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Tickle College of Engineering Student Reports about their study abroad experiences for summer 2016.


Study Abroad Report by Emily Beckman:


Winners of the URS Tickle College of Engineering Study Abroad Fellowships have been announced for Summer, 2016!

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Tickle College of Engineering students had a wide range of study-abroad experiences for summer 2015.


As part of the Engineering in London program, UT students visited Bletchley Park, home of the British World War ll efforts to break the German Enigma codes.

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Winners of the Alcoa and URS – Tickle College of Engineering Study Abroad Fellowships have been announced for Summer 2015!

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Study-abroad report by Payton Smith:


New faculty-led study-abroad opportunity:


Students report on their 2014 study-abroad experiences:


Engineering in London visits historic Royal Institution

Engineering in London students visited the lecture hall of the Royal institution (RI), where Michael Faraday started the Christmas lectures in 1825.
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Alcoa/URS/COE  Study Abroad Fellowship Winners Announced for Summer 2014

The college is very pleased to be able to respond to the increased demand for Tickle College of Engineering faculty-led study abroad programs with increased fellowship support this year.
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Nuclear Engineering group reports on studies in Prague

The study-abroad group from the Department of Nuclear Engineering studied in Prague, Czech Republic, and also visited sites in Austria.
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Alcoa-COE  Study Abroad Fellowship Winners Announced for Spring 2014

The Tickle College of Engineering and the Alcoa Foundation are pleased to help support seven engineering students on their study abroad programs this spring.
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Dr. Roger Parsons reports on Summer 2013 Study Abroad

This past summer, forty Tickle College of Engineering students took University of Tennessee engineering courses as part of four faculty-led study-abroad programs. The faculty–led programs are designed to combine technical courses with international experiences in a way that provides course credit while minimizing schedule concerns for engineering students.
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Engineering in London: Summer, 2013

COE students offer details of their study-abroad adventures in the 2013 "Engineering in London" program.
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Sustainable Energy in Dublin, Ireland: Summer, 2013

During the last mini-term, a group of students from the Tickle College of Engineering did a three-credit faculty-led study-abroad class on "Sustainable Energy Engineering" in the Republic of Ireland. Ireland is one of the leading countries to have invested greatly in sustainability.
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Dr. Roger Parsons on Study Abroad: Summer, 2013

COE students and faculty are one week into the 2013 Engineering in London program. The weather has been cooperating in a most non-London-like way, and students are excited about adventures planned for their first free weekend.
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Hines leads nuclear engineering study-abroad trip to Europe

Dr. Wes Hines, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, led twelve students on a tour of nuclear facilities in Prague, Czech Republic, during a mini-term program abroad in May of 2013. The students also participated in a reactor-physics training program for which they will receive upper-division laboratory credit in the nuclear engineering program.
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Students address the Grand Challenges

For 2013, three Tickle College of Engineering undergraduates have completed The Grand Challenge Scholars Program, a unique program designed to create a generation armed with skills to tackle life-changing problems. Grand Challenge graduates for 2013 are Ethan Cansler, Aerospace Engineering; Katelyn Hasse, Nuclear Engineering; and Morgan Baltz, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
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Winners of the Alcoa–COE Study Abroad Fellowships announced for summer 2013

The winners of the Alcoa–Tickle College of Engineering Study Abroad Fellowships have been announced for the summer of 2013. Most students will travel with participating faculty members for classes in London, England; the European Alps near Innsbruck, Austria; and Prague, Czech Republic. Some engineering students will travel on non-UT courses.
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COE undergrads win in EUReCA competition

Eleven Tickle College of Engineering undergraduates won awards in the 2013 EUReCA competition on March 18 and 19. These awards come with a cash prize of $400, given by the Office of Research and the Tickle College of Engineering. There were twenty-nine total engineering entries from eight engineering departments.
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Winners of 2013 Alcoa–COE Study Abroad Fellowships announced

The Tickle College of Engineering has announced the initial student exchange between the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) and the Politecnico de Torino in Turin, Italy, this spring.
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COE Faculty-led Study Abroad opportunities for 2013

The Tickle College of Engineering has developed three study abroad trips to London, England; Innsbruck, Austria; and Dublin, Ireland for the summer of 2013.
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Alcoa fellowships available for Study Abroad

Alcoa Tickle College of Engineering Fellowships are available for support of engineering students who participate in study-abroad programs. The deadline for spring semester 2013 is Oct. 5, 2012.
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Civil Engineering graduate student profiled by China Daily

Andrew Campbell, a graduate student studying with Dr. Megan Ryerson, was profiled in China Daily, China's leading national english language newspaper. The article focuses on his participation in the National Science Foundation's East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program. Multiple COE students have participated in this program in China in recent years.
Read the article from China Daily here.


Dr. Parsons offers an activity update on London Outreach trip

Dr. Roger Parsons, Engineering Outreach Director, details some of the experiences of his students studying in London in June 2012. He sent along some photos, as well.
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UT Students Study Climate and Climate Change in Austria

Thirteen undergraduate students recently completed a nineteen-day study abroad course based in Innsbruck, Austria. Lectures focused on glacier mass contributions to streamflow and the use of dendrochronology (tree rings) in water resources. Seminars were provided at the University of Innsbruck focusing on climate change impacts on glaciers.
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UT Students Complete Program with Skills to Tackle World's Grand Challenges

For the first time, students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have completed a unique program designed to create a generation armed with skills to tackle life-changing problems. The Grand Challenge Scholars Program is an initiative of the National Academy of Engineering which includes curricular and extracurricular programs meant to prepare students to be the generation that solves the grand challenges facing society. Mark Walker is graduating with a degree in nuclear engineering. Morgan Baltz, a senior in chemical engineering, has her sights set on improving the way drugs are administered. Both have held leadership roles in Tau Beta Phi, which hosts an Engineers Day to get high school students interested in engineering.
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