Grand Challenge


Harnessing science, technology and innovation to transform rural living.

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Rural Reimagined is dedicated to developing and supporting the success of rural areas throughout Tennessee in a way that can be replicated to help rural areas throughout the country and the world. Engaging every academic discipline in this effort and bringing expertise and collaboration to examine rural challenges in these areas is another piece of the Grand Challenge. Faculty, students, staff and administrators are working on this Grand Challenge that will leverage the unique assets of Tennessee Tech.

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Rural Projects



Fac/Admin Engaged



Student Participants

Academics & Curriculum

› First year experience courses
› Computer science hackathon
› Community mindset
› Career Readiness Certification
› Innovation & entrepreneurship certification
› Agriculture sustainability
› Financial literacy

Co-curricular & Service Outcomes

› Service learning
› Service/volunteer projects
› Internships
› Campus activities
› iCube/iMakerSpace
› Student Innovation Fellows
› STEM Mobile for K-12 student access
› Remote Area Medical clinic
› Archives of rural history

Research & Creative Inquiry

› NSFI-corps
› Cyber security
› Center for Rural Innovation
› Nursing + chemical engineering
› Chemistry educators program
› 3D printed feather structures
› Water quality

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Contact us for information about joining the Gen R Club, about becoming a Gen R Ambassador, or about learning more on how you can get involved in Rural Reimagined.

Individual students or students groups are encouraged to contact us to learn more!




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