UTC Center for Urban Informatics and Progress Awarded $1.37M Grant From National Science Foundation

Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the National Science Foundation.  The funds will create “Smart Corridor+” along a section of the existing M.L. King Boulevard Smart Corridor, a 1.2-mile stretch in downtown Chattanooga used by CUIP to study traffic flow, public safety and transportation, environmental impacts and other quality-of-life issues.

Marsha Blackburn Supports TN Service Members & Strengthens National Defense Capabilities

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, led her colleagues in passing the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of Committee.

Y-12 Interns Major in Summertime Learning

This article features 3 of the 51 CNS interns, who hail from 13 states and 25 colleges. Y‑12 boasts 36 interns, while Pantex hosts 15. With an almost 50/50 split among male and female participants, the majority of interns, 33, are engineering majors, followed by computer science degree seekers.

Latest WalletHub Analysis Places Tennessee at #15 of Best States for Business Starts

Tennessee ranked #15 in WalletHub’s latest analysis of best states in which to start a business. According to the report, the Volunteer State placed #7 in terms of business environment which was weighted at 50 percent of the total points awarded. The other two categories each accounted for 25 percent of the total, and Tennessee placed #16 in terms of business costs, but #39 in access to resources.

ORAU Selected for NIH Path to Excellence Initiative

ORAU recently was selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health 2021 Path to Excellence and Innovation Initiative 2.0 cohort. The new NIH PEI 2.0 cohort is designed to assist in strengthening contracting opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while improving collaborations with small businesses.