UTSI News

UT Researchers Develop Comprehensive, Accessible Vision Testing Device

Eighty-five percent of children’s learning is related to vision. Yet in the US, 80 percent of children have never had an eye exam or any vision screening before kindergarten, statistics say. Three researchers at the UT Space Institute are working to change that with an invention that makes children eye exams simple to inexpensive, comprehensive, and simple to administer.

UTSI Aviation Systems Program Flies ‘Back-to-Back’ Missions

The Aviation Systems Program at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) started its 2011 summer flight research season with the successful completion of two major airborne science missions—one for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and one for NASA.

UTSI Paper Wins First Place at Sixty-Second Annual AIAA Conference

The contents of Georges Henri Akiki’s award-winning paper introduces a framework that could help with modeling rocket engines, hurricanes, and twisters. Akiki, from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), won first place in the Masters Division at the 2011 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

NASA Awards UTSI Aviation Systems Research Funding

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) Aviation Systems Program received a NASA award, totaling a maximum of $10 million over the next two years, to provide flight and engineering support for the conduct of airborne science missions. UTSI was one of seven of NASA’s new Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements awarded this month.

UTSI Students and Faculty Receive Annual Tennessee Section AIAA Awards

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Tennessee Section has honored several students and faculty at the University of Tennessee Space Institute for their research and service achievements going above and beyond in furthering science and engineering or in providing educational outreach.

Outstanding Presence by UTSI at the 46th Joint Propulsion Conference

Students and faculty members at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) set a record for participation at a single international conference for the institute. UTSI presented a total of 20 papers at the 46th Joint Propulsion Conference held in Nashville this summer.

UT Space Institute Program Flies First NOAA Airborne Science Missions

The University of Tennessee Space Institute Aviation Systems program flew its first science mission to collect critical data for national institutions. In April, a UTSI crew flew over eastern Tennessee for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, located in Oak Ridge.

UTSI Students Win American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Awards

Two students from the UT Space Institute have been recognized for their research at one of the nation’s top aeronautic conferences. The students attending the 2010 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics were awarded second and third place in the Masters Division.

UT Associate Dean Robert Moore Named Executive Director of UT Space Institute

Dr. Robert “Buddy” Moore, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named executive director of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced today. Moore will begin serving on Jan. 1, 2010. Dr. Stephen Corda, who has been serving in the role as interim associate vice president and chief operating officer since July, will return to his faculty and research post at the institute.

Taking Rocket Science to a New Level

A team of researchers from UTSI has made a discovery that advances an age-old theorem into new applications and that will land them in the pages of one of the world’s top journals. Joe Majdalani, a professor at UTSI, worked with Tony Saad, a doctoral student at the institute, on the research, which is published as a review in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, a highly prestigious journal.