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A Day at the Lab

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  • High School Seniors
  • High-Achieving Students

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    July 26, 2019
    9:00 am—5:00 pm

    The UT Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Undergraduate Research are delighted to host an exciting program this summer – A Day at The Lab. Based on high academic standing, high school seniors are invited to attend a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Friday, July 26.*

    *The capacity of the program is very limited, and early registration is strongly encouraged. Once capacity is reached, a wait list will be created based on the date and time of registration. 

    Parents are welcome to attend the morning sessions with students, however, the bus trip and visit to ORNL are for students only. 

    Friday, July 26, 2019
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Students and parents are invited to UT’s campus for a breakfast and welcome announcements, after which students only will board a bus with admissions and research office representatives for the ride to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Students will visit several ongoing research projects and lunch will be provided.

    After the bus departs, there will be an informational program for parents. Discussion topics will include admissions, scholarships, honors programs, and – of course – research opportunities. Parents can then pursue lunch on their own and enjoy a walk around the UT campus.

    The city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee was founded in 1942 to support wartime research on the Manhattan Project. The research facilities nearby are now Oak Ridge National Laboratory – the nation’s largest multi-program science and technology laboratory. Research is conducted in most areas of the sciences and many areas of innovative technology. ORNL, popularly known as “The Lab,” is jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Energy and by a joint partner consortium of the University of Tennessee and Batelle Memorial Institute.

    Each year, scientists from all over the world travel to the Knoxville area to conduct research at The Lab, and many faculty at UT have joint research appointments there. Their experience brings many of the latest advances to classroom discussion – an extraordinary learning opportunity for many UT students. During the summer, student research interns, many from UT, have the great opportunity to become part of this great research venture.