For a week this summer at UT Knoxville, middle school-aged girls will have the chance to crash remote-controlled cars, get behind the wheel of a driving simulator, examine debris leftover from a wreck and take electric bikes out for a spin. These are some of the activities that will be part of the UT Center for Transportation Research’s Transportation Academy 2010 to be held on the UT campus the week of June 14-18.
The UT Knoxville College of Engineering has appointed Travis Griffin as the new director of the engineering diversity programs office.
The UT Knoxville College of Engineering has given John Prados, professor emeritus in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, one of its most prestigious honors, the Nathan W. Dougherty Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards Dinner on April 22.
Frank Loeffler, a leading expert in environmental microbiology and the use of bacteria to clean and protect environmental resources, has been named the sixth UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair. Loeffler will serve in the departments of microbiology and civil and environmental engineering at UT Knoxville and in ORNL’s biological and environmental sciences directorate.