ACM Recognizes Parker Among Distinguished Members as Pioneering Innovators
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently announced Associate Dean Lynne E. Parker as one of a select group of distinguished members to be honored for their outstanding contributions to the field of computing and information technology. As a group, the 2017 Distinguished Members are responsible for an extraordinary array of achievements, reflecting the many distinct areas of research and practice in the computing and information technology fields.
Ragauskas Earns AIChE Award
Art Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, received the 2017 Professional Achievement Award for Innovations in Green Process Engineering at the American Institute Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in October.
He was recognized for his outstanding professional achievement in advancing Green Process Engineering and his distinguished contribution as an educator.
CTR Researchers Publish on Locks & Dams
Mark Burton and Larry Bray, of the Center for Transportation Research, published a study focusing on four heartland lock-and-dam locations found. They found that each provides more than $1 billion in annual transportation savings—a snapshot into the danger of mounting costs when inland waterways experience unexpected closures. They collaborated with Vanderbilt University to produce the report with sponsorship from the National Waterways Foundation and US Maritime Administration.
UTSI Students Earn Awards at 2017 AIAA Young Professionals Symposium
Three students from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) won “Top Presenter and Best Presentation Awards” at the 2nd Annual AIAA Young Professionals Symposium, hosted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville, October 23-24, 2017. The event provided an opportunity for young professionals in the aerospace community to present technical work and gain mentorship from industry leaders.
Winning UTSI students were Theron Price, Best Presentation in Propulsion; Adam Harris, Best Presentation in the Aerodynamics I Technical Session; and Brian Kocher, Top Presenter in the Aerodynamics II Technical Session. Each received a certificate of recognition in their respective category.