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.
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