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Taylor Eighmy

Robert Nobles, associate vice chancellor for research, has been named interim vice chancellor for research and engagement effective September 1.

Vice Chancellor Taylor Eighmy will leave the university at the end of the month to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Robert is well qualified to help us continue the great momentum for increasing research grants and contracts, strengthening our partnerships, and supporting the research, creative activity, and outreach efforts of our faculty and students. He brings great knowledge, passion, and optimism to the role and has worked closely within the division and across the university around many important matters,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport in a message sent Wednesday to the campus community.
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FY15 Annual Report

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The Office of Research and Engagement’s fiscal year 2015 data continues to show an increasingly competitive world for federal funding. Despite this trend, our work with the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy remains strong. There are many efforts underway to expand our funding base, some of which are highlighted in the News and People section of this report.

The Tickle College of Engineering, in concert with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been deeply involved in winning one of the institutes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation—IACMI—and collaborating on four other winning institutes.
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