Office of Research and Engagement News

Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

UT attendees (from left) Lisa Davenport, Lola Alapo, Elizabeth Burman, Bob Kronick, and Jenny Retherford.

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.

Nobles Receives National Role Model Award


Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been nationally recognized for his service as a leader and mentor for campus diversity and research with underserved populations.

UT Joins I-Corps South to Expand Entrepreneurial Training

UT will receive grant funding to teach technology entrepreneurship, perform research, and foster innovation through the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program. A public-private partnership, I-Corps was created in 2011 to train researchers to evaluate the commercial potential of their scientific discoveries.

Pivot Open to Campus Research Community

The Office of Research and Engagement provides the UT research community with Pivot, a research resource that integrates funding and collaborator discovery in one online tool.

Eighmy Receives National Campus Safety Award


The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Association named Taylor Eighmy as a recipient of its 2016 Campus Leaders Who Care Award in recognition of his work to enhance laboratory and research safety at universities across the country.

Office of Undergraduate Research Honors Faculty Mentors

The first Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards were hand-delivered to faculty members that demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers during the 2015–16 academic year.