Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Chris Cherry is one of four authors of a research paper published in the June 2016 issue of Transportation Research: Part C, an international scholarly journal that addresses development, applications, and implications of technology in the field of transportation. The paper, entitled “Factors influencing the choice of shared bicycles and shared electric bikes in Beijing,” discusses the results of a bikeshare experiment in Beijing.
Recognitions, April 8
Hannah Woo, doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, recently won a $15,000 scholarship from the Philanthropic Educational Organization Sisterhood to pursue biofuel research.
A team of UT law students won second place and second-best brief in the national Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition, besting thirty-four other law school teams from throughout the country.
Suzanne Lenhart, a professor of mathematics and a passionate advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, has been selected as a James R. Cox Professor.
According to the New York Times, Margaret Lazarus Dean, associate professor and director of Creative Writing, will collaborate with astronaut Scott Kelly on a book about his yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station.
Sustainability Efforts Net Hathaway Prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Jon Hathaway, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, recently earned a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for his work in sustainable urban water management.
“This award identifies Jon as one of the nation’s most promising young faculty members working in the water resources area,” said Chris Cox, Robert M. Condra Professor and head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “We are all proud of his outstanding achievement and expect that this award will enable him to make important contributions to green infrastructure.”
UT Announces Plans to Begin Automotive Engineering Concentration
In response to the growing importance of auto manufacturing in the state of Tennessee, UT’s College of Engineering announced that it is developing a graduate-level automotive engineering concentration that will begin in fall 2016.
“This is a significant step for both our university and for our college,” said College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis. “This presents an opportunity for us to take even more of a role in preparing students for the ever-changing workforce and to solidify our place in the economic development of the state.”