The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee teamed up to create the SMaRT internship, designed to bring STEM students to East Tennessee. This is the first year of the internship program. Eighteen students from around the country have applied and been invited to work at one of the University of Tennessee's labs.
He’s been interested in engineering since he was a kid, Cory Schwarze said, and Roane State Community College's new mechatronics program on the community college’s Roane County campus has been perfect for him. Schwarze, 18, was part of the inaugural Middle College mechatronics class at the flagship campus and just wrapped up his first year.
Norwood Middle School won the sixth annual Dream it. Do it. competition sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and Consolidated Nuclear Security. CNS provided $1,000 to the sponsoring teacher for classroom resources. The second and third place schools received donations of $750 and $500, respectively. This competition is an important way to introduce middle school students to opportunities in manufacturing.
EM Oak Ridge cleanup contractor UCOR is ensuring employees are trained to advance cleanup. Most recently, the contractor administered training to workers who will provide radiation protection support to numerous projects in the field.
Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been appointed executive director of the university’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. She begins July 1 and replaces former executive director Matt Murray, who announced his retirement in March.