“Engineering is a deeply creative discipline,” said Maginn. “There’s no limit, no playbook for what you can use your degree for. Having an engineering degree is more like a blank check—you can create your own career.”
With the need for experts in such areas certain to rise, the nuclear engineering department at UT recently began to offer a minor in decommissioning, the first program of its kind at a US university.
NE senior Amanda Bachmann won the Women in Nuclear Region II Leadership Award at the US Women in Nuclear Region II Conference held in Oak Ridge, April 10–12, topping two finalists in the professional sector.
“It was great to see all the people come out for this year’s event,” said Jess Ossyra, who helped plan and coordinate the conference. “We had a lot of interesting and important discussions, ones that should continue beyond the scope of just this particular gathering.”
UT Distinguished Professor Jack Dongarra has been named a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society, joining previously inducted icons of science such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. “This honor is both humbling because of others who have been so recognized and gratifying for the acknowledgement of the research and work […]
“One of the biggest concerns in cleanup efforts is the effect the spill has on people’s health and livelihood,” Hazen said. “It’s not just that oil itself is harmful and potentially even flammable, but you have to be careful what kind of chemicals you expose crews to while trying to clean or contain the oil.”
“The ideas we tackle in class are thought up at the highest levels. They can be from any number of applications, but are always related to some problem, task, or job at hand.”
“You can also come see me if you need a Tide pen or other random things that I always keep on me,” she said. “I guess after being a mom-on-the-go, I am prepared for anything. I have pulled out the Tide pen before for a student who dropped food on his tie once and was getting ready to go to the Engineering Expo.”
“Our spring banquet provides an opportunity to recognize students that have chosen to add experience to their education,” said program director Todd Reeves. “We are grateful to Mike Stone for providing the resources for the Stone Leadership program which also provides for the funding of this event.”
“Our team kept its composure and made an amazing comeback at the end,” said Shannon Sharp, also a sophomore in mechanical engineering. “When they announced that we had won, we went crazy and celebrated ecstatically for UT’s win.”