Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program

This project will assess community health and health needs in the Sequatchie valley, develop priorities and plans based on research and assessment, and implement projects to address those needs. Students will develop an analysis of the relationships among economic and health factors It will also engage Extension educators in the Sequatchie Valley in collaboration with […]

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Pikeville Farmer’s Market Development Plan

This course will develop a self-sustaining business and operating model for the new farmer’s market that is being constructed in Pikeville. Create a plan to cultivate a network of local farmers who will help promote and sell their products at the market. Plan must address marketing, funding, staffing, scheduling and other essential components to ensure […]

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Water Quality Improvement Plan

This course will employ UTK’s watershed group to develop recommendations that will improve physical, chemical, and biological health of impaired water bodies in the region. Students should identify best management practices to reduce nonpoint pollution and improve watershed health across a diverse range of geographic conditions. Staff has long advocated for improvements in stormwater planning […]

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Spaces of Memory: Trail of Tears Commemorative Landscapes

This course will increase education and awareness about the regional sites of Trail of Tears with a focus on choreographed sensory experiences that encourage on-site engagement and interactive understanding. Students will develop comprehensive design strategies that draw upon the concept of the memorial landscape, applicable to the physical memory places along the Native American displacement […]

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Cherokee Ethnohistory, Biography, & Gadugi

This course will introduce students to Cherokee History through the use of focused research assignments on individual Cherokee people. Each student will follow one individual and their descendants through the archival sources over time. For the purposes of the SCI project with SETDD, students will be focusing on individuals who resided in the Hiwassee area […]

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Civilian Conservation Corps Heritage & Education Center

This course is meant to provide site-based and architectural programming options for the future design, development, and use of Bledsoe State Forest as an educational and tourist destination. Students will inventory, analyze, and document relevant physical and cultural conditions for development of Bledsoe State Forest and surrounding areas for future public use. They will also […]

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Pelham Industrial Park Wastewater Management Analysis

The Pelham Industrial Park, located in Grundy County, TN, is a prime industrial location seeking to recruit new industrial partners. The park infrastructure is currently limited by water and sewer availability, negatively impacting potential growth. An analysis of utility conditions, projected utility needs, and recommendations for solutions to existing concerns is required. In addition to […]

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Watts Bar Resort Master Plan

The goal of the project is to increase public recreational access and convention space in Rhea County. The project will provide additional lodging for the increasingly popular bass-fishing tournaments being held in nearby Dayton, and moreover provide meeting facilities for businesses and other convention groups in the region. Conducting detailed preliminary site analysis and incorporating […]

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Economic Sector Strategy Analysis Update

Students will update the regional economic report originally completed for the Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance in 2010. Research components will consider the region’s workforce, education, economy, demographics, industries, and assets as they pertain to the following demand sectors: advanced manufacturing, information technology, health care, and transportation/logistics. Impact areas include: access to updated regional economic and […]

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