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Aerospace In the Classroom

Astronut LynnThe Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, in cooperation with the Civil Air Patrol, NASA, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics held their Basic Aerospace Education STEM Workshop from July 6-24.  The program is in its’ 20th year hosting teachers from the greater Knoxville area giving them an opportunity to learn about aerospace and methods in which to share it in their classrooms.  Participants have the opportunity to learn about STEM pedagogy and get free STEM resources.  Incorporated into the workshop is the application of science and physics as participants learn to build and launch or fly a model rocket or airplane.  But the best part, participants have the opportunity to fly with the Tennessee Air National Guard on a refueling mission! **

View the highlight video from Knoxville News Sentinel about the 2015 workshop to see what it’s all about.  The workshop was also highlighted in the Daily Beacon.

This workshop allows for 3 Hours UT Graduate Credit with full tuition provided.  For more information about the Aerospace STEM Workshop, contact the principal investigator, Barry Golden, assistant professor of Science Education.  For information about how to participate in upcoming workshops, please contact Pat Flynn at 865-974-0068.

**Based upon availability and weather.