A trio of UT students from the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education got a chance to study, collaborate, and meet with other women from around the world at the recent Women in Global Policy conference in Washington, D.C. Mallory Ladd, Christine Ajinjeru, and Jayde Aufrecht attended the weeklong event, which included discussions and debates, as well as visits to places where the country’s international polices are made and put to the test, including the U.S. Department of State. The three are part of the Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program at the Bredesen Center. Read more about their trip at the Tickle College of Engineering.
Angelina Parrino is one of the first class of recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, a program aimed at helping UT recruit some of the nation’s best graduate students to study here. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts, and credits the fellowship—$10,000 a year for up to four years of study—with enabling her to begin her studies. You can read more about her story and see examples of her work at Tennessee Today.
On Monday, September 25, the Graduate School hosted a reception at the East Club in Neyland Stadium to recognize the 2017–2018 recipients of fellowships sponsored by the Graduate School. Read more about the event and view images.
Robert Pellegrino is working on a second doctorate in food science at UT as one of the first class of recipients of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, a premier fellowship program designed to help UT recruit some of the nation’s best graduate students in all disciplines. Read more about Pellegrino’s story in Tennessee Today.
In addition to being a third-year student in the UT MFA printmaking program, Johanna Winters is a puppeteer. Her hand-built figures are both endearing and uncanny, and her performances, using larger-than-life heads and distorted, delicate figures, are both humorous and dark. In her current work, Dowagers, she explores ideas about control and play through a pair of reclusive sisterly spinsters. Read more about Winters and her work at the School of Art.
Geology doctoral student Rachel Kronyak is one of only a few researchers worldwide doing test explorations of Mars with an augmented reality headset. The HoloLens headset shows Kronyak the surface of Mars in a three-dimensional hologram, using images taken by the NASA rover Curiosity.
Angela Simone and Michael Moore, graduate students in nuclear engineering, traveled to the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villingen, Switzerland, in August. They are working on development of a glass, scintillator-based, ultra-high resolution neutron detector for beam lines. Both work with Associate Profesor and UCOR Fellow Jason Hayward in the Rad IDEAS group, which researches Radiation Imaging, DEtectors, Algorithms and Systems. Learn more about the Rad IDEAS group.
Dana Potter, a Master of Fine Arts student in the printmaking program, has been featured in Tennessee Today, as part of Welcome Week 2017. Dana, who is a recipient of the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, speaks about her work and her aspirations, exemplifying the extraordinary caliber of graduate student drawn to UT graduate programs. Read her story and watch the video on Tennessee Today.
Amber MacDonald grew up playing sports and thought she wanted to be a personal trainer. But her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis when she was 15 changed the course of her life forever. Read more about MacDonald, who is receiving her master’s degree in cellular molecular nutrition this week.
Kristen Wyckoff, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering, is the first recipient of the Susan E. Stutz-McDonald Scholarship, created in honor of an engineering alumna. Wyckoff was also one of our 2017 Three Minute Thesis finalists. Read more about Wyckoff and Stutz-McDonald, who succumbed to Hodgkins lymphoma in 2005.