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UT Ranked 46th in 2018 US News and World Report Rankings

  UT Ranked 46th in 2018 US News and World Report Rankings UT maintained its ranking of 46th among all public universities in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report undergraduate rankings released today. The university saw improvement in several metrics, including the reputation score from its peer institutions and the percentage of smaller classes.

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SKY & TELESCOPE MAGAZINE Great American Eclipse Tour at UTSI

SKY & TELESCOPE MAGAZINE Great American Eclipse Tour at UTSI By: Barbara Birdsong The Sky & Telescope Magazine’s Great American Eclipse Tour group visited the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) on Saturday, August 19 to tour the new solar observatory and to hear lectures. Over 100 tourists representing 5 nations and 21 US states, […]

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Event: Apollo – The Golden Age of Spaceflight Oct 13th

Apollo – The Golden Age of Spaceflight Cunningham, pilot on the first manned flight of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon, presents his personal view of “Man’s Greatest Adventure.” He provides his unique perspective on the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, including the philosophical, psychological and inspirational factors that were the driving force […]

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The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s Flight Research Group Flies Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment Mission

The University of Tennessee Space Institute’s Flight Research Group Flies Land-Atmosphere Feedback Experiment Mission Jonathan Kolwyck, Dr. Steve Brooks, and Greg Heatherly pose with the international field study group in front of the UTSI Piper Navajo Research Aircraft during the August LAFE study in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Photo by: Dr. Andreas Behrendt (Univ. of Hohenheim) […]

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The University of Tennessee Space Institute Names New Director of Center for Laser Applications

The University of Tennessee Space Institute Names New Director of Center for Laser Applications  Dr. Mark J. Balas was recently named Director of the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) and appointed Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, Tickle College of Engineering at the University […]

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UT Back in Space with Bresnik’s ISS Launch

UT Back in Space with Bresnik’s ISS Launch JULY 28, 2017 Astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik flew to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket today, the latest chapter in UT’s 35-year track record with NASA flight missions. Expedition 52 flight engineer Randy Bresnik. (NASA/Bill Ingalls) Bresnik earned his master’s degree in aviation systems […]

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UT alum begins four month rotation at International Space Station

UT alum begins four month rotation at International Space Station Astronaut and University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate Randy “Komrade” Bresnik will spend four months at the International Space Station following his flight there aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket Friday. The rocket departed the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:45 a.m. Friday and docked at the […]

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Service Aide I – Laborer

NEW UTSI POSITION POSTED ONLINE Service Aide I – Laborer – One vacancy, regular, full-time with benefits, Requisition Number 17000000Z4 (description attached) INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: To view the positions, visit the UTSI Employment website (Employment at UT).  Click on “External Applicants” in right hand column. Specify search criteria by entering Tullahoma in the […]

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Chen Awarded Contract for Early Cataract Detection

Chen Awarded Contract for Early Cataract Detection   Despite the medical advancement in the past decades, cataract remains the primary cause of blindness in the world, affecting more than 90 million people. Cataracts are formed when a protein, known as calpain, clouds the eye lens and impairs vision. The calpain protein is activated by triggers, […]

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UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition

UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – UTSI Graduate Students Receive First Place in IISE Student Paper Competition University of Tennessee Space Institute graduate research assistants Javad Seif and Brett Shields received first place in the student paper competition conducted by the construction division of the Institute of Industrial […]

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