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CURENT, EECS Faculty Win R&D 100 Award, Finalist for Another

The R&D 100 awards are much like the Oscars, but for researchers: It’s an honor just to be nominated as a finalist. Two teams from UT recently had that honor, with one team also named a winner. A team from the Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT) was chosen as a winner of a R&D 100 Award in the Software/Services category for their Large-scale Test Bed (LTB). Another team from the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) was honored as a R&D 100 Finalist in that same category for their Deep Convolutional Neural Network for N-1 (DCNNN). Continue reading

World Acrobatic Society Recognizes UT Professor’s Achievements

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.

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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.

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