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UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation

SciData is a new master’s initiative in the School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management. Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.

Learning Curve: UT Distance Education Sees Huge Growth in Past Decade

Jessica Waugh spends her days working as a librarian in the Chesterfield County Public Library in Richmond, Va. At night, she attends classes at UT Knoxville, where she is completing her master’s of science degree in information science and working on her thesis. She’s not racking up miles on her car, though. She’s merely logging hours on her computer. Waugh is among the growing number of students completing their advanced degrees at UT Knoxville via distance education.

UT College of Communication and Information Receives $3.2 Million to be Part of NSF-funded Project

The College of Communication and Information at UT Knoxville will receive $3.2 million over five years — the largest grant award the college has ever received — to participate in a National Science Foundation project to help create a data network that will enable earth and environmental scientists worldwide to share and preserve their research. The project is called DataONE, with ONE being short for Observation Network for Earth.