Research being done to determine if surgery helps children with cerebral palsy
A child with cerebral palsy can have surgery done in which the rectus femoris muscle is disconnected from the front of the knee and reattached to the back of the leg. The surgery can improve muscle function and the child’s mobility or it could make the child more likely to lose balance and fall during tripping.
UT Engineering Research Offers Hope for Heart Valve Patients
There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity’s biggest health issues, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s number one cause of death, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-third of the planet’s deaths in a given year are attributable to some form of the disease.
Three Graduates Joining NASA from One Engineering Department
For a university to land even one graduate in a given year at NASA is a nice accomplishment. For one department to have three graduates head to the nation’s space agency doesn’t just speak volumes, it yells them. This summer, the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering will see three of its own—
MABE Inducts Inaugural Class into Hall of Fame
Last week history was made in the MABE department — the MABE Hall of Fame was opened and the inaugural class was officially inducted. The MABE Hall of Fame, the first in the College of Engineering, is meant to honor those alumni and friends of the department who have contributed greatly to the engineering profession and positively reflected this on the University of Tennessee, the College of Engineering, and the department.
Ribbon cutting held for MINSFET Lab
On April 17, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the opening of the Micro/Nano-Scale Fluidics and Energy Transport (MINSFET) Lab. The lab, located in the Science and Engineering Research Facility, is run by MABE’s Magnavox Professor Ken Kihm. The lab provides state-of-the-art facilities including a CVD Graphene Synthesis System and Raman Spectroscopic machine which will enable students to advance their research capabilities.
Mayors Rogero, Burchett to Take Part in Earth Fest with UT EcoCAR Team
It might seem odd for a car to be the focal point of an Earth Week celebration, but the EcoCAR3 is no ordinary car. The University of Tennessee’s EcoCAR3 team, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will be on hand Saturday at Earth Fest at World’s Fair Park. Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22.
Komistek and Reinbolt honored at 2015 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet
Fred M. Roddy Professor & Co-Director of Center for Musculoskeletal Research Dr. Richard Komistek and Assistant Professor Dr. Jeffrey Reinbolt were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet. Komistek received a 2015 Research and Creative Achievement Award. This honor is bestowed to senior faculty in recognition of excellence in research, scholarship, and creative achievement.
UT Astronaut Kelly Ready to Begin Year in Space
When Barry Wilmore returned to Earth on March 11, it took the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, out of space for the first time in six months. That absence won’t last long, though. Scott Kelly—who, like Wilmore, is a graduate of UT’s Space Institute—will begin a one-year mission in space later this week, giving UT an impressive span of being represented almost 18 consecutive months in space.