Big Orange STEM Saturday for High School Students on April 6

High school students will explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at Big Orange STEM Saturday, April 6, at UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

The keynote activity at the free half-day conference will be an exercise in managing personal finances, led by John Nolan of SunTrust Bank. Nolan teaches budgeting, saving, and credit-building skills through several local non-profit organizations.

Leading up to the keynote presentation, students can attend two 30-minute “breakout” sessions of their choice on various topics:

  • The Science of Nutrition
  • How to Know What You Don’t Know: Engineering a Future in the Tickle College of Engineering
  • Virtual Reality: An Introduction to Total Immersion
  • InstaGranny: Aging in the 21st Century
  • Symmetries in Patterns
  • Nonrenewable Magic: A Demonstration of Ethics and Game-Based Learning for STEAM Education
  • What is Industrial Engineering?
  • Finding Patterns in Language

Exhibitors from UT programs and community STEM organizations will be on-hand to answer questions about college admissions as well as STEM majors and careers.

Big Orange STEM Saturday is presented annually by the UT Libraries. The event is co-hosted by CAPS (the College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center). CAPS helps low-income and first-generation students overcome social, academic, financial, and cultural barriers to securing a college degree.

Read more about Big Orange STEM Saturday at tiny.utk.edu/boss.

Graduate Commons Officially Open

The long-awaited space just for graduate students in Hodges Library is now officially open to all graduate students.

UT graduate students gather for a meeting in the Graduate Commons at Hodges Library