Departmental News

August 2023

RESEARCH PROJECT — Ten Biology Department undergraduates presented the results of their summer CISE research projects on August 22, 2023. The students that participated are: Victoria Weldon, Kaitlyn Darnell, Samantha Satterfield, Eveanna Bolich-Sledge, Chance Hale, Gabriela Barrett, Matthew Tobey, Thomas Faust, William Hyder, and Dawson Blackley. See the group photo ›

GRANT FUNDED — Dr. Justin Murdock was recently awarded two new grants: Identifying tradeoffs in ecosystem services in restored agricultural wetlands. USDA Conservation Easements Assessment Program,  $300,030; and Measuring transfer of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from streams to threatened and endangered bat species. US Army Corps of Engineers, $226,797.

GRANT FUNDED — Professor Amanda Rosenberger recently activated two new grants, for studies of Tennessee Heelsplitters (USFWS, $22134) and Duskytail Darters in Virginia (VDWR. $37,575). Congratulations, Amanda!

GRANTS ACTIVATED Professor Amanda Rosenberger, Co-PI and Assistant Professor Kit Wheeler, and Co-PI Robert Paine activated a grant monitoring responses of freshwater fishes to stream restoration in West TN (WTRBA, $249536). Congratulations everyone!

GRANTS ACTIVATED Assistant Professor Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz and her colleagues in Math and Chemistry have just been awarded a $2.5 million NSF grant to provide scholarships and additional support for 45 low-income, high-achieving undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Congratulations, Hannah! Learn more ›

PAPER PUBLISHED Professor Brad Cook and his co-authors just published a manuscript in River Research and Applications comparing macroinvertebrate sampling gear efficacy. Congratulations, Brad! Learn more ›


July 2023

PAPER PUBLISHED Parker Hildreth, a Master’s student in Biology, just published his undergraduate research at TN Tech in the Journal of Crustacean Biology along with his advisor, Carla Hurt and several other collaborators. Congratulations Parker! Learn more ›


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