Summer Science Programs


CURENT offers numerous opportunities for K-12 students to become involved during the summer months. We create and collaborate on programs that promote science, math and engineering, and it is our goal that each student will find these events to be interesting, fun, and relevant.

Here are some examples of our summer collaborative programs:

Adventures in STEM: A Math, Engineering & Biology Camp for Middle School Girls

  • A 1-week (9am-4pm) program offering 30 rising 7-8th grade girls the opportunity to explore engineering, math, biology, and environmental sustainability.
  • Students will divide time between CURENT and NIMBioS research center on the UT, Knoxville campus.
  • Activities include critical thinking & team-building projects, a local campus field trip to science labs and exhibits, and exposure to a variety of science, math, and engineering fields.

Middle School Introduction To Engineering Systems (MITES), in collaboration with the College of Engineering's Office of Diversity Programs (Program Consolidated in 2016 - For information about current programs, see the College of Engineering Diversity Pre-College Website).

  • One 1-week program and one 4-day program offering 64 students the opportunity to explore engineering.
  • CURENT will have a featured group project designed to improve team-work and problem solving skills.
  • The program provides hands-on learning experiences designed to motivate minority students who have the interest and aptitude for careers in engineering.
  • We especially encourage students from underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and women) to apply for admission to this program.