MABE student Avah Cherry explored multiple locations throughout Italy with the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program, experiencing the cuisine, culture, and sights of Milan, Venice, Trento, and Bergamo during the study abroad trip.
EECS student Blake Milstead describes his experiences during a Cook Grand Challenge Honors study abroad trip to London.
A new UT program that recently wrapped its first year aims to boost undergraduate research opportunities in the Tickle College of Engineering.
Chris Pionke, associate professor who worked with first-year students since the creation of Engineering Fundamentals, retired from the college.
Jessica Jeffers is the coordinator for the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program. She also facilitates a service-learning course focused on outreach and community engagement.
Zach Cook, an honors student studying materials science and engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, passed unexpectedly on December 30, 2019.
Engineering Vols Lauren Jennings and Will Buttrey experienced the 2019 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London, England.
The impact of this collaboration was recognized and praised by judges at the 2018 Vex Robotics World Championship. At this event, Team YNOT received the prestigious Community Award, presented to the university-level team that demonstrated the most meaningful leadership and influence toward promoting STEM education in their local community.
“This building is the latest sign of both our growth and our university’s commitment to providing the best experience possible for our students,” said Dean Wayne Davis. “We will be able to enhance the educational journey of our honors students and our freshmen, and we will finally be able to have our nuclear engineering department be in a building worthy of their nationally recognized status.”
“We focus on the problem solving,” explained Faber, who teaches physics and engineering design to students in the Cook Grand Challenge Honors program. “We talk with them about whether the answer is reasonable and makes sense. There’s a lot of dialogue.”