• 8th grade students think about futures and explore Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2018 Regional Career Expo

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    February 26, 2018
    8th grade students think about their futures and explore Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2018 Regional Career Expo
    Open to students/media   Open to community
    8th Grade Career Expo   Oak Ridge National Laboratory Science Fair
    Tues., March 6 – Fri., March 9
    9:00 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. daily
      Thur., March 8
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Kingsport Academic Village   Kingsport Farmer’s Market
    Approximately 2,300 eighth grade students from Kingsport City, Hawkins County, Scott County, Sullivan County, and Washington County schools will be visiting the Kingsport Academic Village during the Regional Career Expo 2018.
    Aligned with Eastman’s focus on advancing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education, students will have an opportunity to learn about a variety of careers, including arts and communications; automotive; business and marketing; culinary arts; education; engineering and science; health and medicine; human services; legal services; manufacturing and technology.
    This year, Eastman is pleased to share a new and exciting educational opportunity open to the community. In partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the ORNL Science Fair will be available to engage students and community members of all ages in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. The ORNL fair consists of six interactive trailers that give visitors the chance to explore materials under a neutron beam; watch a star explode; take a virtual walk through Titan, the most powerful supercomputer; and much more! The ORNL Science Fair is free and open to the community on Thursday, March 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market.
    The four-day event is sponsored by Eastman, working in partnership with Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities TN/VA, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, and Northeast State Community College.
    Career Expo daily schedule of events:
    Time Event Academic Village building(s)
    10:00 a.m.
    TN/VA Scholars presentation regarding courses in math, science, language arts and social studies. TN/VA Scholars encourages community service and a more rigorous course of study in high school. The Farmer’s Market
    10:00 a.m.- noon Rotation through career clusters
    • Kingsport Center for Higher Education
    • Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing
    • Regional Center for Automotive Programs
    • Regional Center for Health Professions
    12:00pm –
    Lunch and Oak Ridge National Labs Science Fair The Farmer’s Market
    Media Contact: 
    Amanda Allman
    Eastman Corporate Communications
    423-229-1025 | aallman@eastman.com