Today we hiked to the summit of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the United Kingdom! It is located in the Scottish Highlands and stands at 4,409 feet. We started the hike around 10:30 a.m. and it took us nearly six hours to finish.
The next generation of supercomputers, called exascale (a quintillion floating point operations per second), holds promise for solving some of the most demanding problems in numerical modeling. But as scientists worldwide, including Dongarra, work to develop the hardware for these machines, the software to run them remains elusive.
Since 1993, Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at UT has led the ranking of the world’s top 500 supercomputers. The much-celebrated bi-annual TOP500 list is compiled using Dongarra’s benchmark system, called Linpack. It is the most widely recognized and discussed metric for ranking high-performance computing systems.
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, an authority in the physics of functional materials, has been named the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. He has also been appointed as deputy director for science and technology at ORNL.
These educators deliver STEM content of science, technology, engineering, and math along with social studies and language arts to 4th-8th graders in Tennessee public and private schools.
This STEM Teacher Workshop is a joint endeavor of STEMspark and UT’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR); both have contributed funds for this work.
The Tennessee Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Innovation Network and Battelle are sponsoring the UT College of Engineering’s Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9) June 23-28, 2013, at the UT Knoxville campus.
TCE students and faculty are one week into the 2013 Engineering in London program. The weather has been cooperating in a most non-London-like way, and our students are excited about adventures planned for their first free weekend.
Aqua-Chem Inc. and the University of Tennessee’s Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering are teaming up to assist Aqua-Chem in continuous process improvements. The university will have a diverse group of twenty-eight students, representing six countries, descend on Aqua-Chem from July 2-26, 2013, to look at continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of: Warehouse, Materials, Engineering, and Manufacturing.
Dr. Wes Hines, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, led twelve students on a tour of nuclear facilities in Prague, Czech Republic, during a mini-term program abroad in May of 2013. The students also participated in a reactor-physics training program for which they will receive upper-division laboratory credit in the nuclear engineering program.
With the expansion of the College of Engineering’s faculty-led engineering programs this summer, our application pool has greatly increased, and the College is very pleased to be able to respond to this demand and support a larger number of students for programs this year.
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