The new Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc. (BWSC) Endowed Scholarship within UT’s Tickle College of Engineering Is made possible by 25 alumni representing seven colleges, who all work for the company.
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The Tickle College of Engineering is extending the goal of its fundraising campaign to $200 million, just 18 months after announcing a now-surpassed initial goal of $150 million. The effort is part of UT’s Join the Journey campaign, which aims to raise funds for improvements in all areas of the university by the end of 2020.
By committing to an endowment supporting the Tickle College of Engineering’s program, UT alumnus Joe Cook and his wife, Judy, are helping to further sharpen the ability of students.
Students in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will soon benefit from someone who has always carried a torch for his alma mater.
For the second year in a row, the prestigious National Academy of Engineering has elected a researcher affiliated with UT to its ranks. Professor Emeritus Bimal Bose was selected for the class of 2017.
Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liu serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation–backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
Faculty member Lynne Parker, who has been working with the National ̍Science Foundation in Washington, DC, for the past two years, is moving back to Knoxville to become associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
Hundreds of UT students, faculty, and staff turned out on the plaza between Ferris and Perkins Halls on Thursday, November 3, for a celebration honoring John D. Tickle and the naming of the Tickle College of Engineering. Tickle was presented with tokens of appreciation including thank you notes written by many of the college’s 4,000 students.
The campus community is invited to a public celebration honoring the naming of the Tickle College of Engineering this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the quad between Perkins and Ferris Halls.
Increases in graduation rates, alumni giving, and the quality of students helped UT gain ground among all public universities in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings. UT climbed one spot over last year to 46th among all public universities and held at 103rd among all public and private universities on the list in the rankings released today.