Featured photo: From left: State Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville), Tickle College of Engineering Dean Matthew Mench, State Rep. John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge), State Rep. Michele Carringer (R-Knoxville), Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and UT Professor Tony Schmitz pose for a photo at the ACE “train the trainers” event at UT. Photo By: IACMI/Shawn Millsaps
- Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and several members of the Tennessee General Assembly observed a “train the trainers” workshop at UT Knoxville this summer. The workshop, part of America’s Cutting Edge, imparted new skills to educators with a machining background. The workshop was held in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and the UT–Oak Ridge Innovation Institute.
- Y-12 National Security Complex, a major manufacturer in national security, is set to augment its technology development and innovate its business processes through the expertise of UT Knoxville faculty, students and research facilities. The $9.5 million agreement between UT and Consolidated Nuclear Security—which operates both Y-12, located in Oak Ridge, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, for the National Nuclear Security Administration—will run through September 2026.
- UT Knoxville is among the 14 member universities of the Southeastern Conference forming a new artificial intelligence consortium to share educational resources and best practices such as curricular materials, certificate and degree program structures, and online presentations of seminars and courses.
Supply Chain Top Ranked Program in North America
The graduate supply chain programs in the Haslam College of Business rank first among programs in North America, according to a report from Gartner, a leading industry research organization. As a hub for supply chain management thought leadership and talent development, UT Knoxville is known for its industry-relevant curriculum, groundbreaking research and top-ranked faculty.
- Michel Ballings was appointed an Amazon Visiting Academic, the university’s first faculty member to participate in the program. An assistant professor of business analytics and statistics, Ballings will coach junior scientists and review technical and scientific work materials.
- Tickle College of Engineering’s John Schwartz is working with municipal separate storm sewer systems across Tennessee to establish an Urban Waters Report Card to help improve stormwater management programs.
- Michael Stewart was named the next director of the Pride of the Southland Marching and Athletic Bands, associate director of wind studies and WJ Julian Endowed Professor. He was the associate director of bands at UTK.
Record Donor Support Reported
Volunteers from across the world stepped forward together in support of students during the 2021–22 fiscal year. A record number of 60,142 donors committed more than $264 million to enhance educational opportunities and provide the resources students need to succeed.
UTK Launches Robot Food Delivery
UT Knoxville launched a robot food delivery service on campus, with nearly 50 autonomous on-demand robots delivering from 16 campus eateries to anywhere on campus.