Preparing our Next Generation of STEM Leaders

The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) is preparing engineers, scientists and other STEM talent for a global economy that demands interdisciplinary problem-solving, rapid innovation and real-world application.

UT-ORII is committed to providing world-class STEM opportunities for students at each step of their educational pathway — from the nation’s only joint university-national laboratory doctoral programs and SMaRT undergraduate internships, to our exciting, new, hands-on K-12 STEM programs.

Three cutting-edge interdisciplinary programs with direct access to UT and ORNL resources

Rare opportunity for undergraduates to work side-by-side with UT and ORNL researchers for 10 weeks during the summer

Coming soon: Science Saturdays, a fun hands-on program for Tennessee middle schoolers