Hear UT researchers share their work and its impact
UT faculty are at the forefront of their fields and creating solutions that will transform industries and the world we live in. They are creating new lightweight composites to build bridges and cars, developing the next generation of artificial intelligence technology, and finding new strategies for improving literacy skills of young students.
The discoveries taking place on our campus are making life and lives better in Tennessee and beyond. Sharing our research and discoveries with the people we serve is a critical part of our work.
Throughout the fall, some of our top faculty experts across a variety of disciplines and colleges appeared on Hallerin Hilton Hill’s radio show to talk about their research and its impact.
In her interview—the first of the series—Vice Chancellor for Research Deb Crawford discussed how our mission as the state’s flagship, land-grant university intersects with our role as a leading research institution.
“A Research 1 institution’s mission is both to educate students and to help society,” she said. “It also means doing research—to create new discoveries and to advance knowledge that makes a difference in the world.”
She explained that as young students, we learn from books filled with information that has already been discovered. Our job at UT is to discover new information to put into new books.
Departments across our campus are working together to create that new knowledge. We have English and computing faculty collaborating to create a digital humanities curriculum. Our College of Nursing and Department of Psychology are working together to understand how language skills form in preterm newborns.
From Lynne Parker’s segment on artificial intelligence to Shay Scott’s overview of supply chain management and Tony Schmitz’s explanation of advanced machine tool research, our faculty were able to share just how their work is transforming industries, communities and the lives of people in Tennessee and beyond.
We are working with industry leaders to create new jobs for new businesses. We are finding solutions to real-world problems. I am proud of the progress we are making alongside our partners. We can do more good together than on our own.
I am impressed by Hallerin’s curiosity and enthusiasm about our university. It is encouraging to have members of our community who are interested in the work we are doing at UT and want to share it with the world. I hope you will listen to all the episodes and share them with others.