College credits can be earned at upcoming Governor's Schools
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:48 am
The Messenger 05.20.09
High school students attending the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities and Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin will have the opportunity to earn six hours of college credit during the summer programs.
Students in the humanities program will arrive May 31 and depart June 27, while the agricultural sciences students arrive Saturday and depart June 19.
The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities, located on the UT Martin campus since 1985, will host 82 students and the fifth Tennessee Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences — one of four in the nation — will have 34 students. The schools are staffed by faculty from UT Martin with guest presenters from throughout the United States.
UT Martin will help introduce high school students to a myriad of agricultural careers at the school for the agricultural sciences. High school students from across the state will be involved in research, living laboratories and study opportunities. The students will expand their knowledge of food, genetics, agriculture, engineering and the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, be exposed to scientific and land stewardship concepts and sharpen communication, problem-solving and leadership skills.
Students will also be exposed to the manufacturing process for biofuels to include biodiesel and ethanol. Scholars will be able to manufacture the fuel in the biofuels laboratory from selected biomass materials and actually utilize the fuels in lab engines.
The humanities immersion program includes high school juniors and seniors from across the state who have been selected to participate based on academic achievements, writing skills, school and community service and the recommendations of high school faculty.