HARROGATE, Tennessee, June 28, 2019— Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) hosted 27 high school students from Knox County, Tennessee for an annual science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) summer camp June 24-28.
The students are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tennessee Valley (BGCTV) Pipeline Program, which is designed to encourage participants to complete high school and enroll in post-secondary programs related to health care. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the National Workforce Diversity Pipeline Program.
“This program gives students an opportunity to enjoy the college experience on a small scale while exposing them to STEM concepts and hands on learning,” said Dr. Polly Johnson, Director of Education and Workforce Development Programs.
The students interacted with LMU faculty and staff in workshop sessions covering Lego robotics, crime-solving with an electron microscope, social media in college, water quality and human health, introduction to medical school, time and money management, veterinary medicine skills and more.
“The partnership that we have established with the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley over the past four summers has been wonderful,” said Kristy Bay, director for special projects and operations for enrollment and student affairs. “At LMU, we truly believe in our mission to provide educational opportunities for students. The BGCTNV STEM camp has allowed us to do this in a fun, interactive and meaningful way, all while allowing the students to get a glimpse of the collegiate experience.”
Students also experienced residential life on the LMU campus and toured the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.
“This was a good opportunity to do things I wouldn’t normally get to do in a regular school setting, and I get to experience a college campus,” said Emma Boice, a senior at Karns High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. “It’s good to see other possibilities for career options and things I can do after I graduate.”
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing
educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus
is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and
graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280
or email at [email protected].