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Eastman Again Partners with UT to Encourage Young Engineers

The College of Engineering’s summer enrichment programs are in full swing at UT, and Eastman is proving once again to be a vital partner.

The Fortune 300 company, headquartered close by in Kingsport, is providing support for the camps and the college for another summer, this time sponsoring the High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders—or HITES 12—from July 12 to 17.

Through the camp, rising high school seniors get a chance to come to UT and see what engineering, the college, and the university itself have to offer.

“This is a way for us to highlight what UT is all about and to showcase some of the specific things we do here in the College of Engineering,” said Travis Griffin, the director of engineering diversity programs, who oversees the camps.

“We talk to them about college life, about our departments, and about what it’s like to be a student here, in addition to the instruction they get from our faculty.”

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