As part of the National Science Foundation-funded Research Experience for Teachers (RET), for the past three summers faculty from the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science have worked with teachers in the Hamilton County School System and others on project-based learning that is both effective and fun for students.
Aug. 9 was the first day of class on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. For 56 high school juniors, that is. University High, a Hamilton County Schools initiative headquartered at UTC, made its long-awaited debut. The program was designed as a college pipeline for high school students who might not have seen themselves heading toward a four-year university education.