The National Academy of Inventors has opened nominations for its 2018 Fellows Program. The program boasts five representatives from UT Knoxville: Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics Wang Fei (2017), Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu (2016), J. Douglas Birdwell (2015), professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, John Fisher Distinguished Professor Mark Dean (2014), and former Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy (2013).
Setting a new record for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 17 students have been offered Fulbright US Student Program awards for the 2018–19 academic year to study, research, and teach in cities around the world.
In its history UT has had 77 student Fulbright recipients, with its first in 1959. This year, UT had 52 Fulbright candidates and 27 semifinalists, and 17 students have already been offered awards—all single-year records for the university. UT also has two alternates and one semifinalist still pending final notification, which means they could still receive awards. A year ago UT had what was then an institutional best of nine Fulbright recipients, preceded by four (2016), four (2015), and two (2014).
The UT Core Facilities Program (UTCFP) has released a call for funding requests to established UT Core Facilities (UTCFs). This call is intended to provide support to facilities with critical needs prior to the end of FY18. Awards may be used for the purchase or repair of equipment, assistance with the addition of services, or to offset the operational costs of the facility.
If you are interested in learning more about the UT Core Facilities Program and how core facilities may benefit you, please contact Jonathan Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following awards were granted in March 2018. To see a total of all awards and breakdown of where the monies originated, see the graph below. To download the data used in this report, please see the link following the interactive chart.
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