National Science Foundation News

Three Researchers Win CAREER Awards

Kivanc Ekici

Three UT Knoxville faculty members have received substantial support from the National Science Foundation to pursue early-career research projects. Chemist Jon Philip Camden, physicist Norman Mannella, and aeronautic engineer Kivanc Ekici have received NSF CAREER awards, the foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.

UT’s Global Science Internet Extends Link to Egypt

GLORIAD

Egypt is now linked into a high-speed internet housed at UT Knoxville that allows scientists, students, and educators worldwide to collaborate to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Slowed by the country’s revolution, it took more than two years to complete the link, which is part of the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development, or GLORIAD—a fiber-optic science network that circles the world.

UT Knoxville Alumni, Students Receive National Science Foundation Fellowships

Nine alumni and graduate students from UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2010 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF awards are given to students based on their potential as young scientists and for intellectual merit and broader impact. The fellowships are used to further their research.

UT Knoxville Students Receive National Science Foundation Fellowship

Three graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at UT Knoxville are recipients of the 2010 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF awards are given to students based on their potential as young scientists and for intellectual merit and broader impact. The fellowships are used to further their research.

UT Knoxville Computing Lab Joins FutureGrid Project

UT Knoxville has joined with Indiana University and a group of eight other national and international partners to explore new frontiers in scientific computing as part of the FutureGrid, a new $15 million project largely supported by a $10.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. UT Knoxville Distinguished Scientist Jack Dongarra is leading the campus’ involvement in the new program through the Innovative Computing Laboratory, which he oversees.

UT College of Communication and Information Receives $3.2 Million to be Part of NSF-funded Project

The College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville will receive $3.2 million over five years — the largest grant award the college has ever received — to participate in a National Science Foundation project to help create a data network that will enable earth and environmental scientists worldwide to share and preserve their research. The project is called DataONE, with ONE being short for Observation Network for Earth.