The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

College of Engineering

Office of Diversity Programs

Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9)

The College of Engineering (COE) is hosting the 3rd annual "Engineering VOLunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9)." eVOL9 selects rising ninth grade students who demonstrate interests in engineering. The purpose of eVOL9 is to provide college preparation and awareness on engineering careers. The eVOL9 session will be hosted on June 14-19, 2015.

Thirty-two students are selected to participate. Students live within a residence hall on campus, engage in hands-on engineering fundamentals activities, receive ACT math preparation, compete in engineering challenges, and tour an engineering industrial plant. Throughout the program, students team with each other to apply what was learned and work on an engineering design project. The eVOL9 program provides a one-week experience, at no major cost, which includes following:

  • Orientation session
  • Ice breakers and team building exerices
  • Residential hall accommodations for five nights
  • Classroom sessions with engineering fundamentals
  • Introduction to the ACT/SAT
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Supplies
  • Campus life and recreation
  • Hands-on laboratory demonstrations
  • Engineering challenges and group design project
  • Counselor-to-peer mentoring
  • Engineering field trip
  • Closing awards reception

The 2015 application is closed.

The 2016 application will open on Friday, November 20, 2015.

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