John Utley, a senior in mechanical engineering, was interviewed via satellite by WREG-TV while in Los Angeles for the EcoCAR 2 competition. EcoCAR 2 is a three-year collegiate engineering competition in which students design and build their own hybrid car.
UT is home to the nation’s first fully-automated electric bike sharing stations thanks to civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Chris Cherry. Cherry and his team are collecting data on a number of questions related to safety, environmental impact, and travel behavior to see if electric bikes could become more popular here in the US.
A strong community is not unlike a computer. It needs good hardware—transportation, housing and infrastructure—and software—education, health care, and workforce development. A groundbreaking study conducted by UT researchers sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of communities in Appalachia.
Internationally renowned motivational speakers Paul Nussbaum and Tamara Kleinberg will join students from around the world in the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals May 23-26 on the UT campus. The competition is one of UT’s largest outreach activities of the year and draws about 15,000 elementary, middle, and high school youth to compete in activities that