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Innovation Summit Call for Presenters Now Open!

Have a promising STEM practice to share? The TSIN is accepting proposals for learning sessions at the Innovation Summit! We are offering five different session tracks, including School Culture, Community Partnerships, Innovative Instructional Strategies, STEM Career Awareness, and Engaging Underrepresented Groups in STEM. The submission deadline is February 18. A quick and easy submission form is […]
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Announcing the 2018 TN STEM Innovation Summit Keynote: Grant Imahara

Before becoming a Mythbuster, Grant Imahara was an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. He specialized in electronics and radio control at the ILM Model Shop, and has credits on numerous movies, including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, […]
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The Science of Curling

At Battelle, we take science seriously. And, our researchers may take their hobbies just as seriously as their science. Rick Olson, a mechanical engineer who has led structural analysis projects at Battelle for 41 years, is also an active member of the Columbus Curling Club. He plays the ice sport several days a week and […]
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Union Elementary A Finalist for 2018 FETC STEM Awards

Union Elementary S.T.E.M. and Demonstration School was named a finalist for the 2018 STEM Excellence Awards. The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced that the Gallatin school was one of nine finalists for the award in January. As part of the selection process, more than 100 applicants from the elementary, middle and high […]
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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.

OurImpact

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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