Y-12 News

UT and Y-12 celebrate, renew their partnership

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured the signing of a partnership agreement between Y-12 and the university. The partnership partnership combines strengths to train future workforce and solve national challenges. According to the article, Chancellor Cheek said UT’s relationship with Y-12 involves every college on campus, not just the obvious ones like nuclear engineering. He cited

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Y-12, UT Sign Agreement to Continue, Expand Collaborative Work

Photo 637009:  UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek (left) and CNS President and CEO Jim Haynes sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand collaboration between the university and CNS. Joining them for the signing are Dr. Taylor Eighmy, UT Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, and Tom Berg, CNS Director of Technology Development and Technology Transfer (right). Photo by Brett Pate

A Memorandum of Understanding signed today by Consolidated Nuclear Security and UT will expand collaborations while making the country safer and more secure. CNS and the university collaborate in areas ranging from joint research to pushing more technologies into the private sector.

UT, Y-12, and Stanley Healthcare Work to Advance Technology

Most people have experienced a long wait to see a doctor. Technology being developed through a new collaboration between UT Knoxville, Y-12 National Security Complex, and Stanley Healthcare aims to cut down on wait times. The three entities are developing an intelligent interactive dashboard that crunches data in realtime to help managers determine how best to administer flow.

UT/Y-12 Partnership Furthers Promising Research

Research and development efforts can be time-consuming.Many projects end up taking years to complete and most researchers at the Y-12 National Security Complex must divide their time between numerous projects. Y‑12’s formal partnership with UT offers a simple solution: graduate research assistants.

UT Launches Institute for Nuclear Security


Speculation over the nuclear ambitions of countries like Iran and North Korea and debate over proposed nuclear reactors in the US and abroad make it apparent that the need for nuclear security experts did not end with the Cold War. For this reason, UT Knoxville has launched the UT Institute for Nuclear Security.

UT and Y-12 Sign Employee Agreement

UT Knoxville and Y-12 Nuclear Security complex have signed an agreement, enhancing their partnership. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Darrel Kohlhorst, B&W Y-12 president and general manager, during a meeting on Wednesday, September 28.

UT, Y-12 Sign Agreement to Strengthen Partnership

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Y-12 National Security Complex signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Wednesday with the goal of pushing more technologies into the private sector and expanding collaborations in areas ranging from joint research to analyzing business operations. The partnership combines the leading research talents of the university with Y-12’s successful track record in technology development and application.

First UT Graduate in Statistics Shares Manhattan Project Experiences

The first woman to graduate with a statistics degree from UT Knoxville will be speaking at this year’s Secret City Festival June 19 in Oak Ridge. After her graduation in August 1943, Puckett was employed as a statistician by Tennessee Eastman Corp. in Oak Ridge. She was immediately assigned to the Y-12 Electromagnetic Separation Plant’s Building 9731. The building was the “pilot building” and was used for training and testing operations for obtaining Uranium 235 by the electromagnetic process.