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About the Forum

Started in 1933, the UT Science Forum is one of the oldest UT organizations. Its purpose? To share the latest scientific research with the public.

The UT Science Forum began when UT professors and Knoxville-based researchers saw a shift in the study of science from general to specific. The more scientists specialized in a particular field, the less they learned about the research of others. Many UT professors saw this as a disadvantage and started informal discussions over lunch in order to brief each other on their research.

Eighty years later, the UT Science Forum provides an excellent opportunity for students, UT professors and the general public to learn about cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL, and other local facilities.

Historical Documents

History of the UT Science Forum
Former Science Forum Officers
UT Science Forum Constitution