Thursday, March 13, 2008
Writer: Shanna Relford
UTSI Students at UT Day on the Hill
UT Space Institute students Josh Batterson and Jesse Labello (shown above left to right) represented the UTSI campus at UT Day on the Hill on Feb. 27. These student leaders mingled with state lawmakers in Nashville’s Legislative Plaza spreading the word about UT’s middle Tennessee campus. Jesse finished his Master’s degree in Physics in December and is continuing to work toward a Ph.D. at UTSI. Originally from Livingston, LA, Jesse is now UTSI’s Student Government Association (SGA) President and enjoys golf, fishing, softball, working out, skydiving, white water rafting, and flying. Josh finished his Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in the fall of 2007 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of hydrodynamic instabilities. Josh is originally from Indiana, but has been at UTSI since 2005, and currently serves as UTSI’s SGA Vice President of Finance and the UTSI Recreations and Athletics Club President. When he’s not in the lab or the classroom, Josh enjoys golf, softball, football, other intramural sports, reading, and movies.