The University of Tennessee has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the N95 mask technology to developing systems to quickly and safely screen vaccines, as used by Moderna and Pfizer. These contributions were recently recognized by AUTM’s Better World Project, which named the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) as its 2020 Legend Award honoree and spotlighted its work on Gene Pool Innovations for its role in moving academic research from the lab to the marketplace.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has multiple graduate programs highly ranked in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings report—enough to earn a U.S. News Best Graduate Schools designation.
Developing the cleanup workforce of tomorrow requires time and an emphasis and investment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. To reach that goal, Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR is continuing its commitment to STEM education in the community, adding two new educational endeavors to its list of programs focused on reaching and educating students ranging from middle school to trade, community colleges and universities.
Amentum, a leading contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy, donated $50,000 to the Oak Ridge School District in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to help the district purchase curriculum-enhancing tools. Amentum’s donation will assist the schools with enhancing their instructional capabilities through the use of interactive panels, or smart boards, in kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms district wide.
Roane State is partnering in an effort to help middle and high school students in five local counties develop business savvy skills and learn how to become successful entrepreneurs. The college will be assisting in the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (EntreEd) ESTEAM Pitch Series. That virtual event will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, March 11, 2021.