFL.com’s list of the 14 smartest football players heading into the 2014 season.
Graduate students interested in the public sector of aviation can apply for a shot at a $10,000 award thanks to a program sponsored by the US Department of Transportation and run by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. The Graduate Research Awards in Public Sector Aviation Issues pairs up to ten winners with faculty mentors to help guide them on transportation projects related to public aviation.
Get to know Jeff Reinbolt and Kevin Tomsovic, two College of Engineering faculty members who are training the next generation of engineers and doing research to improve health care and the nation’s power grid.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Three professors at UT have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards. David Jenkins, an assistant professor in chemistry; Jaan Mannik, an assistant professor in physics; and Jeff Reinbolt, an assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, will use the monetary awards to support their research and educational activities.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
Arthrobotrys oligospora doesn’t live a charmed life; it survives on a diet of roundworm. But a discovery by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could give the fungus’s life more purpose—as a cancer fighter.
Whirligig beetles are named for their whirling movement on top of water, moving rapidly in and taking off into flight. While many may have found the movements curious, scientists have puzzled over the apparatus behind their energy efficiency—until now, thanks to a study performed by a team led by Mingjun Zhang, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering.