The University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus invested a record $153.8 million in research projects and public service programs for federal and state governments and private industry in fiscal year 2011. This investment impacts our future through the discoveries made and our economy through the people hired and equipment purchased.
Office of Research News
The UT Knoxville Office of Research wants to know how faculty and staff receive news about scholarly research and sponsored programs. A brief survey has been posted to collect responses on Office of Research communications tools and other sources of scholarly/research information that are important to faculty and research-related staff.
The deadline for proposals to the Equipment and Infrastructure Fund administered by the UT Office of Research has been extended two weeks until noon on Friday, October 28. The fund, totaling approximately $300,000 annually, supports research-related equipment purchases, upgrades, and repairs.
UT Knoxville’s search for a vice chancellor for research continues this week with a visit from the fourth candidate and a public forum. Timothy Killeen, Lyall Research Professor at the University of Colorado and assistant director for geosciences at the National Science Foundation, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 7, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.
Public forums for candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will continue next week. Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and graduate professional education at Rutgers University, will speak from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium. Pazzani has taught computer science at Rutgers since 2005.
Two candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will participate in public forums beginning this week. David Norton, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, will speak to the campus community on Monday, September 19, in the Baker Center Auditorium. Robert Scott, associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia, will speak to the campus community on Thursday, September 22, also in the Baker Center Toyota Auditorium.
The Office of Research is hosting a presentation to students and faculty by Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, September, 19, in 612 Dougherty Hall. The presentation will focus on MDA’s mission and career opportunities. As director of MDA, O’Reilly oversees the agency’s worldwide mission to develop a capability to defend against ballistic missile attacks.
The Office of Research is hosting the second session of a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. The session will take place on Tuesday, September 20, in the NIMBioS conference room on the fourth floor of Blount Hall.
The Office of Research is sponsoring a two-part workshop on how to seek funding from the Army Research Office. ARO serves as the Army’s premier extramural basic research agency and sponsors research primarily at academic institutions in following areas: electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering; computer and network sciences and mathematics; chemistry, physics, life sciences, and social/behavioral sciences. Part I of the workshop will be held Friday, September 2.
The head of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center will visit the UT Knoxville campus next month for a brown-bag luncheon to discuss research opportunities at the new center. Julie Hotchkiss, executive director of the center, will make a presentation at noon on Friday, September 12, in the University Center Crest Room. Note that this date has been corrected from an earlier announcement.