Q2 FY19 Quarterly Research Report now available
Q2 FY19 Quarterly Research Report now available
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

A newsletter from the Office of Research and Engagement

Graduate Student Spotlight, Elizabeth Mae Scott in physics
On any given day, Elizabeth Mae Scott is on a platform high above the lab floor at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, positioning a probe inside a seven-meter-tall magnet.
Read more about Scott's research
Q2 FY19 Quarterly Research Activity Report
The Quarterly Research Activity Report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019 is now available for download on the Office of Research and Engagement website. The Quarterly Research Summary is a fiscal year-to-date comparison of award, proposal, and expenditure data cumulative for July 1, 2018–December 31, 2018.

Celebrate Our Graduate and Professional Students

Our graduate students have been working hard studying, writing, teaching, creating, and researching. That's why this week we are celebrating them during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. The graduate school has a running list of recognitions for graduate teaching assistants on their website, and anyone can add their own.
Janis Terpenny has been selected as the next Wayne T. Davis Endowed Dean's Chair and dean of engineering. She will join UT this summer. Janis currently serves as the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. She will join the university August 1.
Three students have made it to the final round in the 3 Minutes to Win It Research Challenge, a competitive showcase of UT’s undergraduate researchers that takes place annually around Research Week. Now it's up to you to decide who wins the prize! Voting is open from now until April 15. The Judges’ First Place will receive $300. 
Register to attend a presentation by Justin Sanchez, director of the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). On April 4, Sanchez will discuss how researchers can work with DARPA and outline BTO research interests.  
Science Minute Audiocast
Jeremy Smith, Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics and director of the University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Molecular Biophysics, discusses the power of supercomputers and how he is using them to find new plant-based drugs for diseases like cancer and diabetes in the latest episode of Science Minute.
Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week.

Faculty Invited to Attend Elements Workshops

The Office of the Provost will host three workshops for faculty who are new or who want to learn more about Elements, the faculty activity reporting system. The workshop on Thursday will be aimed at first-time users. Participants should bring a fully charged laptop to the workshop to work on their personal profiles. Lunch is provided to those who register. 
Visit the provost’s website to learn more or to RSVP.


20 graduate students awarded a cumulative $50,000 from NIMBioS—Alexa Pavon has design commemorated at Big Ears Festival—Penny White recognized with 2019 SEC Faculty Achievement Award
View all recent Recognitions

ORE to Host Associate Lab Director of ORNL

The Office of Research and Engagement is hosting a visit by Jeffrey Nichols, associate laboratory director for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)’s Computing and Computational Sciences. Nichols will discuss the technologies used in Summit, ORNL’s new supercomputer, and how supercomputers have changed the way science is conducted in the national lab complex.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

View details about these and more professional development opportunities on the ORE website.

Contact Us

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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