Chemical Engineering PhD Student Spotlighted by ORE
David Dooley, working toward his PhD in chemical engineering, is using gene-editing technology in the battle against illness and disease. Read more about Dooley, his work, and his plans for the future in this month’s ORE Graduate Student Spotlight.
Tennessee Doctoral Fellow Featured Speaker for Hooding
We are proud to announce our spring 2021 Commencement speaker- Sa’Nealdra Wiggins! Sa’Nealdra moved here in 2013 in pursuit of a graduate degree from UT, after receiving a BS in health education with a concentration in public health from Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently a Tennessee Doctoral Fellow and a trainee in the Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training program. She is also certified as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) and will sit for the examination to be a registered dietitian following graduation. You can read Sa’Nealdra’s full bio on our website at gradschool.utk.edu/graduation/graduate-professional-hooding/featured-speaker/
Graduate Student Finds Her Passion at Intersection of Politics and Nuclear Energy
Graduate student Alyssa Hayes found an interest in state and federal politics in her first year of high school, long before she discovered her interest in nuclear engineering, spending a year as an intern for Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush when she was only 15. Then, while studying at the University of Illinois as an undergraduate student, she used the power of grassroots organizing to help garner support for legislation that ended up saving two nuclear plants from premature decommissioning.