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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has honored UT’s Yuntao Wu with the 2017 Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award, a top honor for young faculty.

Wu, a research assistant professor in materials science and engineering, was honored for “significant and innovative technical contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques.”

Given by IEEE’s Nuclear and Plasma Science Society, the honor comes for Wu’s work with the Scintillation Materials Research Center at UT.

Beebe Inducted as Fellow in the American Academy of NursingLora Beebe

College of Nursing Professor Lora Humphrey Beebe was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on October 7.  The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy members, known as Fellows, are nursing’s most accomplished leaders.

Beebe’s research informs psychiatric nursing practice, shapes nursing education nationally and internationally, and has been published and presented in both nursing and non-nursing venues. She is a three-time recipient of the Excellence in Research Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association, and book review editor for Issues in Mental Health Nursing. She received her bachelors of science in nursing from Marshall University, and her masters of Science and doctor of philosophy from the University of Kentucky.

Engineering Student Earns STEM Conference AwardJasmine Worlds at the Women of Color STEM Conference

The Women of Color STEM Conference has named UT’s Jasmine Worlds the 2017 recipient of the Student Leadership Award from the Career Communication Group.

Worlds, a senior in mechanical engineering, was honored for her work in engineering and her commitment to volunteering outside the classroom. She received the award Oct. 7 at the group’s conference in Detroit, Michigan.

“UT provides many opportunities for its students to lead,” said Worlds. “Having the opportunity to create or influence change is important, and UT has provided a space where it is possible to do so.”

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Appalachia Community of Scholars will hold a brown bag Tuesday, October 25 in Room 313 of the College of Nursing.

Sandy Mixer, associate professor of nursing, will present “Honoring Life’s Journey: Community-Academic Partnership for End-of-Life Care in Rural Appalachia.”

Previous research found that rural Appalachian persons in East Tennessee prefer to die at home, yet have limited knowledge and use of supportive end-of-life (EOL) healthcare services. This creates vulnerabilities and challenges for people, families, and community members. This presentation will discuss a community-academic partnership that includes leaders and residents in a rural Appalachian county and university faculty and students. The partnership draws on the expertise of families, churches, community members, healthcare providers, and academics to develop culturally-relevant materials for educating about EOL issues.

Please bring your lunch and join us for this engaging presentation from 12-1 p.m.