College of Engineering

Outreach Programs

Tennessee Tech's College of Engineering Outreach Programs offer a wide variety of interesting and challenging programs for students of all ages. Our courses are designed to challenge our youth to become critical-thinking problem solvers, appreciate STEM, and explore the engineering design process. Our Outreach team continues to develop and offer unique opportunities for students to have fun while solving the technological challenges.

Our current outreach programs:

  • Engineering a Future (EaF)
    • An opportunity for young women interested in becoming problem solvers and creative thinkers to spend time experiencing the ever-changing and exciting field of engineering. Activities are focused on displaying how engineers turn dreams into reality.
  • Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP)
    • The Engineering Career Awareness Program (ECAP) addresses financial obstacles students face during their college experiences, making it possible for them to graduate with a valuable engineering, computer science or engineering technology degree from Tennessee Tech.
  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
    • The FIRST LEGO League (also known by the acronym FLL) is an international competition for elementary and middle school students (ages 9-14 in the USA and Canada, 9-16 elsewhere), arranged by the FIRST organization.
  • Governor's School for Emerging Technologies
    • 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.
  • Tennessee LSAMP (TLSAMP)
    • Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program. TLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of ten colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide. 
  • Makers on the Move
    • Makers on the Move is a STEM outreach program sponsored by the Tech's College of Engineering Clay N. Hixson Student Success Center.
  • Millard Oakley STEM Center
    • The Oakley STEM Center enriches pre-kindergarten through college (P-16) student STEM learning with hands-on inquiry, enhances the STEM preparation of new and practicing teachers, prekindergarten through high school (P-12), models innovative instructional design and learning environments, conducts rigorous STEM education research, and collaborates with industry and organizations to strengthen STEM education initiatives across the region, state, and nation.