Office of Research News

Public Forums for Vice Chancellor for Research Candidates Begin This Week

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.

Director of Missile Defense Agency to Visit UT Knoxville

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.

Workshop on Engaging the Army Research Office for Funding Continues

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.

Workshop on Engaging the Army Research Office for Funding

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.

Head of New Census Data Center to Visit Campus

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.

EUReCA Highlights Undergraduate Research Week

UT undergraduate students are making discoveries as they work with faculty members to develop research projects and creative activities for presentation at the 15th annual Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) as part of Research Week, March 26 through April 1.

UT Research Week Spotlights Undergraduate, Honors Scholarship

Beginning Saturday, March 26, UT Knoxville will sponsor its second annual Research Week highlighting undergraduate research and other research activities on campus. Research Week is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and administered by the Office of Research. Activities for Research Week will be concentrated between March 26 and April 1, though some events will occur outside of those dates.

Website Streamlines Undergraduate Research Opportunities

When Jordan Sawyer came to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as a freshman in the aerospace engineering program, he had no idea he would be conducting research side-by-side with a professor on the laser diagnostics of combustion processes. Thanks to a revamped Office of Research website, UT Knoxville students will be able to more easily find undergraduate research opportunities like Sawyer’s.

Vice Chancellor for Research Search Under Way

The national search for a vice chancellor for research for UT Knoxville is officially under way. The committee, chaired by Provost Susan Martin, met for the first time Thursday. The goal is to appoint a leader who will continue the momentum in expanding the university’s research base and strengthening and building new strategic partnerships. Research is at the heart of many of the university’s priorities and is integral to the mission in becoming a top 25 public institution.

New Grant Funding for Outreach Projects

UT Knoxville’s Office of Research and the Academic Outreach and Engagement Council recently announced a new incentive grant program to fund campus outreach projects. As part of the campus’ commitment to community engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach, the two units have issued a call for proposals that may include projects, partnerships or programs that promote outreach and engagement in research, scholarship, or creative activity; in teaching; or in service.