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ACRP University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University is hosting the Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor to address issues currently facing airports and the National Airspace System. Student winners earn cash prizes and for first place design submissions, the opportunity to present at a professional venue and to receive this award at a Ceremony at the National Academies in Washington, DC.

Deadline tomorrow for Undergraduate Awards!

UA Awards DeadlineThe Deadline for The Undergraduate Awards is tomorrow midnight!

The Undergraduate Awards is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to have work, that they have already completed, internationally recognized, get published and get invited to the exclusive UA Global Summit to meet all the other winners!

Submitting your work takes less than five minutes and as the deadline is tomorrow there is no need to register.

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Students Win Human Resource Competition a Third Time

Students from UT’s Haslam College of Business have won the regional Society for Human Resource Management case competition for the third time in the past five years. Twenty-two schools competed in the event, which was held last month in Cincinnati. UT’s undergraduate team included McCall Beckler, Sarah Norris, Catherine Hawkins, Evan Corlew, and Shea Lowe—all human resource majors.

Read more on Tennessee Today

Senior Directs Documentary Featured in Festival

With a couple of films already to his credit, Ben Murphy is part of UT’s first graduating class of cinema studies majors.

The new cinema studies program, part of the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary major and minor devoted to studying the artistic, cultural, and political dimensions of motion pictures.

Read the full story here.

The Undergraduate Awards

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has joined with the Undergraduate Awards to promote opportunities for recognition to UT students. The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan disciplinary academic awards program. Students submit work online and it is judged by a panel of Irish and International judges. The winners are brought to Ireland for a 4-day Global Summit, published in The Undergraduate Journal and recognized as the best in their field.

Students are recognized as the best and most innovative in their field – a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or their chosen career. UT students (Class of 2014, 2015, or 2016) can submit up to 3 different already completed  papers/projects across 25 categories, including visual art, anytime before May 29.

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Two UT Juniors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Ben-BrockTwo University of Tennessee, Knoxville, juniors—Benjamin Brock and Adam LaClair—have been named 2015 Goldwater Scholars. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program awards scholarships to students studying mathematics, science and engineering. Each scholarship provides a $7,500 award for undergraduate study and research.

goldwater--adamBrock, of Jefferson City, Tennessee, is a Haslam Scholar majoring in computer science. He has done research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh and UT.

LaClair, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is majoring in mathematics and computer science. He plans to pursue a doctorate in mathematics and wants to teach mathematics at the university level.

Sahba-210x300Junior Sahba Seddighi received an honorable mention. Seddighi, of Knoxville, Tennessee, is majoring in neuroplasticity and degenerative diseases through the College Scholars program. Seddighi plans to pursue a medical degree and a doctoral degree in neuroscience.

Congratulations to all!

Undergraduate Research in the News

Students go beyond traditional classroom learning

3-D printing, museums, philosophy and waterproof surfaces all have one thing in common: They are just a few of the areas of research that several undergraduate students are conducting right now. Every year, there are over 1,000 undergraduate students on UT’s campus that work with various professors and faculty to research different fields. These students are exposed to new cutting-edge technology and are given opportunities to work either directly with a professor, attend a research seminar or work for an off-campus industry or research facility.

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