The University of Tennessee partners with Campbell County Schools and Union County Public Schools on the PiPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science project. This five-year project, made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides college-going awareness information and opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and medical science (STEMM) careers for all tenth- and eleventh-grade students at Campbell County Comprehensive High, Jellico High, and Union County High School.
Co-primary investigators from UT, Professors Melinda Gibbons and Erin Hardin, oversee the project, which includes a summer experience at UT, parent workshops, and a yearly, hands-on public service project developed and led by local science teachers and eleventh-grade students. Other UT faculty, staff, and students from across campus are also highly involved.
A more detailed description of PiPES is available in our PIPES Program Overview.