The CLA makes critical advances toward the future competitiveness of technological industries and institutions through education, innovation, and service.
Our research mission is growing. The funding provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, coupled with support from the university, provided valuable leverage for sponsored research. The research awards continue to increase. This growth is possible because of the dedication of our faculty and the support of THEC and UTSI.
CLA remains active in Outreach and Business Development. The faculty are active in scientific conferences and local business meetings. Productivity among Center faculty has been outstanding during the last five-year period. During fiscal years 2018 through 2022, Center faculty published 194 peer reviewed articles, 8 book chapters, and presented (or had abstracts accepted) at 102 regional, national, and international meetings.
For an in-depth look at CLA’s mission, productivity, and financials, please see our most recent annual report.