TULLAHOMA, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), hosted three local representatives. They toured the Tennessee Aerothermodynamics Laboratory (TALon), and The Center for Laser Applications (CLA) on September 23rd. Republican Representative Iris Rudder from Winchester, TN is the Vice-Chair of the House Government Operations Committee, as well as Education and Judiciary Committees. Republican Representative Mark White from Memphis, TN serves as Chair of the House Education Committee as well as other educational subcommittees. Republican Representative Sam Whitson from Franklin, TN is the Chair of the House Infrastructure Subcommittee and is a member of the House of Transportation, Health, Finance, Ways, and Means Committees.

Dr. John Schmisseur and GRA discussing research in the TALon Lab.  Photos taken by Laura Horton.

One of Dr. Zhang’s GRAs discussing the operations of the NANO Help Lab

Dr. Lino Costa discussing the CLA Clean Room to our guests

Representatives and UTSI personnel welcome Iris Rudder