The NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Institute is designed to support faculty who plan on submitting a CAREER proposal in 2021. Topics include the education plan, broader impacts, crafting a persuasive narrative, discussion of funded proposals, and a panel with past awardees. Faculty will be encouraged to set writing goals and to use the PWI as a group resource through the proposal development process.
Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security
The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) are partnering to present Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security on Friday, Apr. 23, from 2–4 p.m. Launched in 2017, SPARKS (Seeking Partnerships to Advance Research, Knowledge, and Science) events facilitate new collaborations among faculty and connect disciplines with common interests or research opportunities. Continue reading
ORE to Host Upcoming COS Events
This April, the Office of Research and Engagement is hosting events from two Communities of Scholars.
On April 16 at 2 p.m., the Biomembranes Community of Scholars will host the following presentations:
“Encapsulation of Antimicrobial Peptides in Bicontinuous Microemulsion-based Delivery Systems”
Madison Oehler, BESS
“A2A Adenosine Receptor Conformational Dynamics Revealed by Single-Molecule Fluorescence”
Shushu Wei, BCMB
Call for Presenters—Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security
The United Health Foundation estimates that 12.9% of Tennessee households suffered from food insecurity in 2019, lacking access to adequate and nutritious food. This is slightly higher than the national average (12.3%), ranking Tennessee as the 20th most food insecure state in the country. To highlight UT’s research efforts to address the challenges related to food insecurity, the Office of Research and Engagement is hosting a Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security event on Friday, April 23 from 2–4 p.m. Continue reading
Call for Proposals: TLI Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference 2021
Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) has opened applications for the 2021 Teaching and Learning Innovation Conference. The conference is designed to showcase practices, pedagogies, and/or methods of delivery in the higher education context. Following the theme for the 2021 conference—“Lighting the Way to Deeper Learning”—TLI encourages submissions that create opportunities for critical and creative thinking about innovative ways to deepen and enhance student learning and success.
To learn more about the conference, visit teaching.utk.edu.