Zebrafish, commonly found at pet stores, share 12,800 genes in common with humans. That link is helping researchers at UT with research that could make medicine more affordable.
Office of Research News
The technology of 3D printing and manufacturing is the topic of the continuing Science Forum series. Chad Duty, group leader of Deposition Science and Technology Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will present “3D Printing: The Next Generation of Manufacturing” Friday, October 11.
UT is celebrating undergraduate research next week at the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA). At EURēCA, part of Research Week, undergraduate students will present original research poster displays that are judged by a panel of UT faculty. Judging takes place on Monday, and the exhibits are on display to the public in the University Center’s ballroom on Tuesday.
J.R. Shute, co-founder and co-director of Conservation Fisheries Inc., has been studying endangered fish for more than twenty-five years. He’ll be discussing the importance of protecting rare species of fish at Friday’s Science Forum. The Science Forum is a weekly brown bag lunch series that allows professors and area scientists to discuss their research with the general public.
A National Science Foundation communications workshop designed to improve the public communications skills of researchers will be held at the UT Conference Center on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 and 8. Science: Becoming the Messenger is designed to help university researchers at all experience and education levels communicate effectively with the public.
Jimmy Mays, a chemistry professor at UT Knoxville, has developed a substance that promises to replace conventional rubber in many products with something that is stronger, greener, and easier to recycle. Now he’s joining forces with the College of Business Administration’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to turn his new discovery into a game-changing business.
Taylor Eighmy, senior vice president for research at Texas Tech University, has been named vice chancellor for research and engagement for UT. Eighmy, 56, will begin October 2. He brings strong experience in growing research programs at Texas Tech University and the University of New Hampshire.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a national leader in National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) research fellowships for university professors. According to data recently published by the NEH on fellowships received from 2005 to 2012, UT ranks eighth in the nation, with ten fellowship awards.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting its first annual Baker Scholars Research presentation. The undergraduate scholars will display and discuss their research projects and other initiatives, which are mentored by UT faculty and staff.
UT is celebrating undergraduate research for Research Week. The week culminates with the capstone event, the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement in which undergraduate students present original research poster displays that are judged by a panel of UT faculty. EURēCA will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29. An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.