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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.
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is one of the newest members of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover mission.

Ashley Maynor, digital humanities librarian, has been named a “mover and shaker” in the library field by the national publication Library Journal.

Stephen Blackwell, a UT professor of Russian in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, has been getting a lot of attention for his book Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art — the first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov’s contributions as a scientist. Reviews have recently appeared in the New Yorker, Nature, and the Washington Post.


NASA Commander Scott Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, when he returned to Earth from his one-year mission aboard the International Space Station late Tuesday. UTSI is a part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering.

“I’m going to go home and jump in my pool,” Kelly said during his final press conference from space last week when asked what he would do once his mission was over.
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earth and planetary sciences, is the lead investigator of the Spitzer Space Telescope observations. The seven-day study, which began Thursday, is gathering infrared data at 18 different longitudes. The information will help scientists better understand the possible changes to the ice on the dwarf planet’s surface over the past 10 years.
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