Office of Sponsored Programs
Centers and Facilities
The on-campus Centers are important tools in bringing together cooperating interdisciplinary research teams of faculty and students from various departments, schools and research units. Each Center strives to use present education resources to achieve excellence; to support economic development in the state; to enhance the intellectual, cultural and social climate for Tennessee citizens; to use external sources to improve research; and to attract nationally and internationally recognized faculty to Tennessee institutions.
Through Tennessee Tech's School of Art, Craft and Design, the Appalachian Center for Craft promotes excellence in American craft through tradition and innovation in technique, concept and design.
The Center for Assessment and Improvement of Learning focuses on the administration of the Critical-thinking Assessment Test (CAT), which was developed to assess a broad range of skills that faculty nationwide feel are important components of critical thinking and real-world problem solving.
The Center for Energy Systems Research (CESR) focuses on providing solutions to problems faced by energy producers and consumers, and research on renewable energy, smart grid power systems, power electronics, among others.
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The Center for Manufacturing Research (CMR) focuses on three research areas: advanced manufacturing, materials for energy storage and conversion, and networking and algorithm for big data.
The Center for the Management, Utilization & Protection of Water Resources (Water Center) focuses on research in aggregate analysis, biodiversity and ecology, modeling analysis and simulation, water security and sustainability, and the water-energy-food-nexus.
The Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC) integrates university-wide existing activities and initiatives in cybersecurity education, research and outreach toward finding solutions to security and privacy problems in cyberspace.
The iCube provides a place for students and faculty to imagine, inspire and innovate, using immersive reality technologies in a three-dimensional environment.
The iMakerSpace provides interdisciplinary training, service, partnership, and opportunities in research and evaluation through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Tennessee 3-Star Industrial Assessment Center located at Tennessee Tech promotes industrial energy efficiency in manufacturing through conducting no-cost, onsite energy efficiency assessments and graduating engineering students with professional skill sets and a solid background in energy and resource efficiency.
The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center offers an innovative facility in support of a campus-wide initiative to enhance existing STEM education models and develop new educational strategies in STEM-related fields.
The Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation (TCRI) was developed to create companies and build economic development through manufacturing, health care, information technology, agriculture and tourism sectors to reduce poverty levels and increase prosperity throughout these rural regions.