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The Governor’s School for the Sciences and Engineering (GSSE) provides the opportunity for advanced study, laboratory experience, and research in a STEM field. You will participate in a variety of individualized and team projects that highlight many of the most exciting areas of STEM research. You will interact with leading scientists, mathematicians, and engineers in seminar discussions that emphasize research and its relation to society. Individualized and small group instruction is available in industrial engineering, materials science and engineering, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. You will choose an elective course that will involve afternoon lecture and laboratory sessions in STEM. The morning courses taken by all students focus on basic scientific skills and the role science plays in our society. Other activities include lectures by experts on current trends in STEM research. In-class instruction is complemented by visits to STEM laboratories, companies with a STEM mission, and other team building exercises.

Distinguished Guest Speakers: Dr. Anthony Mezzacappa

Presentation: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity: Shattering Our Everyday Notions of Time

Newton W. and Wilma C. Thomas Chair of Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics

College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Professor 

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Office: 206 South College/ORNL