UT-ORII Hosts Biggest Group of SMaRT Interns

The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) is hosting its 4th Student Mentoring and Research Training (SMaRT) internship program this summer, with its biggest group of students yet — 59 undergraduates from 21 states!

Each year, UT-ORII recruits the nation’s best and brightest undergraduates for its SMaRT internaship program. This year’s SMaRT group includes students from Virginia Tech, California State Polytech University, Emory, Cornell, Berkley, the University of Alabama, the University of South Carolina, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Florida State, Brigham University, the Colorado School of Mines and several of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  The group also includes 11 students from Tennessee universities from across the state.

For 10 weeks each summer, UT-ORII’s SMaRT interns have the unique opportunity of working alongside researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and University of Tennessee (UT) to tackle some of our nation’s toughest scientific challenges. The interns learn critical research, communications and presentation skills, and receive a generous stipend, UT campus housing and an allowance for travel to and from Knoxville, Tennessee.

A growing number of UT-ORII’s SMaRT interns love their experience so much that they return to UT for graduate school and several participate in SMaRT now as graduate student mentors.

UT-ORII thanks its UT and ORNL mentors, graduate students and partners that include ORNL, University of Tennessee, Knoxville‘s Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Graduate School.

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