A degu, a small mammal found only in Chile, is bringing together the Chattanooga community. In partnership with the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), the Chattanooga Zoo, and local TV station WTCI, the University is creating a collaborative educational outreach program to inform students and the community about this little known animal.
Lisa Berry, a senior biology major and Noyce Scholar in the UTeaChattanooga program at UTC, has been chosen to attend a computer science workshop in Dublin, Ireland.
UTC’s UTeaChattanooga, an innovative program designed to inspire math and science teachers, received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to provide full scholarships for six juniors and seniors annually during the five-year grant. The UTC program has also received national recognition, the highest it can receive, from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).
A new initiative at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga created to prepare students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM education) for secondary teaching careers will receive nearly $1.8 million from the State of Tennessee.