Governor's School for Emerging Technologies

June 1 - June 28, 2014

Application Deadline: Postmarked by December 7, 2013

Applications for the Governor's School program can be obtained from your high school guidance counselor, or you can download and print an application by clicking here to go to the Governor’s Schools of Tennessee website and then click on School for the Sciences/Non-Arts Application.

The Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies is designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through study of current topics in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and other emerging technologies.  The school capitalizes on partnerships with a unique array of high technology research and development organizations located across the State of Tennessee to provide students with the opportunity to learn from leading researchers and experience cutting-edge research facilities through weekly field trips.  Previous partners for high school summer enrichment programs have included Oak Ridge Associates Universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) at Vanderbilt University, Arnold Engineering and Development Center, Nissan Corporation, Tennesee Valley Authority, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Remotec)and the University of Tennessee Space Institute.  On the Tennessee Tech campus, students will engage in traditional classes, discussions, laboratory exercises, team projects and individual research projects.  Students may earn a total of three hours of college credit in introduction to engineering, computer programming, and an emerging technology course.

Prerequisites: Applicants must be currently enrolled in the tenth or eleventh grade, have a 3.2 GPA or higher, have successfully completed one year of a high school laboratory science, and have completed Algebra I and either Algebra II or Geometry. Accepted applicants must be eligible for admission to the University.

Contact Information:
Doug Talbert
Chair, Computer Science
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Phone: 931-372-6061

Julie Betterton
Program Assistant, GSET
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Phone: 931-372-3754
Fax: 931-372-3499

Mailing Address:
Governor's School for Emerging Technologies
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5073
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Physical Address:
5 William Jones Drive
Henderson Hall, Room 3
Cookeville, TN 38505

For more information: Governor's Schools of Tennessee