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.
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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.
The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.
Imagine a world without man-made climate change, energy crunches, or reliance on foreign oil. It may sound like a dream world, but UT Knoxville engineers have made a giant step toward making this scenario a reality.