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Engineering students give special needs children the gift of play

Thu, 21 Dec 2017

The Toys for All Tots student organization hosts workshops to teach other students and community members how to adapt battery-powered toys so that children with limited mobility can activate them on their own.

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Wyatt Tenhaeff shares ‘Oscar of Invention’ for safer electric car battery

Thu, 21 Dec 2017

A safer lithium-ion battery that reduces the risk of fire in electric vehicles, developed by a University chemical engineer and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named one of R&D Magazine's 100 inventions of the year.

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Engineering students recognized for excelling in humanities

Mon, 18 Dec 2017

Astra Zhang '18, a double major in electrical and computer engineering and in studio arts, and Ivan Suminski '18, a mechanical engineering major who is earning a dual degree in violin performance will share this year's Wells Award.

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Knox elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017

As a teenager, Wayne Knox ’79, ’84 (PhD) “sometimes filled the house with smoke” while building short wave radios and other electronic gadgets from scratch. Now the optics professor is among this year's NAI fellows.

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Scientist’s accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

How did water vapor became integral to the development and design of a novel device for detecting the DNA biomarkers affiliated with disease?

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Cutting-edge science leads to cut-free biopsies

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

What if biopsies could be performed noninvasively as part of the initial procedure, so surgeons would know immediately whether additional cancerous tissue needed to be removed?

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‘Microbubbles’ boost search for head, neck cancer treatment

Wed, 25 Oct 2017

A Medical Center team recently received a $3.8 million grant to continue their investigation of an innovative technology that could lead to preventative treatments for radiation damage in patients.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

Mon, 16 Oct 2017

My parents were missionaries. They would work in Pakistan for four years, return to Massachusetts for a year, and then go back for four years. So I lived in Pakistan from birth till age 16, with a couple of years back here in the U.S. It was great. I went to an international school, and […]

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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes ‘the impossible, possible’

Wed, 27 Sep 2017

Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle.

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Congratulations to more than 40 students who received Hajim School and departmental awards at our 2016 commencement.

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