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Engineering Vols Get in the Zone to Create Custom Golf Trophy

Vosot Knoxville Open golf trophy

Students of the UT Maker’s Club and staff members of the Innovation and Collaboration Studio (ICS) hit the course this spring for a project that linked engineering and design with the world of professional golf. They redesigned and delivered a custom trophy for the Visit Knoxville Open golf tournament, taking place May 8–16 at courses around Knoxville.

Marc Gibson, UT’s assistant vice chancellor for corporate & foundation engagement, heard about the need for a trophy from his wife, Kelli, who is the senior director of convention services at Visit Knoxville. He connected them with UT’s Maker’s Club and Michael Allen, academic support specialist for the ICS and the Engineering Fundamentals Program. Read more at