Thank you to all who joined our event on November 4 focused on electrification and infrastructure opportunities for Tennessee and the region as well as how we develop a workforce to support our state’s manufacturing future. A special thanks to our speakers:

  • Dr. Rich Davies, Sustainable Transportation Program Director, Oak Ridge National Lab, and TennSMART Board President.
  • Gregory Christensen, Electrical Vehicle Footprint Director, Ford Motor Company, and Chassen Haynes, Director of Business Development, the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD).
  • Ann Thompson, Director of Workforce Development, TN ECD (moderator); Dr. Stephanie Ivey, Associate Dean, Herff College of Engineering, and Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Memphis; Matthew Spinella, Director of Work-Based Learning & Industry Engagement, TN Department of Education; and Dr. Jeff Sisk, President, TCAT Jackson.
  • TennSMART members Stansell Electric and HDR Inc.

We will share a recording of the event with TennSMART members and post presentations below. Stay tuned for our next event!

Earn PDH

You can earn Professional Development Hours by participating in TennSMART events. When you register for an event, check that you would like to earn hours on the registration form, and we’ll send you a certificate upon completion.

View select presentations from previous TennSMART meetings:

TennSMART Technical Advisory Committee Update – Brad Freeze, Director of Traffic Operations Division at TDOT

The Impacts and Adoption of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Tennessee – Dr. Sabya Mishra, Associate Professor and Faudree Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis

Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) Pilot – Airton Kohls, Research Associate, The University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research

CTwin: The Chattanooga Digital Twin – Jibo Sanyal, Group Leader and Senior Scientist Computational Urban Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

CAV and Smart Mobility: A Minnesota Case Study – Kristin White, Executive Director, Minnesota Office of Connected and Automated Vehicles and Destination CAV

U.S. DOT Truck Platooning Research Program – Tom Kearney, Freight Operations Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Innovations in Long Haul – Carson Spencer, Bridgestone Americas; Dr. Eric Thorn, Southwest Research Institute; and Dr. Stephanie Ivey, University of Memphis (moderator)

TennSMART Member Presentations – Bill Copeland, EPB; and Al Pramuk, Andy Lucyshyn, & Matt D’Angelo, Gresham Smith

Last Mile Innovation – Rebecca Yeung, Staff Vice President of Service Experience Leadership, FedEx

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