UT welcomes more than 2,500 students, families and teachers from around the region to Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday through Saturday, March 23-25, for the annual Smoky Mountains Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
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UT and King University, a private university in Bristol, Tennessee, are forging a unique partnership that will allow students to graduate with a degree from both institutions.
Teams from around the country have begun arriving in town as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics 2016 competition gets under way.
One of the leading bodies in the push to diversify classes in STEM fields will be on display in Knoxville as the Tennessee chapter of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation comes to town Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26.
Teams from around the region recently came to UT’s College of Engineering as part of the international kickoff of FIRST Robotics’ 2016 season.
The college recently became a Bronze Level sponsor for FIRST Robotics by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to participating high school students. These scholarships will support up to five students each year for a total of four years.
Officials from Knox County Schools and the College of Engineering met to discuss trends in education, programs and possibilities within the college, and the needs and ideas of current high school students.
Engineers Day is set for Thursday with a full day of events at Thompson-Boling Arena and around the Hill, particularly on Middle Drive.
With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.
For many, the end of football season usually means attention turns to basketball, but for more than 400 budding scientists and engineers who came to UT on Saturday it marks the start of something else: robot season.