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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, will join the newly created Expert Educator Team to help spread the growth of advanced manufacturing education through colleges.

“Our role will be to work with researchers and partners to identify areas of need in advanced manufacturing, particularly with lightweight materials,” said Duty. “We will then create a knowledge base and curricula surrounding those areas so that we can better prepare students for careers.”

The three groups working together to back the idea—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences—selected Duty and five other leading experts for the task.
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  • GeoAir, a startup company founded by MBA candidate Alex Adams, won top prize at last week’s fall 2016 Vol Court Pitch Competition. Adams won $1,500, a year of free office space in the UT Research Foundation Business Incubator, consulting services courtesy of PYA, legal advice from Morehous Legal Group, and a yearlong subscription to TurboFunder provided by Funding Sage.

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