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Local students study space, robots and creativity at STEAM Academies

Throughout the summer, the Challenger STEM Learning Center hosts weeklong STEAM Academies for local students from kindergarten to eighth grade. From July 9-13, kids from second and third grades were at the center, learning about space, robots and sparking their imagination and creativity.

Memorial service on campus honors the Fallen Five

The Student Veterans Organization held a service to honor the five military men shot and killed three years ago.

Summer Bridge: Students building connections to the community

Twenty-seven incoming freshmen take part in UTC’s Summer Bridge program, a five-week crash course of credit-earning classes, campus tours, community service and, yes, just plain fun.

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UTC students, faculty and staff participate in Heroes Run

Four from UTC took part in July 14’s Heroes Run, which honors the Fallen Five killed in 2015.

Program shows teachers how to combine art with math, science, other subjects

  The instructions are simple. Take 20 spaghetti sticks, a yard each of tape and string and a single marshmallow. In 18 minutes, build a structure that can hold the marshmallow at the top without crumbling or tipping over. Easy-peasy, right? Yeah, not so much. Inside the Challenger STEM Learning Center, 18 teachers from around the region divide into teams of four to tackle the problem. Some build teepee-like

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