STEMM in Rural Appalachia
STEMM—science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical science—is a critically underrepresented career choice among high school students from rural Appalachia. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program, a multidisciplinary cohort of investigators at the University of Tennessee are exploring mechanisms to increase interest in STEMM-based majors by providing interventions and hands-on research experiences to high school students from Appalachian counties in Tennessee. Please see our dedicated website for more information on this unique program: PIPES (Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science among Rural Appalachian Youth).
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The CEB hosts numerous undergraduate student interns during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The Office of Undergraduate Research website provides the information you need to successfully pursue these rewarding opportunities. Contact CEB personnel associated with ongoing research projects to see if they have room to integrate you in a unique and challenging research effort.
High School Research Opportunities
The CEB also hosts highly motivated high school students interested in science and engineering research pursuits. You must be 16 years of age to perform research in our laboratories. Contact us for more information.
The CEB enjoys showing off its equipment and resources, and we will do so with a focus on increasing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and biomedical sciences. If you have a group that would benefit from a tour of a “real science lab,” please contact us.