Ask-A-Scientist started when scientist Matt Bishop was having his car towed in Los Alamos, New Mexico, last summer and the tow truck driver and his son asked him questions ranging from robotics to genetics.
UT’s Archaeological Research Laboratory and the Tennessee Valley Authority are partnering for the series “Volunteer Days,” which invites the public to help prepare artifacts for curation and learn about archaeology during a brown-bag lunch on the third Friday of each month.
Give fifteen Knox County high school students a hip bone and they can tell you if the person it belongs to was male, female, young, middle-aged, or old.
UT students and professors from various disciplines are working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live—and serve as a model to help other communities like it.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured UT students and professors from various disciplines working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live. The work will also serve as a model to help other communities like it. Clay County, Kentucky, ranks near the bottom for the state’s major health indicators, including obesity,
The Chattanooga Times Free Press featured a UT class project. Ducktown, Tennessee is attempting to become the greenest small town in America, and a project led by a UT professor and former Chattanooga area resident is expected to help play a part. Tim Ezzell, a political science lecturer and director of the school’s Appalachian Teaching
UT Students are part of a project that provides planning and economic development assistance to distressed communities.
Eleven UT students are returning this week after spending five weeks in northern Uganda, where they engaged in international service-learning and intensive study of conflict and peace building as part of the Gulu Study and Service Abroad Program.
For some students, summer camp means improving sports skills, spending time in a cabin, or learning how to tie different knots. In the case of those coming to campus this week, it could mean building heart valves or solving the world’s energy needs. The growing relationship between the College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company
When faculty members Karen Lloyd and Andrew Steen saw an opportunity to introduce a group of inner-city New Jersey high school students to science, they made it happen. Lloyd, an assistant professor of microbiology, and her husband, Steen, an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, just completed their second summer program with students and
The Center for Transportation Research will give area high school students a behind-the-scenes look at public transit in Knoxville and Atlanta when it hosts its first Transit Camp July 29–31 at UT. Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the camp is designed to spark interest in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and to showcase
Budding engineers from as far away as Massachusetts will soon gather at UT as the College of Engineering hosts its annual summer enrichment programs. The programs are arranged according to grade level—beginning with seventh grade and running through high school—with the middle school courses serving as an introduction to engineering while the high school students