Expanding on its offerings of agriculture and home economics programs, the Williamson County 4-H Program will offer classes in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in after-school courses launching this fall.

Beginning Sept. 1, students can begin taking courses on drones, solar energy, robotics and crime scene investigation.

Courses are intended to get students engaged and interested in STEM with multiweek courses taught by local experts.

For example, the CSI course is taught by Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale, a federal court attorney, and is open to middle and high school students.

"These courses have been very popular and are typically something you wouldn't have access to until you reach the collegiate level," Stockdale said in a release. "It's a joy to be able to introduce these concepts to children, as you can literally see their wheels turning. Many of our participants have chosen career paths as a result."

Courses, which are provided through the University of Tennessee's Agricultural Extension Office, are available for students in grades 2-12. Costs and course schedules vary by class.

Parents can find more information and sign up for courses here.