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.
Welcome Back, Vols!
We’re glad you’re here. Let us help you start the semester off right by connecting you with helpful resources, services, and librarians.
Recent NewsMore News
- Free Online Language Courses
- Game Night with Dungeons & Dragons
- Hodges Library 2nd-floor entrance CLOSED Monday, Aug. 19
- Graduate Commons CLOSED Aug. 13-20
- Now showing: Foreign and independent films
- Game Night July 24—Dungeons & Dragons
- UT Libraries Helps Launch New Digital Library of Tennessee Portal
- iThenticate plagiarism-detection services unavailable July 13