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UT Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car

John Rogers, co-founder and CEO of Local Motors, left, and Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, drive away from the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago over the weekend in a car printed with the help of UT students.

John Rogers, co-founder and CEO of Local Motors, left, and Douglas Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, drive away from the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago over the weekend in a car printed with the help of UT students.

The only “car” that most people associate with printers is a “car-tridge” of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students.

UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Local Motors, Cincinnati Incorporated and Oak Ridge Associated Universities teamed up to print a working, drivable car over the weekend at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

The Strati 3D, officially produced by Local Motors, which has an office on Market Square in Knoxville, highlighted the show and placed what sounds like a product of science fiction firmly in the realm of reality. Continue reading


Bohon Elected President of Southern Demographic Association

Stephanie Bohon, Sociology Stephanie Bohon, associate professor of sociology, has just been elected President of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA). Dr. Bohon’s term will begin in 2015-16 as president-elect, and she will serve her full term as president during 2016-17, when she will deliver her presidential address. Taking this office builds on Bohon’s successful editorship of the SDA’s academic journal, Population Research and Policy Review. Her presidency of the SDA, which was created at ORNL, corresponds with the Association’s 50th anniversary. Continue reading


Amos to Appear in Documentary on Painkiller Abuse in College Athletes

Marcus Amos, Sport ManagementFor years, Marcus Amos, a second year doctoral student in sport management, has worked to raise awareness about the prolific use of pain medication among college athletes.

He started out speaking to groups at LSU, but the subject was more taboo than steroids. Athletes didn’t want to open up about it. Amos kept on talking. Continue reading


Larese Organizes Neutron Molecular Spectroscopy Symposium for 2014 SERMACS

John Larese

Larese

Dr. John Larese, professor of chemistry, has organized a symposium “Neutron Spectroscopy and Scattering at the Spallation Neutron Source: Opportunities for Chemists in the Southeast and Beyond” for 2014 Southeast Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society (SERMACS) that will be held from October 16-19 in Nashville, Tennessee.

This symposium will bring together identified experts in the field of neutron molecular spectroscopy, including Larese who spearheaded the effort to bring such spectroscopy to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS).

“It will not only increase the University’s visibility as a leader in performing cutting edge science with neutrons but also extends our professional relationships beyond the borders of Tennessee.” Larese said. “Furthermore, it allows us to introduce the Universities intellectual and professional expertise to a diverse group of students, faculty and scientific professionals not typically assembled in a concentrated forum within the Tennessee borders.”

Continue reading at the Department of Chemistry’s website.


Sepaniak’s Research Highlighted by NSF

Professor Michael Sepaniak‘s (Department of Chemistry) research entitled “Pillar arrays assist with lab-on-a-chip chemistry” has been published as one of NSF highlights on NSF’s SEE Innovation website. Highlights describe outcomes of NSF-funded research. They are archival in nature and cover research results and impacts of both expired and active grants.

Click here for the highlight on research.gov.

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