Summer 2022 bootcamps for America’s Cutting Edge are under way in Knoxville, Tennessee. The initiative, led and funded by the US Department of Defense, has its roots in East Tennessee and is working to revitalize the machine tool industry as a central component of America’s global manufacturing competitiveness.
After 27 years at the helm of UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, Bill Fox is stepping down to serve as special advisor to the chancellor. He will provide economic analysis to inform the areas of budget and finance, workforce development, corporate engagement and public policy.
Two seniors will travel to Ankara, Turkey and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to learn languages considered crucial to the United States’ future security and stability.
Jack Schwartz, a second-year political science PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, from Lambertsville, Michigan, will pursue Arabic in Amman, Jordan, with support from a Boren Fellowship.
The US Department of State announced that 26 students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. This is UT’s highest number of Gilman recipients in a single award cycle and totals over $100,000 in scholarships.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has announced the 15 incoming students in the Haslam Scholars Program, its premier undergraduate honors program. Twelve are from Tennessee and the rest are from Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas.
The inaugural Rocky Top Business Awards will recognize the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UT alumni. Nominations are open through August 14.
Veterinary medicine graduate Kate Stanford is improving the quality of life for working dogs through physical rehabilitation.
Stephanie M. Noble was selected for the honor from a group of more than a thousand business professors who received nominations from students and faculty across the country.
Social work master’s graduate Jonah Freed combined his interests in mental health and helping immigrants to make a lasting difference.
Turning the city’s rotting food into rich soil is just one of the ways graduate student Marilyn Reish is sowing the seeds of a better community.
Six businesses by eight students were awarded a total of $20,000 in funding. The competition split the funding into two categories based on the startups’ scalability.