A new National Science Foundation-backed initiative led by the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, the Knoxville Community Development Corporation (KCDC), and the United Way of Greater Knoxville hopes to change an automobile-dominated transportation system and a pronounced digital divide based on race, income, and rural-urban status.
Bridging the Gap—Project Aims to Increase Transportation Equity
Carbon-free Aircraft Propulsion; Greener Skies
Fred Wang led a recently concluded project that UT and Boeing conducted for NASA that explored a new, carbon-free means of electrified aircraft propulsion.
Accolades: Meteorology Managed, Scholarships Snagged, Traffic Bowl Won
John D. Tickle Professor Joshua Fu, above, was invited to speak at the Expert Meeting on Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD), held at the World Meteorological Organization Headquarters (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in late February.
Accolades: Boggs Brings It for Road Safety, Minneci Minimizes Material Stress
Boggs’s research includes examining self-driving vehicle crashes and disengagements and commercial vehicle parking shortage. The title of Boggs’s dissertation is “Analysis of Automated Vehicle Crashes and Disengagements.”
“We need to be thinking towards the future,” she said. “As we become increasingly more reliant on our devices as we travel, we need to understand the implications for this on infrastructure.”