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Dr. Craig Barrett live ORNL webcast set for Baker Center

 Barrett at Baker CtrA live webcast from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with Dr. Craig Barrett will be shown in the Howard Baker Center auditorium on Tuesday, April 8, at 10 a.m.   

Titled, “Economic Competitiveness in the 21st Century,” the lecture is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m.   Barrett is the former chairman of the board of Intel corporation, a post he held until 2009. He is a leading advocate for improving education in the United States and around the world and for raising social and economic standards globally through technology.  This webcast continues the Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy.


ORE hosts 2-day North American Archaelogy workshop

On March 19 and 20, the Office of Research & Engagement (ORE) hosted a two-day workshop, partially funded by NSF, for the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA).  Attending were approximately 35 archaeologists from across the US from various universities, US Department of the Interior, the Florida Department of State, TVA, Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist, and other agencies. 

Robert Nobles, ORE assistant vice chancellor for the responsible conduct of research and research integrity officer, gave the opening comments and welcome to the workshop.

The DINAA workshop was, in part, an effort to bring together all archaeological research across the US.  The states are currently required to maintain this information but there is little to no communication among the states.

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Robert Nobles of ORE (left) gave opening comments and welcome to DINAA workshop.

UT undergraduate researchers recognized by Goldwater Scholarship program

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education program has recognized four University of Tennessee, Knoxville undergraduates. 

2014 Goldwater Scholar: Emma Hollmann, a junior Haslam Scholar studying Chemical Engineering
Honorable Mention: Chris Barnes, a sophomore Haslam Scholar double majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Honorable Mention: Andrew Messing, a sophomore majoring in computer engineering
Honorable Mention: Sahba Seddighi, a sophomore Haslam Scholar studying neuroplasticity, neurodegenerative disease, and applied neurolinguistics


2014 NSF CAREER Webinar announced

The below information is taken verbatim from a notice by Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC.

It’s not too late to sign up for our 2014 CAREER Webinar!

Date: March 27, 2014     Time: 2 pm – 4 pm Eastern Standard Time

Webinar for faculty on how to write a successful proposal to NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).

  • How to decide when and if to apply for a CAREER grant
  • How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
  • How to structure your proposal
  • How to develop an education plan
  • Addressing diversity
  • Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
  • A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
  • How to analyze reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
  • Questions and Answers

A package will be also provided to participants that includes new annotated excerpts from successful proposals and helpful resources.

Charges for this webinar may be paid by faculty, departments, or colleges:  
Registration – $275.00     Streaming Recording – $275.00     
Registration and Streaming Recording Package – $375.00

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