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 2:00–4:00 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.
ORE to Host ONR Program Officer Workshop for Faculty
The Office of Research and Engagement will virtually host David Gonzalez, program officer for aerodynamics in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). ONR funds innovative scientific and technological solutions that can address current and future Navy and Marine Corps requirements. Gonzalez will give a presentation about working with ONR generally as well as the goals and interests of his research program in particular.
ORE to Host AFOSR Program Officer for Faculty Workshop
The Office of Research and Engagement will virtually host Gregg Abate, program officer for unsteady aerodynamics and turbulent flows at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). AFOSR funds basic research at universities in various physical, information, and engineering sciences. Abate will give a presentation about working with AFOSR generally as well as the goals and interests of his research program in particular.
OSTP Director Presentation on Research Security
Attend a regional webinar on research security, led by the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Kelvin Droegemeier, and supported by the National Science Foundation. The University of Tennessee will be co-hosting the event with Vanderbilt University, and several other institutions from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana and Arkansas have been invited to attend. The title of the presentation is “Enhancing the Security and Integrity of America’s Research Enterprise” and will be presented on Sept. 25, from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. –1:15 p.m. CDT.
For webinar details, including registration information, please visit calendar.utk.edu.