March is National Nutrition Month; Engineering Vols Redesign Alcoa Highway
March is National Nutrition Month; Engineering Vols Redesign Alcoa Highway
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Behind the Scenes of a Sloan Research Fellowship Application
Mahshid Ahmadi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, is teaching robots to synthesize new materials in a smart way—she calls it the automated lab. One of her goals is to find cost effective and environmentally stable photovoltaic materials to replace expensive silicone. Recently, Ahmadi leveraged this work to win a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Read more about Ahmadi's path to becoming a Sloan Research Fellow
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Deadric Williams, UT's Department of Sociology
This year’s National Nutrition Month invites individuals and families to “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” highlighting the diversity of flavors in global cuisines. UT Extension is partnering with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for this month-long effort.
UT High Performance & Scientific Computing
Four UT Engineering Vols are working to shape the new design of Alcoa Highway, which connects Blount and Knox Counties. One section of the busy artery will be rerouted to the east and will serve as a higher speed route for people traveling to Knoxville.
Tara Moore, UT's Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
From sophisticated smartwatches to basic fitness trackers, electronic devices are helping an increasing number of people track physical activity. However, a 25-year study finds that while activity tracking is on the rise, our activity levels have been declining.
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UT Appoints Carrie Castille to Lead Insitute of Agriculture—Kivanc Ekici Named MABE Department Head—Rana Abudayyeh and Milagros Zingoni Receive National Education and Diversity Awards—Jeremy Kirk Named Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—Justin Rhinehart Named Assistant Dean for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Community Economic Development—Kendra Allen Receives Two NSBE Golden Torch Awards—Dan Wilson Awarded SIAM Early Career Prize 
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