The beginning of February brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty and alums: EECS Professor named director of National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office; College of Nursing clinical assistant professor selected for NLN Lead Program; UT staff member helped invent new solar technology; Aerospace engineering student earned a scholarship from the American Association of University Women; East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center employee honored with 2020 Director’s Award; Industrial engineering and mathematics major received Black Engineer of the Year Award’s (BEYA) Student Leadership Award; School of Art faculty exhibiting around the country; Five CEHHS alums and students received Teacher of the Year honors. Continue reading
Recognitions, October 14
The middle of October brings; A team from CURENT wins a R&D 100 Award; a TCE researcher is named an Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Materials Synthesis Investigator; a TCE professor earns the 2020 Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Engineering Educator and the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award; a Graduate Research Assistant receives the ASPE Student Scholarship; a professor in the Department of Geography and an associate professor in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education receive a grant from NEH; an undergraduate student in the Department of Plant Sciences earns the Mendenhall Award from GCSAA. Continue reading
Recognitions, September 4
Jay Whelan, head of UT’s Department of Nutrition, has been recognized with the Golden Achievement Award by the World Acrobatics Society and induction into the Gallery of Legends Hall of Fame.
The award is given to accomplished athletes who have gone on to have successful careers outside of their athletic accomplishments.
Research Shows Temperature, Glyphosate Increase Probability for Dicamba Volatility
Higher temperatures and mixing glyphosate with dicamba lead to increased atmospheric concentrations of dicamba, according to scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
Tom Mueller and Larry Steckel, both professors in the UT Department of Plant Sciences, examined dicamba measurements following an application to soil inside a humidome. The dicamba formulations examined were diglycolamine (Clarity) and diglycolamine + VaporGrip (XtendiMax). Both formulations were applied as a mixture with glyphosate (Roundup PowerMax), and XtendiMax was also applied alone. Applications were made across a range of temperatures and monitored for 60 hours. Researchers then used air samplers to collect dicamba from the atmosphere within the humidome.
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Recognitions, March 10
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- Two members of the AgResearch leadership team were recently honored at the annual Research Center Administrators Society (RCAS) meeting in Mobile, Alabama. Barry Sims, associate director of UT AgResearch, was recognized for completing his term as president of RCAS. Walt Hitch, center director for the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, received the Distinguished Service Aweard, given annually to one member who has made outstanding contributions to the society over an extended period of time.