A Diversity Effort That Goes Back Decades

A Diversity Effort That Goes Back Decades 1

Dylan Platz

Brandon Hambrick, now an engineering student at the U. of Tennessee, decided to enroll after attending a weeklong engineering program for high-school students.

Minority students in Tennessee who have an aptitude for mathematics and science are likely to learn about the engineering program at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville long before they start thinking about college.

Tennessee's College of Engineering offers an abundance of programs for minority students starting as early as the seventh grade, in part because it hopes the exposure will prompt them to apply to the college one day.

The college's