Former chancellor, astronaut also honored
KNOXVILLEâ€”In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared in what was then East Tennessee University.
Now, almost 170 years later, the school is the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, or MABE, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.
Now, the department is calling upon that legacy as it prepares to open its Hall of Fame.
The honor of being in the inaugural class belongs to a chancellor, an astronaut, an automotive pioneer, and a person who had a longtime presence in various Oak Ridge facilities. [Read more…]