COOKEVILLE –WCTE PBS Central Tennessee will be partnering with Tennessee Tech Eagle Works, a shark tank style competition, to stream the event live on wcte.org on Saturday, April 9 starting at 2 p.m. WCTE PBS will also participate in Tennessee Tech’s Window on the World festival on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are important for students, allowing them to be creative, utilize what they are learning in their classes and translate that into opportunity to solve problems, be creative, create jobs and create a brighter future for our rural region. The competition is for all students, not just business and engineering; the previous winner was from Agriculture. Eagle Works has had numerous winners from nursing, education, interdisciplinary studies and more. Eagle Works encourages interdisciplinary collaboration – meaning teams comprised of diverse backgrounds, utilizing their own academic strengths to form a cohesive team with over $10,000 in award money given to the students from Tennessee Tech. The live stream is funded through a grant provided by WETA.
WCTE will be hosting a booth at Window on the World festival with PBS giveaways, games and a craft activity for children. This year, the event is being held on the Main Quad, next to Derryberry Hall, and admission is free. Join us as we learn more about our world and its people and celebrate cultural diversity. Visit tntech.edu/centerstage/wow for more information.
WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.