When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that UT will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share the spotlight with a shiny example of innovation, research, and collaboration between the two.
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The College of Engineering and Eastman have built upon the momentum of their partnership by naming two new professors of practice. Yan Xu and Matthew Young received the designation as part of the company’s $2 million-plus commitment to the college.
UT’s role as a leader in computing advancements was affirmed again recently as a team of students captured second place at the Student Cluster Competition in New Orleans.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, recently published an interdisciplinary study led by associate professor Gong Gu.
A multiyear series of projects in the College of Engineering has been extended again for the 2014–2015 cycle through a grant provided by the II-VI Foundation, which recently signed its third annually reviewable three-year grant to UT. The foundation was started in 2007 with the mission of “encouraging and enabling students to pursue a career in engineering, science and/or mathematics while maintaining a standard of excellence in that pursuit.”
When Denise Koessler receives her doctorate in computer science, it will mark the end of the long road—one that wasn’t always easily traveled. “There were times along the way where I didn’t have a peer in my classes,” said Koessler. “I was on the verge of leaving engineering. There just weren’t many other women.”
Leon M. Tolbert, the Min H. Kao Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named head of the department effective January 1, 2013.