Office of Research and Engagement News

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Nashville Civic Design Center


The Nashville Civic Design Center is an independent nonprofit organization formed in 2000 to improve quality of life for Nashvillians through visionary thinking, partnerships that encourage high quality design, and the facilitation of public dialogue on key issues that impact how we live, work and play.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support


Tennessee Partnership for Ongoing Parental Support, based in the College of Social Work, provides assistance to noncustodial fathers who are incarcerated or recently released, as well as informational sessions for correctional staff. These programs are funded through a contract administered by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and UT.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: MBA Innovation in Practice Course

Every first-year, full-time student in the MBA program is required to complete Innovation in Practice, a service-learning capstone course in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. This program is an outgrowth of work that UT MBA students have been doing with nonprofits since 2004, and involves up to ten faculty and seventy students every year.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Institute for Smart Structures


The Institute for Smart Structures is a research center that combines materials science, engineering, and architecture to solve immediate problems and provide revolutionary concepts for new applications. Over the last decade, the institute has been a key partner in constructing three net-zero prototype buildings. The AMIE 1.0 is the world’s first net-zero structure entirely made from additively manufactured polymer.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: College of Nursing Community Health Fairs


The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.

Science Forum to Discuss Saving the Migrating Monarch

Wanda DeWaard, environmental educator at Earth Kin, will discuss how citizen science can help save the save the monarch at this week’s Science Forum. Her talk, “The Mystery and Magic of Monarch Butterflies,” will be held at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday, September 25.