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Participating students from the University of Tennessee Tickle College of Engineering represent multiple fields of study as they prepare to take their education to the next level. TLSAMP has given these students chances to attend research conferences, participate in the GEM program, benefit from the GRE prep program, and undertake undergraduate research.
This residential program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Tickle College of Engineering to provide academic seminars in mathematics and chemistry with lab, in addition to College Life workshops and STEM-related site visits.
The goal of TLSAMP is to increase the enrollment of underrepresented students (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to prepare them for graduate school.
“EDP continues to develop partnerships across Tennessee to support community-based programs with the goal of supporting student learning and engineering exploration,” said Travis Griffin, director of the office.