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Community Events

Here you will find announcements and opportunities to get involved in the science community in Knoxville. Do you have an upcoming science event or are you part of an organization focused on science? Email us with your information and we’ll get it listed on our website.

STFK Science Cafe

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA scienceNOW community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. Science Cafés are events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic.

STFK also supports the UT Science Forum lecture series. Click here to see a list of upcoming Science Cafe topics.

Baker Center Forum on Energy and
Environmental Policy

The Energy and Environmental Policy Program strives to continue Senator Baker’s work in the areas of energy and environmental policy. Among the issues addressed are energy consumption and conservation; nuclear energy; renewable energy; air and water pollution; and climate change. The center hopes to study the interaction of energy and the environment to develop economically sound policies that improve the quality of life of the world’s citizens.

An interdisciplinary committee of UT faculty invites four to six speakers each semester from fields such as ecology, economics, urban planning, law, atmospheric chemistry and sociology to present on occasional Thursdays at 1-2:30 pm in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium. Click here to visit the Center’s website.

Technical Society of Knoxville Meetings

The Technical Society of Knoxville is a group of individuals interested in technology and science, and their effects on society, and in particular, on the community. The Society was founded in 1921 by Charles E. Ferris, dean of the UT College of Engineering.

The hallmark of the Technical Society is its Monday Luncheon. Every Monday, the program features a speaker on a subject of technical, scientific, or general interest. Meetings take place at the Crowne Plaza on Summit Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville Mondays at 12 p.m. Click here to learn more about the Technical Society of Knoxville.