UT receives grant to increase STEMM interest

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Starting in the fall of 2015, a new project is expected that will allow nearly every sophomore student in two local counties, to explore career options in science, technology, engineering, math, and medical science.

This project is made possible by a new five-year $963,000 Science Education Partnership award to UT from the National Institutes of Health.

We’re told the program will engage students in Campbell and Union Counties, and will help them learn more about strengths and interests, as well as explore potential barriers they may encounter in attending college as well as career options in those fields.

The possibilities for Postsecondary Education and Science, also known as PIPES, will aim to reduce perceived educational barriers, promote college awareness, raise knowledge of critical public health needs, and introduce STEMM-related career opportunities to those students.

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