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Staff Spotlight: Mark Volk Brings Reliability Experience to RMC

Mark Volk joined UT’s Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) as the reliability project manager in 2020. He oversees the RMC Training Factory, the Futures Lab, RMIC certification projects, student projects, training development and delivery, and interfaces with RMC partners.

Staff Spotlight: Wanda Turpin Helps Vols Plan to Go Pro

Wanda Turpin is the administrative specialist for our Engineering Professional Practice office. Her role keeps her on the forefront of the program, providing information, coordinating appointments with advisors, and planning events like the Engineering Expo or the annual cookout.

Nuclear Engineering Sweeps Up $3.2M in NEUP Awards

Several faculty in the department have been awarded grants from the US Department of Energy totaling $3.2 million through the $48.8 million given through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). This year, the program supports 69 university-led nuclear energy research and development projects in 27 states. The NEUP seeks to maintain US leadership in nuclear […]

YNOT Robotics Team Wins World Championship

The team also earned the Excellence Award, the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics competition. This award is presented to the team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a high-quality robotics program including design innovation, build quality, autonomous programming, engineering design process, personal interview, and documentation through an engineering notebook.

Staff Spotlight: Adam Cain Maintains Materials Machines

Adam Cain joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2017 as the senior IT technologist. In this role, he offers support for faculty and staff computers, software licensed to the department, new computer purchases, and most anything IT related that is not covered by campus-wide OIT.

Kilic and Coble Aspire to Share Mentoring Plans

The Tickle College of Engineering enjoyed a strong presence at the 2021 Aspire Summer Institute for STEM Faculty and Faculty Developers, held June 7–11 via online sessions. Associate Dean Ozlem Kilic and Associate Professor Jamie Coble presented on a planned mentoring program that would offer support for women in PhD studies who are interested in pursuing faculty positions and more.

Staff Spotlight: Leah Buffington Makes Sure Every Event is Special

“One of my favorite things to do is partner people with vendors and other campus units,” said Buffington. “I enjoy developing relationships with a variety of vendors and then sharing them with my TCE colleagues. Need a balloon artist? Custom linens? The perfect orange popcorn? Just let me know!”