This summer the VolsTeach library is home to a group of high school students who are participating in UT’s Upward Bound program. These students, who are from schools in the rural Appalachian area of Tennessee, are interested in pursuing a college education and career in the fields of math and science.Their summer research projects are being completed with the use of 3D printers. One group is testing the strength of 3D printed chains (testing black vs transparent, parallel vs perpendicular, and % infill) The second group is testing angle of failure in 3D printing. Their final product will be a roof of a home (testing black vs green transparent, orientation, and 30 – 80 degree angles). VolsTeach faculty member, Dr. Yolanda Kirkpatrick, is overseeing the research. She is assisted by VolsTeach students Maria Van Audenhove and Jonathan VannEek.