Office of Research and Engagement News

Secretary of Commerce to Tour UT Partner IACMI

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson will visit the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation in Knoxville.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Rural Libraries Professionals Program

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UT’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Programs (ITRL and ITRL2) recruit and train rural library professionals working in the Southern and Central Appalachian regions. Participating students earn their master’s degree through the School of Information Sciences synchronous distance education program.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Agricultural Field Work with International Partners

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International field work provides a platform for faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research on global challenges integral to our agricultural and food systems, as well as experiential learning opportunities throughout the world that often combine academic activities with hands-on engagement during the summer, mini-term, an entire semester or academic year.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Tennessee 4-H Health Rocks!

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The CDC reports that tobacco abuse rates for Tennessee high school students are significantly above the national average. Substance abuse among adolescents is linked to depression, unintentional injuries, suicide, and homicide. 4-H Health Rocks! is a UT Extension partnership with local Boards of Education, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the YMCA that has reached over 100,000 young people in Tennessee.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Veterinary Externship Program

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The summer semester Veterinary Externship Program provides sophomore veterinary students and fifth-semester professional students an opportunity to work directly with more than a dozen private veterinary practices in East Tennessee. The program also provides community veterinarians the opportunity to enhance their veterinary knowledge through interaction with the college and students.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: SWORPS Child Care Quality Initiatives

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The Social Work Office of Research and Public Service Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources and Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: CURENT

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CURENT is a collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories. CURENT performs research that confronts the electrical problems of energy generation, with a focus on transmission, storage, monitoring, power consumption, and management of a modernized electric grid.