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UTC Youth University STEAM Academies

Innovate Summer Steam Academy | June 15th - 19th

Location Chattanooga, TN
Event Date(s) Jun 15, 2020 to Jun 19, 2020
Grades 6th to 8th
This event has been canceled.

Event Description


“Geometry/Astronomy of Space” intends to let this years’ campers explore the earliest misunderstandings and understandings of geocentric to heliocentric Universe representations as the roles of astronomers like Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galilei and Newton promoted that development through time with a focused attention of how geometric mathematics and motion plays a part in their discoveries. Some special interest investigations will be included on retrograde, Laws of Planetary Motion: Orbits/Areas/Periods, accurate 3-D constellation constructions, and celestial sphere modeling. A potential trip to UTC’s Clarence Jones Observatory is being considered while use of virtual reality apps and other tools might also be available to support studies. Pool day on Friday!

June 15th - 19th
Entering Grades: 6th - 7th - 8th, Boys & Girls
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $285 ($260 if registered by May 15th)
Campus Lunch: $10 per Day
Limit: 20 Participants


  • Multi-child discount cost $260 each additional

Location: UTC Challenger STEM Learning Center  |  855 E. 5th St.  |  Chattanooga, TN 37403

Meals: Snacks will be provided and participants are welcome to bring their own lunch but an on-campus lunch option is available.