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Tennessee Global Leadership scholars visit U.S. ITER

Cindy Ross Lundy, US ITER

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Twenty-four outstanding business students from the University of Tennessee recently visited the U.S. ITER Project Office to learn more about the international fusion project's possible role in the world's energy future.

The students are participants in the university of Tennessee's Global Leadership Scholars Program, which promotes the development of international and intercultural awareness, leadership, and personal and professional growth and responsibility.

Program scholars participate in honors classes, these are classes of advanced study for students who have shown outstanding promise in earlier courses, and seminars in leadership training, international experiences, and extracurricular activities to develop the skills needed to become future international business leaders.

Before being briefed on the ITER Project, the students visited other facilities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where they met with Deputy-Director for Science and Technology Jim Roberto and toured the National Center for Computational Sciences.

"This was an exciting opportunity for our students to learn more about international energy challenges," said Kathy Coleman Wood of UT's College of Business Administration. "They learned how ORNL participates in solving global energy issues and also saw its tremendous computing capabilities. The students were especially interested in learning about the technical and business challenges related to the ITER Project."

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