The Learning Support Academy combines academic courses with activities that acquaint students with the college experience. This was the second year for the academy, funded by the college and by a Tennessee Board of Regents Access and Diversity Grant.
Gov. Bill Haslam said the effort to build the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building on Roane State Community College’s Oak Ridge campus “shows what happens when a community really cares.
According to figures from Complete College America, if 100 students entered college today in Tennessee, only 17 would graduate on time at a four-year college. Now some of the nation’s top universities and colleges across the country, including Tennessee State University, are prodding lingering students toward the graduation stage to push them to finish their degrees in four years.
It’s a move that aims to change the culture that completing a degree in four years is the exception and not the norm.
The National Science Board’s 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report contains an all-too-familiar statistic.
Women account for only 28 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs. Elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities around the country have designed initiatives to boost that number.
Roane State adjunct professor Jessica Fain wants to do her part, and she’s willing to live underwater for 72 days to show that science is cool, for boys and for girls.
Roane State Community College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 5 for the new Goff Health Sciences and Technology Building at the college’s Oak Ridge campus.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited.
Joe Spann is a genealogist and on this day he’s explaining emigration to the American Colonies. “Most of you will have ancestors in one of these groups,” he said, pointing to a projection that lists Scots-Irish, Quaker, English Elite and Puritans. If it sounds like a history class, it is, of sorts. But it’s for a different group of students than you might normally expect at Volunteer State Community College. These are Lifelong Learners, many of them retirees, looking for some intellectual fun. The group is attending one in a series of lectures called KEY Lifelong Learning at Vol State.
Thad Perry is a psychologist by training, but he’s also really good at finding patterns in data and is passionate about population health.
Perry combined these talents to make his career. He’s now in Cookeville as the director of Tennessee Tech University’s Center for Healthcare Informatics.
The center analyzes data to find ways to improve the quality of healthcare while reducing healthcare costs.
For three years, Middle Tennessee State University’s exercise science experts have worked wonders with people who suffer from incomplete spinal cord injuries.
Now the National Institutes of Health is giving them an opportunity that could change the way health professionals treat these patients, who retain some preservation of sensation or motor function at the lowest segment of the spinal cord.