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U.S. Increasingly Looks to UT to Answer Nuclear Security Challenge

One of the highest priorities for both national and international security organizations is facing the threat of a nuclear disaster due to radioactive materials falling into the wrong hands.

The need to anticipate and answer the possible challenges in such scenarios is a key part of some of the research being conducted in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

In fact, that work has placed UT on the front line of global security, with the Departments of Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science combining for nearly $10 million in research awards in the area of nuclear security in just the past couple of years.
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Apply for FY18 Organized Research Unit Funding

Applications are now open for the Office of Research and Engagement’s Organized Research Unit (ORU) Program for fiscal year 2018. The primary purpose of this award is to stimulate innovative, multidisciplinary, team research that will give rise to future external funding.

ORE is also offering an overview of the FY18 ORU and STIR funding Thursday, February 23, from 3:30–4:30 p.m., for those interested in learning more about this opportunity. Register for this workshop here.

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Reserve One-on-One Time with Fulbright Program Officer

Hilary Hartley, a program officer with the Core Fulbright US Scholar program, will visit campus on March 7–8.

Hartley will give a presentation on Tuesday, March 7 focused on advice on writing a successful Fulbright application. The skills developed by writing a successful Fulbright application will also apply to many other fellowship applications. The Core Fulbright Scholar program offers over 500 teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Register in advance to attend the presentation.
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Recognitions, February 17

Please send faculty, staff, and student recognitions to Erin Chapin (

  • Thereasa Abrams, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn victims heal faster. She also founded a multidisciplinary team to enhance the app to serve the unique needs of burn survivors nationally and internationally.

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