Innovation is everywhere. The University of Tennessee Research Foundation is proud to support innovations from all colleges and departments across the University of Tennessee System. While most disclosures are STEM focused, recent disclosures have come from UT’s Facility Services, Department of Theater, College of Social Work, UTIA-Extension, School of Music, and College of Architecture and Design, showcasing the wide range of translation research happening across the UT System.
The U.S. Department of Defense has announced the awarding of five grants totaling approximately $25 million under the “Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program” administered by its Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, and a University of Tennessee, Knoxville-led consortium is one of the recipients.
A recent series of camps teaching computer numerically controlled machining focused on training the current and future workforces that will be using this advanced manufacturing method of production. Held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, and Pellissippi State Community College, the camps welcomed participants ranging from pre-college teens to current professionals.
A recent National Science Foundation grant involving faculty in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering will further strengthen that presence through the establishment of the Center for Composite and Hybrid Materials Interfacing.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy announced that Bill Lyons will join the center’s staff as the inaugural director of policy partnerships. A professor emeritus of political science at UT, Lyons will begin in his new role September 20.