Governor Phil Bredesen joined a consortium of public and private universities in the state to announce a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to boost the state's energy-related research and education efforts. The grant is one of the largest ever awarded in Tennessee by the NSF.
The University of Tennessee, including all of its campuses statewide, brings at least $2.5 billion annually in income to the state of Tennessee and supports more than 53,600 jobs, according to a study released in May, 2010.
Information about, photographs from and news coverage of the 2009 president’s Campus Tour are catalogued here. You can read Interim President Jan Simek’s tweets from the tour and become a follower on Twitter.