The Full-Service Community Schools program seeks to improve educational outcomes and reduce the number of high school dropouts by filling basic needs of children and their families. Project GRAD Summer Institute helps prepare students to perform well in college-level courses.
Office of Research and Engagement News
Summer undergraduate research was the focus of a recent article by the News Sentinel’s MJ Slaby. The piece details the rising number of undergraduates participating in research opportunities to gain career experience and make connections while making income.
Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program is an international service-learning course for UT students in Conflict and Peace-Building in Northern Uganda, with guest lectures by Ugandan colleagues and community members. Students work in local, community-based organizations to reinforce what they have learned.
UT and Eastman Chemical Company have signed a multiyear agreement to conduct collaborative research in multiple scientific disciplines, especially in the neutron science and additive manufacturing fields.
Business Education for Talented Student is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to business fields. Participants develop an executive presentation, visit a local company where they shadow the professionals, interact with business students from UT, and hear presentations from professionals on campus.
A trio of UT faculty members was recently awarded more than $2 million by the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs for their respective research projects.
The Appalachian Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project partnership works to winterize local homes, build a clean drinking water kiosk, distribute and demonstrate carbon monoxide monitors based on the type of heating sources many families use, conduct health surveys, assess flood damages, train hospital staff on basic and advanced disaster life support, and develop prototypes for homes.
The Center for Native Grasslands Management focuses on improved outcomes for farms, forests, and rural communities throughout the region. The center promotes the advancement of science in grasslands conservation, including forage production, sustainable forest management, biofuels production, wildlife conservation, and economic development.
This week’s featured partnership is the Forensic Anthropology Center, which offers training to law enforcement, as well as assistance with identification of remains, at the world’s first natural outdoor lab developed for forensic studies. Center members also work on international recovery efforts and teach in the National Forensic Academy, a training program in evidence identification, collection, and preservation.
This week’s featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.