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The Kermit Duckett Memorial Aerospace Education

Teacher Workshop


The University of Tennessee, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Theory & Practice in Teacher Education Department in cooperation with the Civil Air Patrol, NASA, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics announces the UT Basic  Aerospace Education STEM Workshop to be held partially at UT Knoxville from 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. Enrollment is limited to 18 teachers in the greater Knoxville area.  There will be an alternative wait-list once the workshop is full. Once you have been notified that you are admitted to the workshop, apply to the Graduate School. (see link below)


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. Field trips are 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. Application can be found at:


Priority will be given to teachers in the greater Knoxville, TN metro area.


To apply to the Aerospace workshop, click here.  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:

“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.”