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West Tennessee Initiative Draws Future Engineers

Memphis Engineers Day

UT engineering students engage with high-school students from west Tennessee to share opportunities at the Tickle College of Engineering.


The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) hosted a recruitment initiative in West Tennessee for the 2017 Engineers Day with support from Ron (BS/EE ’69) and Jessica (BS/Ed ’71) Morris. The event—the first UT Engineers Day held in Memphis—provided an opportunity for high juniors and seniors in the Memphis area to learn about the university, network with engineering undergraduate students, faculty, and staff and explore engineering career options.

Memphis Engineers Day

Engineering Ambassadors share information about the Tickle College of Engineering with high-school students at the 2017 Memphis Engineers Day.

The event drew 226 students and 30 chaperones from 22 high schools. Attendees were greeted by current engineering students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Campus in Memphis.

The welcome program featured a presentation on the engineering college by Lisa Byrd, assistant director of Engineering Advising. Engineering Professional Practice Ambassadors led panel discussion and Travis Griffin, Program Director from Engineering Diversity offered information on summer pre-college programs at the college.

Memphis Engineers Day introduced students to the TCE opportunities such as the Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program. Activities were designed by TCE departments and student societies, and presentations by the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and University Housing.

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