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NASA Astronaut Joseph Acaba to Keynote at Innovation Summit

The TSIN is excited to announce NASA Astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will be joining Robotocist Grant Imahara as the keynote speakers for the TN STEM Innovation Summit. Acaba was selected by NASA in 2004. The California native has logged a total of 306 days in space during three missions. Most recently, Acaba served as Flight Engineer […]
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Oak Ridge National Lab Traveling Science Fair Coming to 2018 STEM Innovation Summit!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up and experience — science! That’s the invitation offered by the Traveling Science Fair, an assemblage of six colorful, carnival-style trailers that travels throughout east Tennessee bringing cutting-edge science information and hands-on activities to underserved students. The Traveling Science Fair was created and staffed by professionals at […]
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Innovation Summit Learning Sessions Announced!

We are excited to announce the Learning Sessions for the 4th Annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit! The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders […]
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The CO: Opening Doors for Young Entrepreneurs in West Tennessee

The CO, a collaborative workspace in Jackson, Tennessee, provides unique opportunities for Tennessee students to learn to code and develop professional skills. We chatted with Molly Plyler, a former classroom teacher of 10 years, who now serves as the Educational Outreach Coordinator for The CO, to learn about the programs and the impact that they […]
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Our Mission is to promote and expand the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education in K-12 schools across Tennessee.

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The Network

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network focuses on “kindergarten to jobs,” developing high-quality STEM programming to further ensure Tennessee students are prepared for success in college and career and ready for the future of their choosing.

The TSIN is committed to helping the State of Tennessee inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders. The presence of these highly skilled workers will enable the state to grow businesses and industries that can successfully compete in the global economy.

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WhyStem

Why STEM?

STEM is much more than an acronym for the four subject areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM education is a transformative approach to traditional teaching and learning that fosters creativity and innovative thinking in all students.

Not only does STEM education make school more engaging, but it also builds skills required for college, career, and the 21st century.

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BecomeStemSchool

Become a STEM School

The Tennessee STEM School Designation was developed to provide a “roadmap” for schools to successfully implement a STEM education plan at the local level. The tools and resources created define the attributes necessary for a school to create a comprehensive STEM learning environment for its students.

A school that receives Tennessee STEM School Designation will be recognized by the Tennessee Department of Education for its use of STEM teaching and learning strategies and serve as a model from which other schools may visit and learn.

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