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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 […]

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AEDC’s Support to the Apollo Program in the 1960’s Presented by UTSI Alumni, Sam Dougherty

Tullahoma, TN – On Friday, July 12, Sam Dougherty of NASA’s Space Launch System in Huntsville, AL gave an insider’s view of the research and testing performed at AEDC in the 1960’s during the time of the Apollo programs.  There were approximately 80 in attendance at the UTSI View, mostly consisting of eager and bright […]

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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, […]

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Public Auction Surplus Seating on June 10, 2019

Public Auction Surplus Seating June 10, 2019 The University of Tennessee Space Institute offers for sale, “where-as-is-as-is” at public auction approximately 670 auditorium/theater seats to be configured in assorted lots.  The University reserves the right to change the number of lots, and its configuration before, or during the sale, at the auctioneer’s discretion.  Other lots […]

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UTSI Annual Service Awards

Tullahoma, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) held its Annual Service Awards Program on May 23rd to recognize faculty and staff for years of service at UTSI and accomplishments throughout the year.   Dr. Whorton, Executive Director and Patricia Burks–Jelks, Human Resource Director, were moderators for the program and expressed how special it […]

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2019 Spring Graduation Reception Held at UTSI

TULLAHOMA, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), held its Spring Graduation Reception on May 6, 2019, to recognize and honor students who received their MS or PhD since the summer of 2018.  There were a total thirty-five to graduate, twenty-six with an MS and nine with a Ph.D.  Ten of the graduates […]

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Post-Doctoral Gaoqiang Yang received the 2019 Professional Promise Award

KNOXVILLE, TN – Gaoqiang Yang joined in Dr. Feng-yuan Zhang’s group in the MABE Department in 2016 and is now a Research Scientist at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI). In the past three years he has mainly focused on applying 3D printing technologies to energy conversion devices, especially on electrolyzer cells for hydrogen […]

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Alicia Sherrod Takes 2nd Place at AIAA Student Conference

TULLAHOMA, TN –  The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each of AIAA’s six regions of the U.S. to help encourage students to discuss research, share knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering.  The students’ papers and presentations are sorted into three categories, Undergraduate, Masters, and Undergraduate […]

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UTSI HR Director; Patricia Burks-Jelks Nominated for ATHENA Award

NASHVILLE, TN – The ATHENA Award Program was established in 1982 to honor the achievements of exceptional women leaders and to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and business lives.  This year’s program held on March 28th, marked the programs 29th year, awarding and honoring more than 700 deserving women for their accomplishments […]

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Dr. Jackie Johnson receives Teaching Fellow Award

KNOXVILLE, TN – Dr. Jackie Johnson was one of only five awarded the Teaching Fellows Award from the UTK Tickle College of Engineering on April 11, 2019.  This award is presented to faculty members who possess an exceptional record of graduate and undergraduate teaching, a strong performance in teaching-related service activities, whose efforts clearly contribute […]

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