Pellissippi State Community College faculty and students in Engineering Technology’s Electrical Engineering concentration will host a workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, to teach boys with UUNIK Academy how solar cars work.
This is the first workshop Pellissippi State has hosted for the academy. The workshop activity includes assembling and racing the small model cars, which run on solar power.
The workshop is in Room 217, McWherter Building, on the Pellissippi Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
UUNIK Academy, a nonprofit organization, mentors African-American males ages 11-14 from single parent homes. The program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Knoxville Area Urban League. Weekly workshops include such topics as academic enrichment, cultural heritage, spirituality, critical thinking, economics and community development. Executive Director Reggie Jenkins founded UUNIK three years ago.
For more information on the workshop, contact Ken Swayne, associate professor in Electrical Engineering, at (865) 694-6496.