Kermit Duckett Memorial Aerospace Workshop



Update Notes: 


As of June 2018


All students for the Basic AE Class of 2018:   Thank you for signing up for the  classes.    Information and updates will be posted on this website. 

 Teachers you must be an AEM member to take part in our workshop flying activities.  Join CAP as an AEM member.  If you have not joined yet, do so now. Link on this website.

You will need to keep your CAP AEM membership up-to-date, or for new Basic Class students, you will need to join CAP as a teacher member, called AEM.  Information and web links are below.

First day of class, Thursday July 5, 9AM, Physics Building, room 108.

Park in the Volunteer Garage, public parking, White Ave, behind the College of Law.  Bring your parking stub to class for stamping for free parking.

Walk to the Physics Building on the "hill" just across from Ayers Hall.  Two block walk. 

On the first day, plan on arriving on campus early to find the parking garage and the Nelson Physics Building.

Most days on campus we will be out by noon or shortly after.  Class starts at 0900 sharp.  One or two afternoons you will be involved with flying with the CAP for your flight experience.  Our big fieldtrip will take place Monday July 16 to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. More information will be given in class.

Bring you CAP ID card with you and have it each day.  You will need it to fly and also for admission to the Air National Guard Base at McGhee Tyson.


If you, or any perspective student, has questions contact: 

Heather Davis
Administrative Specialist

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE)
A406 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex
1126 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996

Big Orange. Big Ideas.


The website for graduate admissions is :    If you need assistance with your application, the contact person is Abby Sherman,, (865)974-3683. Be sure to check with her to make sure that everything is in order with your application and documents. If you have not sent the proper documents, this could lead to your receiving a bill later on in the summer. 

Contact for Lt Col Garner is email,, or via phone, at 865-966-9811,

Also check out and post on our Facebook page at University of Tennessee Aerospace Workshop for Teachers.

  Update:   Registration for this year’s workshop necessitates registration for 3 graduate credit hours. In order for you do get these 3 credit hours, you will need to apply to the Graduate School by May 1 as a NON-DEGREE SEEKING STUDENT for full-session summer.  As soon as you get your letter of acceptance from the Graduate School, please contact Katie Potter at UT College of Ed, 865-974-3435, with your Student ID number. I will need this number to register you for the workshop. You will not be able to register yourself.


Note to alternates:   If you are an alternate with a number between 1-5, we encourage you to go ahead and get admitted to graduate school as the deadline is May 1.  In past years, most of our drops occurred in May or June and we could not register our alternates as the May 1 graduate school deadline had passed.  Note:  The cost on admission to graduate school is not covered by our grant.


Thank you for your interest in the Aerospace Education Workshops at the University of Tennessee. Our programs begin with summer, 2nd session. The programs will be held July 5-20, 2018. To find out details about the classes go to the website

Application to the UT Office of Graduate and International Admissions can be completed in one step. To be considered for admission to the programs, please go to . Certain items are required. You will need to have:

§ a $60 non-refundable admission application fee or $30 non-refundable readmission fee. The Aerospace Grant does not pay for the application fee. If you have attended UT before as a graduate student, call 865-974-3251 to find out if you can fill out a readmission form.

§ a copy of your transcripts from each previous college or university attended, available in electronic format (MS Word or PDF) to complete the application (unofficial copies will suffice initially).

§ When you are admitted to the program, you will then be required to have official copies of your transcripts sent to the UT graduate admissions office at the address below:

Office of Graduate and International Admissions
111 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0211
(865) 974-3251

Program Application Procedures:

§ By May 1, fill out your application online to the Graduate Admissions Office as described above.  CALL Abby Sherman,, (865)974-3683 for help if needed.


Student Enrollment Steps


  Civil Air Patrol Teacher Membership Information AEM



 Graduate School Application

New - Graduate School Application                                                                                    $60.00

Readmission - Graduate School Application                                                                                $30.00


 Graduate Application Deadlines:

 Aerospace Workshop students Graduate Application Deadline: NO LATER THAN MAY 1.

