Science is always in the spotlight at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a land-grant institution and the state's flagship research campus. Recent research might include searching for potential habitats for life on Mars, developing an autotaxin inhibitor to fight cancer, designing a car for the DOE EcoCAR 2 competition, determining the boundaries of the nuclear chart or developing “Living Light”, a net-zero energy home for DOE’s Solar Decathlon. UTK is situated in an ideal environment for research. It has a 60-year-old partnership with DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where young scientists have access to state-of-the-art research tools, the world’s leading center for neutron science and some of the world’s fastest supercomputers. UT’s famous forensic research also benefits from a partnership with DOE’s Y-12 National Security Complex. Cross-disciplinary teams are nurtured by the UT-ORNL Science Alliance.
This is why DOE shines their spotlight on the University of Tennessee Knoxville. This and so much more.