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High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for Eleventh Graders (HITES11)

The college initiated the first HITES11 program in 2001. The program identifies and selects rising eleventh-grade students who demonstrate interests in math and science.

HITES11 provides an opportunity for students to explore engineering, learn how computing is used in engineering applications, and discover campus life at UT. The HITES11 session will be hosted July 16–21, 2017.

Thirty-two students are selected to participate within each session. Students live within a residence hall on campus, engage in learning computer programming, and tour an engineering industrial plant. Throughout the program, students team up with each other to apply what was learned and work on an engineering design project.

All applicants must have a minimum ACT math score of 25 (SAT math score of 590). HITES11 provides a one-week experience, at no major cost, and includes the following:

  • Orientation session
  • Ice breakers and team building exercises
  • Residential hall accommodations for five nights
  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Engineering department visits with university faculty and undergraduate/graduate students

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Supplies
  • Campus life and recreation
  • Hands-on laboratory demonstrations
  • Engineering group design project
  • Counselor-to-peer mentoring
  • Engineering field trip
  • Closing awards reception

 The 2017 HITES11 application will open in mid-November.

For additional information, please contact us by email at or by phone at 865-974-0625.

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