The summer semester Veterinary Externship Program provides sophomore veterinary students and fifth-semester professional students an opportunity to work directly with more than a dozen private veterinary practices in East Tennessee. The program also provides community veterinarians the opportunity to enhance their veterinary knowledge through interaction with the college and students.
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The Social Work Office of Research and Public Service Child Care Report Card Program, Star-Quality Child Care Program, and Child Care Resources and Referral Network provide information to parents and improve the quality of child care in the state. These programs are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.
CURENT is a collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories. CURENT performs research that confronts the electrical problems of energy generation, with a focus on transmission, storage, monitoring, power consumption, and management of a modernized electric grid.
The Pre-College Summer Program in Engineering provides a series of five, one-week residential programs designed to introduce middle- and high-school students to engineering.
The Full-Service Community Schools program seeks to improve educational outcomes and reduce the number of high school dropouts by filling basic needs of children and their families. Project GRAD Summer Institute helps prepare students to perform well in college-level courses.
Summer undergraduate research was the focus of a recent article by the News Sentinel’s MJ Slaby. The piece details the rising number of undergraduates participating in research opportunities to gain career experience and make connections while making income.
Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program is an international service-learning course for UT students in Conflict and Peace-Building in Northern Uganda, with guest lectures by Ugandan colleagues and community members. Students work in local, community-based organizations to reinforce what they have learned.
UT and Eastman Chemical Company have signed a multiyear agreement to conduct collaborative research in multiple scientific disciplines, especially in the neutron science and additive manufacturing fields.
Business Education for Talented Student is a one-week residential program designed to introduce high school students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to business fields. Participants develop an executive presentation, visit a local company where they shadow the professionals, interact with business students from UT, and hear presentations from professionals on campus.
A trio of UT faculty members was recently awarded more than $2 million by the US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs for their respective research projects.