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Valero-Cuevas to Deliver Presentation on Integrating Engineering, Biology

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, director of the Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He will be a College of Engineering distinguished lecture series speaker on Jan. 27, 2016.

The College of Engineering’s first Distinguished Lecture Series event of the spring semester is at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27. The college welcomes Francisco Valero-Cuevas, director of the Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Southern California, for his presentation “An Integrative Engineering Approach to Neuromuscular Control.”

Engineering’s Spring Distinguished Lecture Series Set

Following the College of Engineering’s successful slate of Distinguished Lecture Series events this fall, the new speakers booked for spring will cover topics ranging from sustainability to space exploration.

New Class of UT-ORNL Joint Directed Research and Development Faculty Named

Developed in collaboration between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Joint Directed Research and Development program nurtures collaborative research from the two institutions. The program recently announced the selection of twelve UT faculty researchers to benefit from its current cycle of funding.

Astronaut Kelly Honored by Magazine as Scientist of the Year

Scott Kelly featiured

Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.

College of Engineering Scares Up Halloween Fun


Spirits were high Friday morning as College of Engineering departments gathered on the quad in front of Ferris Hall for the third annual college-wide Halloween contest. Judges voted on the best represented, most creative, and best overall department.