(NOTE: The earlier that you submit your graduate school application, the better chances you have of getting your transcripts sent to the Graduate School on time and being admitted on time.)

 Graduate Application Requirements:

 Checking Graduate Application Status:

 Admittance to Workshop

 email web application:    Lt. Col. Dave Garner will inform you that you are in the workshop.

 Admittance to Graduate School

          After Lt. Col. Dave Garner lets you know that you are in the workshop, you will submit your Graduate School Application. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: The Graduate School will contact you that you have been admitted. When the Graduate School contacts you that you have been admitted, contact Abby Sherman,, (865)974-3683





The UT AE  Workshop course number is:  865-974-0068,  or 865 661-9811 Col Garner cell phone number

 The Aerospace Grant from the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission will be paying your tuition, tba ,  for your workshop this summer, so this means after you are registered for the course you will have to go online to confirm your attendance for summer, do not do this yourself or before late spring 2018.  Note if you receive a bill for your course call Janie Young.


  You will need to join CAP's AEM program as a teacher member.  Application at: 

Please complete the CAP AEM application and get it off to the CAP so you will have your membership by our fieldtrip time.   This needs to be done by early June,  or before, so your membership is back by the start of class in July.   You can now register as an AEM online at the CAP website:

Note: when you register online your confirmation email will have your CAP Membership number.

Mail or fax, or complete online,  the completed application and your payment of $35.00  to: Civil Air Patrol NHQ/AE/CP, Attention: AEM, Hansell St., Maxwell AFB, AL  36112, Phone: (334) 953-4213 Fax: (334) 953-4235  **Application and survey forms can be found on-line at                           

Fieldtrip:  July 16: Our fieldtrip will be to the Marshall Space Flight Center NASA Complex and the Alabama Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  We will car pool down to the site and we will work out the details during the first week of our workshop.   July 20: We have applied for an orientation flight by the 134th air refueling wing at McGhee Tyson TN Air National Guard aboard a KC135 for a possible refueling mission.

Teachers Basic signups for AE Class, as of June, 2018:                    Note some information may be incorrect re class changes

2018 Teacher Sign-Ups (BASIC) –

BASIC Sign-Ups



Student ID #




Subject & Grade

1 Katie Amspaugh tba Greenback Heritage HS Blount Co Credit Recovery 9-12
2 Trista McReynolds tba Andersonville Grace Christian Academy Private K-8 Science
3 Karen Owen tba Knoxville Grace Christian Academy Private K-8 Technology
4 Donna Widner tba Powell Roane County Roane Co 7th grade science and math
5 William Manning tba Powell Robertsville Middle School Oak Ridge 5-8 Career Exploration
6 Rebecca Sensibaugh tba Harriman Dyllis Springs Elementary Roane Co 2nd grade
7 Annette Tullock tba Oliver Springs Dyllis Springs Elementary Roane Co 4th grade science


Tori Sensing tba Knoxville Norword Elementary Knox Co Technology and STEM


Steve McDaniel tba Knoxville Halls Elementary Knox Co Technology


Lesa Baker tba Clinton Hardin Valley Academy Knox Co 9th grade honors English


Heather Chinn tba Knoxville Knox Co Knox Co 4th grade science


Steven Morrell tba Knoxville Fulton HS Knox Co Digital Arts, GIS


Stacy Merritt tba New Market Maury Middle School Jefferson Co 6th grade ELA and Science


Nicole Steele tba Gray TN Science Hill HS Johnson 9-11 RTI and STEM


Lisa Wilson tba Johnson City Science Hill HS Johnson 9-11 RTI


Amy Arnold tba Knoxville Richard Yoakley Knox HS Science


Emily Brandel tba Knoxville Central HS Knox HS Math


Alison McGowan tba        

Last updated:  6/21/18