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“Making” the Grade: UT in White House Spotlight for Advancing Manufacturing

UT’s College of Engineering once again received some of President Barack Obama’s attention as the White House announced the start of the National Week of Making on Friday by spotlighting a select group of institutions.

Part of the White House’s push for a “nation of makers,” the week places emphasis on programs and initiatives that have made particular advances in manufacturing processes in the United States.

For UT’s part, those initiatives encourage students to serve as mentors for young makers, advance development of new tools for manufacturing, increase access to university-shared facilities and scientific instrumentation, and provide scholarships to students based upon excellence and ability in manufacturing areas.

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