Zeanah Engineering Complex Encourages Innovation
More students than ever want to come to school on Rocky Top because of the Volunteer experience we are building here at UT. It’s an experience grounded in service, leadership, and, of course, excellent academic programs.
Academic programs like those in the Tickle College of Engineering are part of why students from all over the state and the country want to come here.
I recently had the privilege of joining our faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to dedicate the Zeanah Engineering Complex. We are grateful for the family of Eric Zeanah whose generosity made this building possible.
The cutting-edge building houses first-year engineering courses in active learning classrooms and collaborative studios. It is also home to our nuclear engineering program—ranked No. 5 in the country by US News & World Report. This complex is an unparalleled academic building, and with 34 laboratories, students and faculty can work together on innovative research that can make lives better.
This is the future of education, and it’s how we prepare the next generation of engineering leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. As we continue to build and grow, we will prioritize creating spaces for our students that encourage creativity and collaboration.
The momentum we are building and the experience we are creating is thanks to the generosity of our Volunteer community. I appreciate the many people who support our campus and who believe in our vision for becoming the modern land-grant university.