MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee (left) watches state Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, (second from left) describe a ginseng root found during a visit to Cocke County Friday morning by MTSU researchers Ying Gao (center) and Elliot Altman. State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro (right), also accompanied the team to East Tennessee.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University is launching an initiative to grow ginseng at the school's experiential learning and research center in Lascassas.
MTSU and state officials plan to officially announce the initiative today at the center, also known as the MTSU farm.
Growing the ginseng will be a collaboration involving the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research, the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience and MTSU Farm Laboratories.
Dr.Tom Holland is deputy to the commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the scientific director of the command’s Central Identification Laboratory in Honolulu, Hawaii, the largest skeletal identification laboratory in the world
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A scientist who finds and identifies the remains of American service men and women missing in action is in the mid-state to talk about his work.
Dr. Tom Holland serves with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command based in Hawaii.
Holland will speak this evening at Middle Tennessee State University about the challenge of finding and identifying America’s war dead. He says the work is both professionally and emotionally rewarding.
Teachers from Marshall, Robertson and Davidson counties work to build a doodler robot, June, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A group of mid-state teachers have learned how to use robots to make science classes more interesting for their students.
Thousands of Tennessee teachers are being trained this summer in how to implement the new Common Core Curriculum set to go into effect this fall.
The new national education standards are intended to raise the academic bar for American students, to make them more competitive on the world stage. The standards have been adopted by Tennessee and 45 other states.
Look for these two specially equipped air-quality research aircraft making daily flights out of the Smyrna Airport
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Federal researchers are using Middle Tennessee as a base of operations for what they say is one of the largest air-quality studies in decades.
Two specially equipped aircraft are flying daily research missions across the southeast out of Smyrna Airport.
One goal of the study is to determine why temperatures aren't rising as quickly in the American South as they have across the rest of the country. The working theory is that pollution particles in southern skies are reflecting sunlight, lowering temperatures at ground level.