The CEHHS faculty, staff, students, and alumni have been busy this summer! See what they’ve been up to!
PIPES, the Possibilities in Postsecondary Education Program in Educational Psychology and Counseling, held their Summer Camp in June. Students from tenth- and eleventh-grades in Campbell and Union County had the opportunity to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical Science) careers while visiting science and engineering labs and becoming college aware.
The Leadership Academy in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies announced the new fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. Meanwhile, Director Jim McIntyre, testified about the success of the program to the Tennessee House of Representatives Education Committee at the Joint Summer Study Hearing.
Child and Family Studies students traveled with their instructor, Sally Hunter, to Ireland over the summer for their Study Abroad program, Growing Up With Political Conflict, 2018, during which they studied ways in which children and families experienced a period of political conflict known as The Troubles (a conflict between the Protestants and Catholics). Students studied the influence of context on a young person’s development. The class was 3 credit hours,open to all majors & no pre-requisites required.
Lynn Hodge, Associate Professor of Math Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, was awarded a $1.4 million grant through the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The funding will be used to recruit and prepare secondary science and mathematics teachers through VolsTeach 4 Appalachia. The grant is a collaboration with Pellissippi State Community College and Appalachian school districts.
Hollie Raynor, Nutrition professor and Interim Assistant Dean for Research for CEHHS, submitted a proposal for the “Center of Food and Activity for Health Communities” which has been chosen as a finalist for a cluster hire; a means of hiring multiple scholars into one or more departments based on shared, interdisciplinary research interests by the Office of the Provost. The proposal includes three CEHHS departments and engagement with three outside our college.
CEHHS students majoring in Veterinary Public Health will work along side students from Social Work, Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Program for Pet Health Equity. The grant received $2.8 million in funding from Maddie’s Fund to support research and development of Aligncare; a health care system to improve access to veterinary care for underserved families.
Students in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies participated in Camp Koinonia over the Summer. Approximately 200 students from UT participate in this outdoor education program for children with multiple disabilities. Enjoy this perspective of the camp from one of our UT Future Program alumni and past CEHHS student ambassador as she enjoyed the camp activities.
These are only a few of the great things happening in our college! Be sure to check us out on all our social media sites!