Research

We conduct research that matters.

As a research-intensive institution, our students—undergraduate and graduate—delve further into subjects they may have only dreamed about.

Recent examples include advanced manufacturing institues, zero-energy housing, using supercomputers for medical breakthroughs, and studying diseases in species around the world.

But our collaborations are in no way limited to science.

From improving mental health and education to economics and taxation efficiencies, our work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world.

Research News

UT Students Encouraged to Enter ‘The Next MacGyver’ Contest

The 1980s television program MacGyver sparked interest in science. The National Academy of Engineering is hoping it can serve as inspiration to a new generation, and is sponsoring a contest for ideas for a show that would feature a female engineer in the lead role. UT students—male or female, engineer or not—are encouraged to enter.


New Community Engagement Grants Awarded for Local and International Projects

Five community-campus partnerships were awarded funds for projects that enhance the engagement mission of the university locally, nationally, and globally.


3D-Printed Shelby Cobra to be on Hand for Orange and White Game

The Shelby Cobra 3D printed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which served as a hallmark of American ingenuity during President Barack Obama’s East Tennessee visit in January, will be on display in the plaza near Gate 21 at the Orange and White Game.


Six Social Work Students Take First Place Honors in Statewide Contest

The examination of a policy that holds mothers criminally liable for substance abuse during pregnancy recently earned six UT undergraduates first place honors in a statewide competition.


50 Years Later: Student’s Project Giving Vietnam Vets a Chance to Reflect

Lindsey Bier, a graduate student in UT's College of Communication and Information, recently presented findings from interviews with Vietnam veteran at the College of Communication and Information Research Symposium


Three Students Selected for National Science Foundation Fellowships

Three UT doctoral students have been selected to be a part of the 2015 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.


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