Students who are considering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are invited to attend the Big Orange STEM Symposium on Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at UT’s John C. Hodges Library.
The free event is open to high school and college students, and parents are also invited. Participants must pre-register online at https://tiny.utk.edu/boss. A free lunch and goody bags will be provided.
Students will begin the day with a cornerstone activity: “Everyday Science: No Junk in my DNA!” Afternoon breakout sessions will feature hands-on activities relating to food science, the science behind tree planting, and the nuts and bolts of engineering. At a STEM Browse Fair, students can learn about STEM organizations in our region and unique opportunities at UT Knoxville.
Participants will meet professors and researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics from UT, the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Texas Instruments, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, among others.
The symposium will include a session that might be of particular interest to parents entitled, “Help! My Child is Going to College!” featuring important information on UT services to incoming students and parent involvement.
For more information, visit http://tiny.utk.edu/boss or contact: