As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.
Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electrical Energy Transmission Networks
CURENT is a collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories. CURENT performs research that confronts the electrical problems of energy generation, with a focus on transmission, storage, monitoring, power consumption, and management of a modernized electric grid. CURENT faculty and students engage in exchanges and collaborations with partner universities and research centers around the world. CURENT’s impact on the external community include funded research experiences for high school students, visiting undergraduates, and K-12 teachers. Research produced through CURENT results in new applied technologies that are directly deployed in the power and energy industry.
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