Fifty drinking straws, one roll of masking tape, a pair of scissors and a ruler. That’s all the rising high-school students participating in the Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders program at the College of Engineering were given on Monday. The Knoxville News Sentinel attended the project which is just one of the many interactive projects
Students from Austin-East and Fulton High Schools this month studied cancer genetic markers; science, technology, engineering, and math education; and written and verbal communications as part of the UT-Project GRAD Summer Institute. The weeklong residential program, taught by UT faculty, invited 130 rising juniors and seniors to experience what it was like to live, eat, and attend classes on a college campus.
Thirty-two rising ninth-grade students from Tennessee and surrounding states will get an up-close look at the challenges and marvels of the engineering field from engineering faculty and professionals during the College of Engineering’s Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders program. The program takes place from June 23 to 28 on campus.
CURENT hosted its second annual Adventures in STEM summer camp which brought twenty middle school girls from all around the state to UT. The week was filled with science, technology, mathematics, and engineering projects.
The new One Stop Express Student Services center is now open. One Stop will make students’ business transactions with UT easier by bringing most enrollment, registration, financial aid, and payment services into one location staffed by counselors and equipped with the latest technology.
The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary with games, a scavenger hunt, and other family-friendly activities from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The birthday celebration, which is free and open to the public, marks fifty years since the museum’s official dedication on June 1, 1963.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Maryville physician Elgin P. Kintner often hiked into the Great Smoky Mountains and captured the breathtaking views with his camera. The public can now enjoy those photos too, courtesy of the UT Libraries. The library staff has transformed them into an online digital collection.
Cesar Millan, better known as the Dog Whisperer, has featured the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) program and the role its animals will play in helping students relieve stress during finals week. The article also highlights their upcoming visit to the UT Libraries. The HABIT dogs remain one of the campus’s more popular finals week
From allergy testing and weight management to answers to your medical questions, the UT community will have a place to go to get free help—with or without insurance—on April 3. The College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for HealthBeat 2013, a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. The health fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. A variety of screenings and tests will be provided, and information booths will be set up with representatives from various health care organizations and UT departments.
The News Sentinel featured the Next Generation Sports Talent (NEST) program, which is training 19 South Korean athletes to become sports ambassadors. The athletes, ranging from Olympic gold medalists to world champions, are spending the next few months at UT. Read the story here.