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  • Clay Jones began serving as president of the Alumni Board of Directors on July 1. Jones was named a Torchbearer (UT’s highest undergraduate honor) as a student. His is the former chairman and CEO of Rockwell Collins Inc, and he and his wife established the Director of Leadership Programming Endowment (used to expand students’ leadership opportunities across campus).
  • Eric Wade, assistant professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has received a new R15 award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, “Quantifying and Reducing Motor Compensation after Stroke in Ambient Settings.” Continue reading

White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity for political, educational and scientific leaders to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities.

UT President Joe DiPietro and UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy, and officials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory were part of delegation from the state that made up more than ten percent of all attendees, according to Teknovation, a newsletter devoted to technological innovation.
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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.”

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

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