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Teaching Assistants

Mike Hanson, Teaching Assistant (Mathematics)

Mike Hanson

Mike is a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Tennessee studying Number Theory. After graduating, he plans to continue his career in academia as a researcher in mathematics. Aside from math, Mike enjoys making and listening to music, drawing, and traveling. He is very excited to assist the Governor’s school math students while they learn about proofs, number theory and matrices.


Lorna Treffert, Teaching Assistant (Industrial & Systems Engineering)

Lorna recently graduated with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from UTK. Her undergraduate research projects centered around Alternative Energy / Microgrid Optimization and Internet of Things technology. She is currently working towards her Masters in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis on Operations Research and Quantum Computing.  Outside of UT, she is very into road trips and adventures of any kind. She absolutely loves teaching and getting students excited about STEM fields.