Participating students from the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering represent multiple fields of study as they prepare to take their education to the next level. TLSAMP has given these students chances to attend research conferences, participate in the GEM program, benefit from the GRE prep program, and undertake undergraduate research.
TLSAMP Boosts Grad School Plans for Engineering Vols
The Conversation: X-Ray Vision via Fast Computers, 5G, and Radar that Goes Through Walls
Imagine if rescuers could see through the debris to spot survivors under the rubble, measure their vital signs and even generate images of the victims. This is rapidly becoming possible using see-through-wall radar technology.
Staff Spotlight: Ryan Blanchette
Ryan Blanchette is the college’s new data analyst, tasked primarily with gathering, cleaning, and summarizing data for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and US News College Rankings surveys.
Engineering Vols Compute the Switchgrass Harvest
“Harvesting switchgrass was definitely a different experience from what I normally do,” said Valerie Garcia-Negrón. “It made me realize how exciting and important it is to be in the field doing hands-on activities. Working with switchgrass helped our group obtain a holistic view of the project’s processing phases: harvesting plants, extracting lignin, converting lignin into carbon products, and modeling the carbon samples at the atomic- and meso-scales.”
Accolades: Engineers dig ORE, Thompson presents, Ahmadi publishes, Thakur competes
For women in higher education, talking about career advancement and ambitions can be taboo. This session offered a safe forum for women attendees to discuss aspirations, skill sets and experiences, and how these things fit within (or outside of) their respective organizations.
Staff Profile: Missy McDonald
“This past December, I earned my certification in research administration—an important milestone in my career that I’m proud of,” she said. “The best part about this job is that I get to help people almost every day, and I truly enjoy that.”
Accolades: Sarles is in the Spotlight, Taufer is One to Watch, T&T is in business, Busch is in the Band
Most people don’t walk around thinking about their bodies as a marvel of engineering. Then again, most people don’t know nearly as much about the properties of cells and their applications for engineering as Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Andy Sarles.
Cadet Klimowicz Sustains a Scholarly Summer
CEE student and ROTC cadet Kadee Klimowicz walked two paths as both an Air Force cadet in training and engineering researcher this summer.