UT Space Institute’s STEM Outreach Garners Attention

So-called STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math—education is a hot topic in the U.S. these days, particularly at the high school level.

Who better to help students learn about aspects of STEM education than one of the country’s premier institutions?

The UT Space Institute recently welcomed students from Franklin County High School to its Tullahoma campus for a day of STEM-related activities, including a high-altitude balloon launch.

The event at UTSI, which falls under the Tickle College of Engineering, caught the attention of the Winchester Herald.

According to the Herald, the balloon reached an altitude of nearly 108,000 feet before popping and fell back to earth in Robbinsville, N.C.

The full story can be read here