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Feb. 11, 2008
Tennessee Governor's Academy to Recruit Local Students on Statewide Tour
KNOXVILLE -- As part of a statewide tour, students and faculty from the Tennessee Governor's Academy for Mathematics and Science (TGA) will recruit rising high school juniors to apply for admission at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Doubletree Hotel at 185 Union Ave. in Memphis.
The students are taking part in a weeklong
educational tour of the state, learning about the geology, geography and
TGA was founded by Gov. Phil Bredesen and is
administered by the
Next year's class will include 24 high school juniors chosen from throughout the state, based on their achievement in science and math, as well as their creativity, curiosity and desire to be part of what TGA Executive Director Vena Long calls "the scientific life."
"We are looking for students who have
more than just a technical proficiency in math and science," said Long,
who also serves as the associate dean for research in UT Knoxville's
The student experience at TGA is unique. Students live in cottages on the campus of the
Students this year have traveled to the
Each applicant must be at least 15 years of
age and be a rising high school junior. Applicants must also have been
There is no tuition to attend TGA. Students will receive room and board, as well as educational supplies and the use of a laptop computer during their time as TGA students. Students will be responsible for the cost of recreational activities outside the course of normal TGA programs.
Partners in TGA include UT, the Tennessee
Department of Education, the State Board of Education, TSD, ORNL and
Editors: More information is available on local stops for the TGA students' tour by contacting Jay Mayfield at the number below.
Craig Green, TGA, (865) 946-3675, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Mayfield, UT media relations, (865) 974-9409, email@example.com
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