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UT Knoxville wins 2 $3M National Science Foundation research and education grants
Date:9/11/2008

ortunity, according to Cynthia Peterson, who directs the other new program.

"The resources available in these IGERTs are unmatched," said Peterson, a UT Knoxville professor of biochemistry, cellular and microbiology. "Beyond the financial resources, students will have access to the amazing scientific infrastructure available in this area."

Peterson will direct SCALE-IT. The program brings together top researchers from four different colleges within UT Knoxville and partners from Oak Ridge National Laboratory to examine how to apply high performance computing power to answer biological questions at every level.

Each of the IGERT programs includes a significant number of faculty collaborators, a piece that both Keffer and Peterson say is key to their success.

"Being able to build a network of expertise will be of great benefit to those in the IGERTs, both in linking education and research efforts," said Keffer.

Beyond just research and graduate education, both programs also encompass outreach efforts to the broader community -- especially to high school science students and teachers.


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Contact: Jay Mayfield
jay.mayfield@tennessee.edu
865-974-9409
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
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