Tickle College of Engineering to Welcome Budding Engineers from Across US

A group of high school seniors preforms an experiment during one of the Tickle College of Engineering’s pre-college camps in 2016.

The Tickle College of Engineering will play host to more than 100 high school students over the next few weeks through its annual EVol and HITES camps with participants coming from high schools across the nation.

The camps, which began in 1997, introduce younger students to broader aspects of college life, while providing upperclassmen a learning opportunity more tailored toward engineering specifically.

EVol—Engineering Volunteers—serves rising 9th and 10th graders in June, while HITES— High School Introductions to Engineering Systems focuses on upperclassmen in July.

“This is a way for us to bring aspiring engineers on campus, show them what that field of study is all about, how to prepare for a career in engineering, and give them the experience of staying on campus and college life,” said Travis Griffin, Program Director of Engineering Diversity Programs.

“We feel that the Tickle College of Engineering can give them the perfect chance to grow scholastically and as a person, and these camps help show why students should attend UT.”

Featured topics at the camps include prepping students for the ACT, introductions to college-level sciences, design labs, and projects aimed at connecting classwork to real-world outcomes.

Further solidifying that link between the classroom and the boardroom, Eastman and Volkswagen are each sponsoring portions of the camps, one of which includes a field trip to DENSO.

C O N T A C T :

David Goddard (865-974-0683, david.goddard@utk.edu)