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Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10)

eVOL10

Thirty-two students will be selected to participate. Students will learn about careers in engineering, explore the UT campus, tour engineering labs and facilities, attend ACT preparation, and spend a week living on a college campus.

The college is hosting our annual eVOL10 for rising tenth grade students who demonstrate interest in engineering. The program will be hosted June 11-16, 2023.

Throughout the program, students will team with each other to apply what was learned and work on an engineering design project.

eVOL10 provides a one-week residential experience, at no major cost, and includes the following:

  • Orientation session
  • Ice breakers and team building exercises
  • ACT preparation
  • Supplies
  • Engineering challenges and group design project
  • Counselor-to-peer mentoring
  • Closing awards reception

Frequently Asked Questions

 eVOL10 is a program for rising tenth grade students. Our mission is to provide students who show an interest in engineering an early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research. Virtual activities will spark an interest in the world of engineering and allow students to explore career opportunities.

The classes are led by faculty and graduate students from the Tickle College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics. Counselors will assist with program activities and supervision of participants.

Participants will learn engineering fundamentals, strategies for the math section of the ACT, compete in engineering challenges, and cultivate new friendships.

All rising tenth grade students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a “B” average in both math and science to be eligible for the program.

There is a $75 non-refundable processing fee.

Students must have an interest in engineering, a “B” average in both math and science courses, completed application (including $75 processing fee), math/science reference forms, essay statement, and copy of their current report card or high school transcript.

The deadline to apply for the 2023 program is March 3, 2023. No faxes or emails will be accepted. Students will be notified of their acceptance within three weeks after the deadline.

Students will be supervised by university faculty, staff, administrators, and trained college students.

All applications must be submitted online. 

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

Additional Information


  • Applications for next summer’s program will go live in September. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2023.
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  • For additional information, please contact us by email at pre_eng@utk.edu.