UT’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Programs (ITRL and ITRL2) recruit and train rural library professionals working in the Southern and Central Appalachian regions. Participating students earn their master’s degree through the School of Information Sciences synchronous distance education program.
Ignite Serves engages approximately 500 incoming students each year in community service and leadership development. The Leadership and Service Learning Community allows students to put into practice the tenets of servant leadership and theories of social justice.
International field work provides a platform for faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research on global challenges integral to our agricultural and food systems, as well as experiential learning opportunities throughout the world that often combine academic activities with hands-on engagement during the summer, mini-term, an entire semester or academic year.
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.
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.
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.
The Center for Native Grasslands Management focuses on improved outcomes for farms, forests, and rural communities throughout the region. The center promotes the advancement of science in grasslands conservation, including forage production, sustainable forest management, biofuels production, wildlife conservation, and economic development.
This week’s featured partnership is the Forensic Anthropology Center, which offers training to law enforcement, as well as assistance with identification of remains, at the world’s first natural outdoor lab developed for forensic studies. Center members also work on international recovery efforts and teach in the National Forensic Academy, a training program in evidence identification,
This week’s featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.