The middle of September brings; the inaugural cohort of Diversity and Engagement Fellows; the Head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering receives the Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award; an assistant professor in MABE receives NIH-based funding for prosthetics research; a MABE professor is elected to the inaugural class of the ASPE College of Fellows; a TCE graduate student is honored by the Society of Women Engineers. Continue reading
Recognitions, July 8
The first half of July brings; a Department of Nuclear Engineering professor presented with a lifetime achievement award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS); a professor in the Department of Geography wins the Zemkehr Prize for Scholarship; Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering receives the Early Career Reactor Physicist Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS); and a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering receives the Best Associate Editor Award. Continue reading
Andes Mountain Top to Tennessee Valley
One week you’re climbing up to Machu Picchu. The next, you can barely climb out of bed. This was Jim Froula’s experience with COVID-19.
Froula (BS/ME ’67, MS/ME ’68), age 74, woke up to a near-constant cough. He and his partner, Mary Coffey, had just returned on March 16 from Peru and Ecuador. They were exploring the Galapagos when their travel company informed their group of 30 that Ecuador, now facing Coronavirus concerns, would close its borders within 24 hours. The day after a harried journey home, Froula’s cough was quickly succeeded by fever, severe lethargy, and shortness of breath—all tell-tale signs of the virus.
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Recognitions, May 27
The second half of May brings; a professor in the Tickle College of Engineering honored with Pioneer in Power Award; the College of Veterinary Medicine named a new Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies; a MABE Alum received the Prestigious Henry Granjon Award; a retired director of the U/T Gardens received the American Public Gardens Association Award of Merit; UT Extension named a new director of 4-H Youth Development; and nine students in TCE’s Department of Nuclear Engineering earned Nuclear Energy University Program Awards.
UT to Play Leading Role in NASA Aviation Revolution
A team led by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers is one of five selected by NASA as part of an overall investment of nearly $50 million to lead the next aviation revolution.
The goal of UT’s team is to produce much more aerodynamically capable aircraft, with NASA providing $9.9 million for the efforts upon final negotiations — believed to be the largest NASA award for a UT-led project.
“It is hugely gratifying to see the University of Tennessee recognized in this way,” said Chancellor Beverley Davenport. “This is a great example of how a public-private partnership and inter-institutional cooperation can result in solutions that address important challenges facing our world.
“We look forward to the success of this team and will point to it as an example of what corporate and university partners can accomplish when they join forces. Congratulations to Dr. Coder and his team.”