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These programs, held both remotely and on campus, gave students the opportunity to learn more about engineering.

The lesson was debuted last fall at TCE’s annual Engineers Day and explores similarities and differences between engineers and scientists.

The duo presented information about the college’s outreach initiatives, specifically the One UT, 1000s of STEMs grant, and shared an outreach activity.

The two programs for elementary and middle school students are self-paced and require participants to complete four engineering design challenges and submit their results. The offerings for high school students are virtual programs that include a Canvas course and Zoom meetings and run from July 19–30.

From learning about Newton’s second law by creating a water engine to playing with balls to learn about momentum, students were exposed to a wide range of topics.

These sessions are intended to assist in deepening engineering knowledge and enriching education practices.

We facilitate hundreds of connections between faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Two summer opportunities for the Knoxville community include REAP Academy and SWAG Academy.

The UTNE department hopes to expand its outreach opportunities to older age groups in the future.

The event provided an opportunity for collaboration between students, faculty, and administrators from all parties, including applying the 5-step engineering design process to address community concerns.

ICAMI-The Composites Institute is offering a new computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining training program starting this spring with an online component and in-person bootcamp-style training at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville.