Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for STEM Education students to pay it forward. If you see one that interests you, contact Dr. Ellis to get started volunteering.

Tutoring at East Lake Academy

The TN-Ready math tutoring will be from April 9th - April 26th, Mondays - Thursdays from 4:30-5:30.  (No Fridays)  We would greatly appreciate UTC students who are strong in math to serve tutors to assist us as we prepare for TN Ready testing. For more information please contact Mrs. Callie Branham: branam_callie@hcde.org

Challenger Center

Perry Storey, Director of the Challenger Center, is working with 15 juniors from the STEM School. He is looking for mentors/helpers to help during project-based lessons. More information will be given upon inquiry.


Every quarter, CGLA hosts a STEM Night Open House for students and their families. The most recent STEM Night took place on October 4. STEM Education has been invited to take part in this Open House. We'll prepare one or two STEM lessons, activities, or demonstrations that can be done in 15 minutes and present them to the passersby. The next date is TBD but if you're interested or have questions email stemed@utc.edu

After School Prgms at Lakeside & Barger Elementary

Next month, TechTown will implement an after school program, Monday - Friday, from 4pm - 6pm at Lakeside. The goal is to serve 50 - 55 students through this program. The goals for this program are:

Performance Goal 1: All students will reach high academic standards at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics.
Performance Goal 2: All students will exhibit positive behavior changes that support academic and social growth.
Performance Goal 3: The percentage of students who are chronically absent from school will decrease.
Performance Goal 4: Family engagement will be embedded in the entirety of the program.

UTC STEM students will be asked to serve in a volunteer capacity to help teachers with tutoring, physical activities or assisting TechTown with enrichment STEAM activities.

Ideally, students will begin serving by the week of 9/21/17.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please email or call Chris at (423) 619-0732.