To ensure UT-ORII is building the strongest, most diverse pipeline of talent for our nation, UT-ORII started a Learning Collaborative initiative in March 2022 to encourage the sharing of new ideas, best practices and lessons learned.

UT-ORII held its first Learning Collaborative with a total of 42 attendants from nine Tennessee universities and colleges (UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin, UT Health Science Center, Vanderbilt, University of Memphis, Tennessee State University, East Tennessee State University, Pellissippi State), ORNL, Tennessee Achieves and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.

A second meeting of the Learning Collaborative, with an expanded guest list, is planned.