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A group of teachers will fly model planes, drop eggs from a rooftop, and launch rockets at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, as part of the conclusion to a summer aerospace and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshop.

Participants will first go to the Nielsen Physics Building’s roof for the egg drop and then to the front of Ayres Hall to fly model planes and launch model rockets.

The summer aerospace workshop aims to help teachers in kindergarten through twelfth grade bring STEM education into the classroom through hands-on activities. Tuesday’s activities will include egg drop contests featuring inventions the teachers have made and model planes and rockets they’ve built.

The workshop is a collaboration between the College of Education, Heath, and Human Sciences; the Astronomy Lab; and the Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. It is funded by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,

Lt. Col. Dave Garner, Civil Air Patrol (865-661-9811,