The beginning of November brings; Two UT physics students win SCGSR awards; Nuclear engineering professor becomes the first from UT to join IAA; Chemistry professor wins the FYCA Faculty Lead Award; UT AgResearch employee wins the 2020 Director’s Award for Outstanding Professional Service; MABE student receives prestigious Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship; Pschology student receives the American Psychological Association IMFP award. Continue reading
Recognitions, October 28
The week of Halloween brings; UT Alumna named Tennessee Teacher of the Year; psychology professor honored with lifetime achievement award; recent UT graduate wins Global Undergraduate Award; veterinary cardiologist receives national award; MABE associate professor named ASME fellow; EECS student is top fellowship/scholarship student in computer science; UT student awarded the 2020 University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise in Research. Continue reading
Recognitions, September 30
The end of September brings; UT students win ASLA Student Honor Award; the UT Institute of Agriculture welcomes a new Assistant Dean of Extension; an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering receives two grants from the Department of Homeland Security; a UT Extension professional is honored with the National Master Gardener Distinguished Early Career Award; an associate department head in the Department of Psychology receives a research grant from the Department of Health and Human Services; a clinical psychology doctoral student receives a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIAAA of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); an associate professor in the Department of Psychology receives a national research grant funded by the New Schools Venture Fund. Continue reading
Recognitions, April 15
The first half of April brings; five Goldwater Scholars to UT, ranking number one in the nation; eight UT students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships; a distinguished professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology receives more than $1.1 million in grants from the Army Research Office; two research projects selected to receive Engaged Scholarship Incentive Grants for fiscal year 2021; Tickle College of Engineering announces their 2020 Faculty and Staff Awards winners; and an interdisciplinary team from UT and the Firefighters Burn Center developed an app to meet recovery needs of burn center patients.
Addressing Injustice through Intersectionality
Intersectionality, a term introduced more than 30 years ago, describes how social categorizations such as race, class, gender, and other social characteristics “intersect” and overlap in the experiences of marginalized groups. In 2015, Patrick Grzanka was looking for a way to bring together researchers on campus who study these intersections—and the Intersectionality Community of Scholars was created.