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UT Aerospace STEM Workshop

The Kermit Duckett Memorial Aerospace Education

Teacher Workshop

The University of Tennessee’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, and the Department of Theory & Practice in Teacher Education Department in cooperation with the Civil Air Patrol, NASA, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics announces:

UT Basic Aerospace Education STEM Workshop

 Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 20, 2018

Three hours of graduate credit will be earned with all cost of tuition provided by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics.


All instruction will be a balanced combination of classroom learning and “hands on” laboratory experience under the supervision of instructors who have extensive experience and expertise in their respective aerospace science fields.  The workshop is taught partially at the University of Tennessee with field trips planned, including a trip to NASA Teacher Resource Center and US Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, Alabama. This can either be a one day trip or an extended trip (depending on how much you want to spend). Local flight experience/instruction will be provided by the Civil Air Patrol. Students are REQUIRED to join the Civil Air Patrol as an Aerospace Education Member (AEM), $35 membership dues.

Apply to Join AEM


Enrollment is limited to 18 teachers with priority given to teachers in the greater Knoxville, TN metro area. There will be an alternative wait-list once the workshop is full.  Once you receive notification of acceptance, you will apply to the Graduate School.


Apply to the Workshop

You may contact Ms. Pat Flynn,, 865-974-0068, our administrative assistant to confirm your application has been received. Please notify us as soon as possible if you decide not to take the workshop so that another applicant can take your place. For further information about this workshop visit:

Apply to Graduate School

The deadline to apply to the Graduate School is May 1, 2018. If you have not already applied, you need to do so soon. If you need assistance with your application, the contact person is Abby Sherman,, (865)974-3683. Be sure to check with her to make sure that everything is in order with your application and documents. If you have not sent the proper documents, this could lead to your receiving a bill later on in the summer.

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