UTSI Supports Three Donation Drives this Holiday Season

TULLAHOMA, TN – The Employee Relations Committee, (ERC) at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, (UTSI) supported three charity drives this holiday season.  Collectively, they donated 283 non-perishable food items to the Good Samaritan in Franklin County, pet supplies which included food, treats, toys and collars to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter, and toys for kids […]

From Berlin to Manchester with Mr. Winfried “Wimp” Goethert

From Berlin to Manchester with Mr. Winfried “Wimp” Goethert TULLAHOMA, TN – The American Institute of Aeronautics (AIAA) Tennessee Section hosted a talk on November 20th by Mr. Winfried “Wimp” Goethert.   Wimp explained how he and his family came to Tennessee post WWII.  His father, Dr. Bernard Goethert was one of the founding fathers of […]

Leonard and Johnson Receive Complimentary Handbooks from Springer

Drs. R. Lee Leonard and Jacqueline A. Johnson recently received complimentary copies of The Springer Handbook of Glass from Springer International Publishing. The handbook, edited by Drs. J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu, Juejun, and Laurent Calvez, covers the current understanding of glass materials. Each chapter is devoted to a particular topic relating to glass and […]

New book published by UTSI Professor, Dr. Christian Parigger and Jim Hornkohl

TULLAHOMA, TN – Dr. Christian Parigger has been with the University of Tennessee Space Institute, (UTSI) since 1996 as an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, working and conducting research in the Center for Laser Applications, (CLA).  His main focus is on fundamental and applied spectroscopy, nonlinear and quantum optics, ultrafast phenomena, ultrasensitive diagnostics, biomedical […]

The UT Space Institute’s First Star Party

TULLAHOMA, TN – On November 1, The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) held its first Star Party with over 150 in attendance.  The Hands-on Science Center brought their planetarium and also instructed kids in building and shooting straw rockets. The STREAM van, sponsored by the Franklin County Board of Education and the Franklin County […]

The UT Space Institute’s Auditorium Renovation

The UT Space Institute’s Auditorium Renovation TULLAHOMA, TN – Over the last several months the Space Institute’s auditorium has gone under major renovation which includes:  new seating, concrete floor refinishing and new carpeting down the aisles, sound panel installation, audio system replacement, new LED lighting throughout and the refinishing of the wooden stage.  Special thanks […]

UTSI receives NASA Flight Simulator as a Donation

TULLAHOMA, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) recently acquired an Ice Contamination Effects Flight Training Device (ICEFTD) from NASA Glenn and Mr. Tom Ratvasky in Cleveland, OH.  The flight simulator was developed by NASA for flight training and provides a unique opportunity for attendees to experience and understand important flight characteristics related […]

Meet the UT Space Institute’s Summer Interns, 2019

Tullahoma, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute holds a nine week summer internship program for undergraduate students from across the US every summer.  Each intern is assigned to one or more professors specializing in a field of expertise ranging from Hypersonics, Space Propulsion, Biomedical, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering.  At the end of the […]

Meet the UT Space Institute’s Summer Interns, 2019

Tullahoma, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute holds a nine-week summer internship program for undergraduate students from across the US every summer.  Each intern is assigned to one or more professors specializing in a field of expertise ranging from Hypersonics, Space Propulsion, Biomedical, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering.  At the end of the program, […]