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All four partner schools have webpages that address the school's response to COVID-19. Please bookmark the page and refer to it as needed.

University of Tennessee -

Tuskegee University -

Rensselaer Polytechnical University

Northeastern University

UTK Tickle College of Engineering is developing a public-facing FAQ at for all audiences. At that link, you can submit ideas for information to share as well as any questions you may have. The college is working closely with UT leadership to ensure information is accurate.

Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) has a thorough page about Covid-19 that is constantly being updated.

Social distancing is difficult, but very important. The Washington Post has created a page titled "Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve.”  The page gives simulations that explain the importance of physical distancing well. Take take a look

Please stay safe, maintain 10 ft physical distance (6 ft minimum) and, most importantly, wash your hands.


Arrow_Icon.pngAbout CURENT

CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a graduated National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center that was jointly supported by NSF and the Department of Energy (DoE) for a period of 10 years before becoming self-sustaining. A collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Partner institutions include:

CURENT's Vision

  • A nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is fully monitored and dynamically controlled in real-time for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better accommodation of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load.

  • A new generation of electric power and energy systems engineering leaders with global perspectives and diverse backgrounds.


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