In late November of 2016, a single spark started a fire on a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) that quickly became one of the largest natural...
Category: Natural Sciences
Collecting Plants Jessica Budke’s fascination with plants stems from a family vacation to the Missouri Botanical Gardens when she was in high school. Although she grew up going to the...
Neil Williams started his college career as a biology student with hopes of going to medical school. However, all that changed when he took organic chemistry. “I fell in love...
UT physicist Robert Grzywacz has contributed to the discovery of four new elements recently added to the periodic table. One of them, element 117, has been named Tennessine. (Photography by Brian Notess)
Kelsey Ellis started storm chasing while earning a master’s degree at Mississippi State University. Since then she has made an annual trip to the Great Plains each May to witness supercell thunderstorms and tornados firsthand.
On one December morning Larry McKay suited up in a rain coat and rubber boots and headed out into the Tennessee River basin. A couple dozen other people joined him.. What were they searching for?
Timothy Deidesch and Mohammad Moniruzzaman are the first two recipients of the Penley Fellowship which provides a graduate student with resources to pursue a research project or creative endeavor of exceptional promise.
Undergraduate Jordan Roach’s experience in a UT lab is a pathway to realizing his dream at St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
The UT Pro2Serve Math Contest aims to encourage interest in mathematics, and to encourage the state’s brightest math students to attend college, work, and live in Tennessee.
Shelby Stavretis spent two weeks last summer attending the National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering working with top scientists at two national research laboratories.
Founded just three years ago, NeuroNET (Neuroscience Network of East Tennessee) was created in response to the rapidly growing neuroscience research and teaching presence across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), the UT Medical Center of Knoxville (UTMCK) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
When Ashley Charest walked across the stage at the May 2014 Commencement, she never anticipated landing a position at a national research institute.