This June, UT hosted over 100 high school students on campus for the Tennessee Governor’s School of Science and Engineering (GSSE). UT has hosted the enrichment program since the inception of the legislative mandate in 1984. GSSE is a four week non-credit program aimed to serve the academic needs of high-achieving high school students. During their time at the university, students were able to tap into the educational benefits and resources of a research intensive university, a nationally ranked engineering program, and the university’s connection to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There is no cost to the student other than transportation to and from the site and incidental expenses. Across the state, Governor’s School are funded by the Tennessee Department of Education. Support is provided primarily by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Tickle College of Engineering and other departments that provide courses and support to the program.