Big Orange STEM Saturday

Save the date! Saturday April 2nd, 2016!

John C. Hodges Library, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Registration Open February 15-March 25, 2016


Program Overview:

  • 9:oo am Check in and light breakfast
  • 9:15 am Keynote Activity
  • Breakout Sessions, 11:00 am- 11:30 am and 11:40 am-12:10 pm
    • College of Engineering Student Ambassadors
      There has been a recent national and international focus on increasing the number of students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. A major in Engineering allows a student to enter some of the most cutting-edge professions. In this session, the College of Engineering Student Ambassadors will provide an overview of the discipline of Engineering, review the different majors available in the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and discuss the path to take to enter an Engineering field. They will discuss their personal experiences with study abroad, internships, co-ops, and research assistantships. Finally, they will have a hands-on activity to demonstrate some of the ways Engineers work together to solve problems.
    • STEAM & Cross-Discplinary Curiosity: Collaborations Between the Arts, Sciences, & Humanities
      Ashley Maynor (Digital Humanities librarian) will showcase how students and faculty in the sciences are collaborating with those in the arts and humanities to create innovative, relevant, and exciting projects.
    • STEM Career Development
      So you like science, technology, engineering, or math – but how does that help you choose a job? Not sure how to get from the classroom to the workforce? Then this workshop is for you! Come hear from the Center for Career Development about various STEM careers, how you can gain that experience as a student at UT, and – most importantly – the steps you can take NOW to get ahead!
    • Mathematics Program Description forthcoming…
  •  12:15 pm-12:30 pm Closing statements, prizes, and refreshments
  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Come meet our exhibitors!