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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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4th Annual Wu Student Presentation Competition

TULLAHOMA, TN – The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) held the 4th Annual Wu Student Presentation Competition on Friday, March 29, 2019.  There were ten presenters, all MS or Ph.D. students attending UTSI.  Each student had 15 minutes to present, which included taking questions from judges or the audience.  The 1st place winner received […]

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Office of Research & Engagement Recognizes Excellence in Research

KNOXVILLE, TN – On Monday, March 25th, multiple UT Space Institute faculty were recognized at the UT Knoxville Office of Research and Engagement 2019 Research Awards Luncheon.  Dr. John Schmisseur, H.H. Arnold Chair and B.H. Goethert Professor, was recognized for the Largest New Research Portfolio in the university while the Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering […]

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Big Week for the Space Institute Highlights Leadership in Aerospace & Defense Research

TULLAHOMA, TN – Dr. John Schmisseur; H.H. Arnold Chair, B.H. Goethert Professor and director of the HORIZON program at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), hosted a three day workshop entitled, “Hypersonic Technology Maturation & Transition,” on the UTSI campus from March 26th to the 28th which brought together scientists and engineers from Lockheed […]

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