When University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD candidate Erica Grant was an undergraduate physics major, a visit to a hacker convention in Las Vegas inspired her to try to improve the security of smart locks. Her invention, Quamtum Lock, is now a finalist in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition.
Karns Middle School music teacher Kami Lunsford, a 2006 music education alumna, was named Tennessee Teacher of the Year for the 2020–21 academic year.
Maya Bian (’20), a recent graduate of the College Scholars program, was selected as a winner in the prestigious Global Undergraduate Awards competition for her work on long-term care in China, where her extended family lives.
When Elizabeth Derryberry saw how dramatically traffic decreased during shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Knoxville, Tennessee, professor wondered how the reduced noise might affect bird song.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s combination of academics, community, and traditions makes it the perfect choice to call home for first-year students who are pursuing a variety of studies.
First-year biochemistry major and Haslam Scholar Jalen Humphreys was prepared for academic achievement by his parents.
Luis Mata, a senior political science major, is one of approximately 1,330 Latino students on campus. While the roads that brought them to Rocky Top may be distinct, there is a connection—a commitment to supporting one another, overcoming together, and proudly staking a claim for what it means to be a Volunteer in their skin.
Voter education, registration, and participation in elections has dramatically increased on campus since organizers began hosting civic summits and formed the Vols Vote Coalition.
Researchers want to determine whether decomposing body nutrients might alter leaf color enough to aid searches for missing persons.
Since she arrived in Knoxville, Black scholar and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, sociologist Enkeshi El-Amin has been building bridges between academia and local communities.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Herbarium is part of a multimillion-dollar grant to digitize and study bryophytes and lichens, two important species in cryptobiotic communities.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is leading an effort to develop a research network focused on sustainable urban systems for food, energy, and water.