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A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

climate change
The effects of climate change in the tropics are manifesting as changes in species abundances, shifts in ranges, and changes in the timing of life history events, like fruiting and flowering of trees, according to a literature review authored by Kimberly Sheldon, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Learn more about Sheldon's research

Engagement and Outreach Conference: Registration Open

The University of Tennessee will host its second Engagement and Outreach Conference October 29 in the Student Union Ballroom from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is Partnering for Impact. Faculty will present on their community partnerships around such priority topics as health, housing, homelessness, substance abuse, education, and evaluation.
The event is open to faculty, staff, students, and nonprofits. It is free but registration is required.
Find the full agenda and register at engagement.tennessee.edu.

From Idea to Plan: New Research Plan Empowers Emerging Leaders

A new type of internal seed program at UT is designed to support recently tenured faculty members who have a big idea, but not a full team or complete research plan. The Expanding Horizons Research Seed, offered through the Office of Research and Engagement, provides awardees with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead large teams or centers, and up to $50,000 in seed grant funding.
Learn more and apply at research.utk.edu.
Science in Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, and Harold Edgerton, Works from the Bank of America Collection
Three UT librarians will share their specialized knowledge of film and photography at programs co-sponsored with the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The exhibition, Science in Motion, highlights three photographers who used groundbreaking techniques to allow us to see what was previously unseen.
By using certain microbes in a dry anaerobic digester, CEE Professor Qiang He and colleagues will be able to convert carbon from food waste into methane for electricity, with leftover residue being used as a soil supplement for farmers and anywhere that needs a rich soil amendment.
3D Printing
The strength of 3D-printed products could be improved through a new technique developed by  UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists. The new process could strengthen 3D-printed bonds to withstand 200 percent more transverse stress, according to coauthor Mark Dadmun, professor of chemistry and ORNL–UT joint faculty member.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Find more development opportunities on the ORE website or on the events calendar.

2020 UTRF Technology Maturation Grant: Call for Submissions

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is announcing a call for submissions for the 12th annual UTRF Technology Maturation Grant program and the opportunity to win up to $15,000. The program—which is open to UT researchers, faculty, staff and students—aims to assist researchers in advancing their technologies on the path to market.
Review all requirements and deadlines at utrf.tennessee.edu.


Tyvi Small named permanent Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement—Pete Paueksakon ranked as reginal winner in international research competition—Justin McKinney appointed as new director of AgResearch Center—Jim Rosenberg named director of corporate engagement for healthcare—John Camobell inducted into Hall of Fame
Read all recent Recognitions

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Office of Research and Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-3466
Email: research@utk.edu
Website: research.utk.edu
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