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ORIED to Host Virtual SPARKS: Sensors Event

Research with sensors is rapidly increasing at UT Knoxville and the UT Institute of Agriculture. To connect faculty at these two campuses, the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is hosting Virtual SPARKS: Sensors on Thursday, May 5 from 9–11 a.m. Launched in 2017, SPARKS (Seeking Partnerships to Advance Research, Knowledge, and Science) events bring UT faculty from multiple disciplines together around a common theme to learn and network.

A series of lightning talks will share insights into the many projects involving sensors and sensor development research – including biomedical and environmental, and led by both designers and users. This research includes precision agriculture and livestock management, synthetic biology, the One Health initiative, preventive health, military and other security applications, and real-time algorithm development.

Researchers interested in presenting a lightning talk should register no later than April 15. The registration form can also be used for researchers that wish to attend the workshop, but not present a lightning talk.

The goal of SPARKS workshops is to connect potential collaborators, share ongoing research initiatives, and build a community of interest with whom ORIED staff can communicate emerging research opportunities. For more information, please contact Sharon Pound at