A BBC News crew came to Tennessee last week to look a the state’s emerging role in new advanced manufacturing techniques in the wake of the January announcement by the White House that UT would lead a new $259 million initiative known as IACMI, the the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.
Under a pair of articles, Nashville, Tennessee: The New Detroit? and The return of the Made In America label? BBC correspondent Linda Yueh talked to officials in Nashville, Knoxville and Oak Ridge about the state’s growing importance in manufacturing, from cars to carbon fiber.
The stories highlighted several UT students, as well as Matt Murray, director of the Baker Center, and ORNL’s Craig Blue, new CEO of IACMI.