University of Tennessee
Materials Science & Engineering Department

Destressing Before Exams with Ferrets
Knoxville, TN, May 15, 2023

Matthew Cothrine is not only a doctoral student in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Tennessee but also a proud owner of ferrets. During exam week, he had the opportunity to combine his two passions. In between proctoring one exam in the morning and another exam in the afternoon, Matthew brought his two ferrets to the MSE Student Lounge, where students preparing for their final exams were able to destress. Thanks to Kyle Pardue for the photos that follow.

Matthew (left) shares the joy of ferrets wth MSE undergraduates.

Thanks for helping take some of the stress out of exam week!

More photos on the Keffer research group site.