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EEC Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is EEC?

A: Explorations in Engineering and Computing (EEC) is a week-long virtual experience for rising twelfth grade students. Our mission is to provide students who show an interest in engineering studies an early exposure to and preparation for scientific study and research. We provide virtual activities that will spark an interest in the world of engineering and computing and allow students to explore career opportunities. Throughout the program, participants will be challenged to apply what they have learned in engineering and computing activities.

Q: Who will lead the sessions?

A: The sessions are led by faculty and graduate students from the Tennessee Tech College of Engineering. Peer counselors will assist with program and team-building activities.

Q: What other activities will students be involved in?

A: Participants will learn about majors in the Tennessee Tech college of engineering, participate in virtual tours of engineering labs and facilities, take part in college life preparation seminars, cultivate new friendships, attend virtual engineering lectures and lab experiments.

Q: Who may apply?

A: All rising twelfth grade students who have an interest in science, math, engineering or technology are encouraged to apply.

Q: What is the cost?

A: There is no cost to the student to attend. Students selected to participate in the EEC program will receive a full scholarship, which covers all costs.


Q: What are the requirements to apply?

A: Students must have an interest in science, technology, engineering or math with good scores in math and science and a completed application which includes a math/science reference form attached.

Q: When is the deadline?

A: The application must be received by April 20, 2020. No faxes or emails will be accepted. Students will be notified of their acceptance within three weeks after the deadline.

Q: How may applications be submitted?

A: All applications must be submitted online using the link below.

Apply EEC Main Page

For additional information, please contact Harry Ingle at 931-372-3833.

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