The Office of the Chancellor is accepting nominations for honors in three research-related categories: Research and Creative Achievement, Professional Promise in Research and Creative Achievement, and Success in Multidisciplinary Research. The nominees selected for these awards will be recognized at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on April 14, 2014, and receive monetary awards.
Key date: Friday, January 24, 2014 — submission of nominations
The November 2013 issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News has been posted to the Office of Research & Engagement website. Viewing it requires a UT NetID and password.
Proposals due for submission to funding agencies on Thursday, November 28, and Friday November 29, must be submitted by the Office of Sponsored programs no later Wednesday, November 27, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Proposals should still be routed through TERA-PAMS five business days in advance of the deadline. Contact David Smelser (865-974-1840) in advance with any questions.
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students can learn about career opportunities through the U.S. Department of Energy’s DOE Scholars Program. The program includes not only the traditional science, engineering, and math disciplines but also business, policy, law, communications, and other related areas. The program offers 10 weeks of experience at various DOE locations across the country. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Details
Key date: January 12, 2014 — submission of electronic application
Learners from kindergartners though college professors can have summer intern experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a variety of programs that offer involvement with developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research projects. Oak Ridge Associated Universities administers access to ORNL internships for postdocs, faculty recent graduates, graduate students, undergraduates, and K-12 students and teachers. Contact Amanda VanOver for specific questions about the Higher Education Research Experiences and the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis programs.
A State Department scientist with University of Tennessee connections will speak on science and international diplomacy at the Baker Center for Public Policy in November.
E. William Colglazier, the science and technology advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State, will speak on science and technology as important assets for diplomacy. Colglazier was UT professor of physics and from 1983 to 1991 was director of UT’s Energy, Environment, and Resources Center, the predecessor to the current Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment. He also served as executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council from 1994 to 2011.
Colglazier will talk about how science diplomacy not only builds knowledge but also spreads scientific values that support meritocracy, transparency, and democracy.
Key date: Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 5 p.m. — Talk in Toyota Auditorium in Baker Center