UTSI DESIGNATES DR. GEORGE GARRISON ‘PROFESSOR EMERITUS’ UPON RETIREMENT

For release December 19, 2005 UTSI DESIGNATES DR. GEORGE GARRISON ‘PROFESSOR EMERITUS’ UPON RETIREMENT Dr. George W. Garrison says he’s not “quitting, just backing down” from duties at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, nevertheless he has been designated as “Professor Emeritus.” “I’m not really leaving,” quipped Garrison. “They’re just paying me less.” He will continue […]

SPACE INSTITUTE MOVES INTO NEW PHASE IN DEVELOPING MHD-POWERED GENERATOR

For release December 7, 2005 SPACE INSTITUTE MOVES INTO NEW PHASE IN DEVELOPING MHD-POWERED GENERATOR The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s work on a light-weight magnetohydrodynamics-powered generator to produce super power for futuristic flights has entered a new phase with testing of the upgraded test facility. “We are still analyzing data from our test in […]

INSTITUTE PROFESSOR CHALLENGES VERMONT STUDENTS TO TACKLE EARTH’S ENERGY NEEDS

For release December 6, 2005 INSTITUTE PROFESSOR CHALLENGES VERMONT STUDENTS TO TACKLE EARTH’S ENERGY NEEDS A University of Tennessee Space Institute professor recently challenged a group of Vermont high school students to think, study, work hard, and help find unique answers for mankind’s energy needs. “Use your brains, be willing to work, be motivated as […]

UTSI STUDENT SEES ROLE OF ‘ELEVATOR’ IN FUTURE OUTER SPACE EXPLORATION

For release December 2, 2005 UTSI STUDENT SEES ROLE OF ‘ELEVATOR’ IN FUTURE OUTER SPACE EXPLORATION Steve Stasko, a doctoral student at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, believes an electrically-powered “space elevator” may some day ferry supplies to the moon at far less cost than rocket-propelled vehicles. Such an elevator – using only electrical […]

87 FROM INDUSTRY ATTEND UTSI COURSE IN WICHITA, KANSAS ON AIRCRAFT ICING

For release November 28, 2005 87 FROM INDUSTRY ATTEND UTSI COURSE IN WICHITA, KANSAS ON AIRCRAFT ICING Eighty-seven individuals from three aircraft manufacturers attended a recent University of Tennessee Space Institute course on aircraft icing in Wichita, Kansas. Richard Ranaudo, a professor in UTSI’s Aviation Systems Department, who initiated icing courses at the Institute, was […]

CONGRESS APPROPRIATES $1 MILLION FOR UTSI’S CARBON FIBER RESEARCH

For release November 23, 2005 CONGRESS APPROPRIATES $1 MILLION FOR UTSI’S CARBON FIBER RESEARCH In action awaiting the President’s signature, Congress has approved $1 million to support continued low cost carbon fiber research at The University of Tennessee Space Institute. U.S. Senators Bill Frist and Lamar Alexander announced that this appropriation is included in a […]

PAPER BY UTSI PROFESSOR & FORMER STUDENT OFFERS BETTER THERMAL SIMULATION METHODS

For release November 22, 2005 PAPER BY UTSI PROFESSOR & FORMER STUDENT OFFERS BETTER THERMAL SIMULATION METHODS A more efficient way of simulating the cooling of electronic packages is advocated in a recently published technical paper written by a University of Tennessee Space Institute professor and one of his former undergraduate students. “Our paper illustrates […]

CARUTHERS RETIRING JUNE 30

For release November 11, 2005 CARUTHERS RETIRING JUNE 30 Dr. John E. Caruthers announced today that he will retire effective June 30 as Associate Vice President of The University of Tennessee and chief operating officer of The UT Space Institute. “It has been a challenge to lead the Institute through the stormy seas of change,” […]