About Tennessee STEM
We promote and expand the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education in K-12 schools across Tennessee.
In 2010, the Tennessee Department of Education partnered with Battelle to launch the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. Focusing on “kindergarten to jobs”, the Network is 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 Network utilizes Regional STEM Innovation Hubs and STEM Designated Schools located across Tennessee to increase student interest and participation in STEM fields.
Regional STEM Innovation Hubs
Regional STEM Innovation Hubs are the nucleus of STEM activity, representing a formal partnership among school districts, post-secondary institutions, STEM businesses, and community organizations that are committed to amplifying and accelerating the impact of STEM programs in their regions. Regional Hubs amplify local innovations to transform classrooms in surrounding school districts. Through the support of an array of STEM stakeholders and partners, hubs across the state create effective educational programs, such as teacher professional development or after-school programming for students, to address the needs of partnering schools, students, and teachers. Regional Hubs have the unique ability to leverage statewide impact by collaborating and sharing projects that have shown promising results with other hubs across the state through the Network.
STEM Designated School
The TSIN began with STEM Platform Schools, which were designed to function as demonstration sites, where educators and other stakeholders from across the state can observe STEM teaching and learning in practice. Platform Schools often try new methods of teaching and learning and share local innovations with Regional Hubs to be disseminated more broadly with surrounding schools. The Platform Schools provided the structure for the Tennessee STEM School Designation, which recognizes schools that utilize problem and project-based learning in partnership with local STEM industry partners, integrated curricula, and technology to enhance teaching and learning.
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TSIN Executive Council
Vice President of Publicity & Corporate Communications, Big Machine Label Group
National Technology Director, Deloitte
Vice President of Research and Development, Medtronic Spine & Biologics
Senior Vice President, Generation Construction, Projects, and Services, TVA
State Representative (D) Nashville
Executive Vice President, Skanska USA Building Inc.
Vice President of Vehicle Manufacturing, Nissan North America
President & CEO, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dr. Aimee Kennedy
Vice President of Education, Philanthropy and STEM Learning, Battelle
Vice President, Technology & Innovation, HCA/Healthtrust
Dr. Candice McQueen
Commissioner of Education, Tennessee Department of Education
Chief Experience Officer, St. Thomas Health
Vice President, Enterprise Foundational Services, FedEx
Director of Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
State Senator (R) – Hixon