Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
FYRE is First Year Reading Experience, a new program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The concept is simple. Every faculty and staff member along with every incoming student reads the same book. This book will then be incorporated into lectures and projects all across the campus. The book chosen for the Fall 2011 semester is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
The book was chosen by a committee of faculty, staff and students to have a broad appeal across many subjects. The program will encourage student engagement across all disciplines. Faculty are encouraged to include concepts from the book into their courses.
Listen to the story: