LibrariesBOSSBOSS 2020 Online
BOSS 2020 Online

BOSS is traditionally a free half-day conference for high school students held annually to engage participants in STEM opportunities, college preparedness and careers. Currently, we are shifting our BOSS presentations and resources online so that students can utilize this valuable information from the safety of their own homes due to the threat of COVID-19. Information about COVID-19 can be found below:

Gaming at UT Libraries

Presented by Allison Shepard and Paris Whalon

What do Monopoly, Super Smash Bros, Beat Saber, and Dungeons & Dragons have in common? They’re all games, and you can play all of them at UT Libraries! In this session, you’ll learn about the library’s permanent virtual reality room, board game collection, gaming events with console games and role-playing game sessions, connections to student organizations, and more.

What is Industrial Engineering?

presented by Laura O’shaughnessy

Industrial Engineering is the branch of engineering that combines technical and ‘people’ skills. We use proven methods to improve ALL types of systems. You might find industrial engineers in factories, airports, hospitals, or the board room. Anywhere there is an IE, you can bet they are making improvements and helping people perform better and safer. We will bring BOSS attendees the opportunity to learn about IE through a brief lecture and a physical and mental interactive challenge! Our goal is to introduce IE, and help the students learn that science, math, logic, and teamwork are fun, and path to success.

Bringing Anatomy to Life with the Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Table

Presented by melanie dixon and niki Kirkpatrick

Experience anatomy in a new way with the Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Table. Participants will learn how UT Libraries has implemented the Anatomage Table to support student learning in anatomy and physiology. Participants will also see the Anatomage Table in action and get the opportunity to interact with this innovative learning tool. The Anatomage Table was purchased through a grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, a supporter of nonprofit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals, and clinics.

Five Principles to Your Finances

Presented by John nolan

These five principles are the foundation that every person should use to set themselves up for financial success.

If you complete these informational videos and would like to receive a Certificate of Completion, please contact Megan Venable (

The goal of the East Tennessee STEM Hub is to promote and support high quality STEM education in the East Tennessee region and to leverage all available resources to amplify opportunities for all students. For more information about resources for Families and Teachers, please click here

Hodge, L. (2019). East Tennessee STEM Hub Resources. East Tennessee STEM Hub. Retrieved from 

Culture Corner

The 2020-2021 Culture Corner offers resources and materials to explore Native American cultures and traditions.

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