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Circuits on Demand: Engineer Prints Electrical Components on Paper

One of humankind’s biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper.

Now, thanks to College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it’s technology itself that is being printed.

Hu, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has researched a way to print circuits on paper, the main impact of which could be a decrease in cost and an increase in portability for any number of devices.

“Being able to design the circuit you want and then print it out allows for more responsive designs, easier control, and lower costs,” said Hu. “The ability to print out the exact circuit you need the moment you need it can revolutionize a number of things.”

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Pumpkin Pie v. Pilates: UT Expert Puts Holiday Meal to the Workout Test

Photo by Becky Stern

Photo by Becky Stern

The Thanksgiving table is set with the traditional fare—roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

It’s a feast meant to be enjoyed. But if you’re tempted to overindulge, beware: an average Thanksgiving meal contains upwards of 2,000 calories.

Before you spoon up that second serving of Grandma’s green bean casserole, consider what it’s going to take to work off the meal.

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Five UT Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Five UT professors have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2014 class of fellows for their teaching and research.

This year, 401 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The new fellows will be presented with an official certificate February 14 at the AAAS annual meeting in San Jose, California.

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Quarterly Research Report: July 1- September 30, 2014

Janet NelsonThe Office of Research & Engagement (ORE) is launching a new format for the Quarterly Research Report. Concurrently, this is my first quarter as the new Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development. It is truly a pleasure to be at the University of Tennessee as we take on the challenge of becoming a Top 25 research university. I am delighted to have visited so many of the centers, schools, and departments in the ORE orientation sessions this fall and to have met many of the faculty, staff, and students.

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: November 21, 2014

NSF Seeks Input for Topic Ideas for Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) sent a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) inviting the research community to submit suggestions for topic ideas that will be considered for the 2016 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program Solicitation.

Suggestions for EFRI Topic Ideas are currently solicited and vetted every two years. Selected Topics become the foci of EFRI-supported research. Solicitations are announced annually for research proposals that fall under the specified Topic areas.

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2014-2015 Outreach Incentive Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 2014-15 Outreach Incentive Grant Winners, listed below!

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville provides special project funding for proposals that specifically enhance the engagement mission of the university. UT Outreach Incentive Grants are allocated through a competitive annual process, subject to both academic and community peer review.  Learn more about community engagement funding here.

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