TVA Minigrants for STEM Projects Now Open!

The Tennessee Valley Authority in partnership with Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated, a TVA retiree organization, recently announced a grant program aimed at providing funding to educators developing STEM projects in the Tennessee Valley. The competitive 2018-19 Mini-Grant Program opened Dec. 7 and will accept applications through Jan. 11. For the first time, the program will award […]
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Coding and Beyond: Supporting STEM Mindsets through CS Education

Tennessee recently approved the state’s first ever computer science standards for K-8 students, which will be implemented in classrooms starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Though this exciting step helps prepare a more technologically literate workforce, the standards also reinforce strong problem solving and critical thinking habits in students. One might think Computer Science (CS) […]
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First Thoughts on the Federal STEM Plan

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is a member of STEMx, a national network of state STEM networks and organizations. Wes Hall, STEMx Director, provides insight on the new federal STEM strategic plan, released December 4, 2018. On Tuesday, the White House released Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education (download), a new […]
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Educators to build lessons from experiences at manufacturing and engineering businesses in Tennessee and Ohio

Under a grant from the Office of Naval Research, Battelle will launch the Manufacturing & Engineering Externship Program to place teachers in two states inside manufacturing and engineering businesses to create new problem-based lessons for their classrooms. The $1.03 million award funds stipends to educators and recruitment through the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and Ohio […]
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New Insights into the Complex World of Today’s Girls

In late 2017, a groundbreaking national survey was released that aimed to reveal American girls’ thoughts, behaviors and attitudes. The report, titled “The Girls’ Index: New Insights into the Complex World of Today’s Girls,” sampled 10,678 female youths ages 10 to 18 from across the country on issues such as confidence, body image, friendships, pressure, […]
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TSIN Launches Additional Online STEM Opportunity for Students

We are pleased to announce an additional educational initiative to empower students with critical STEM skills and ignite their enthusiasm for future STEM careers. We have partnered with technology company EVERFI to provide Endeavor, a unique digital STEM curriculum, to all middle school students in Tennessee at no cost. “We are pleased to partner with […]
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Welcome the 2018-2019 Cohort of the Innovative Leaders Institute

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 cohort for the Innovative Leaders Institute – a year-long professional learning opportunity designed to train highly effective principals, assistant principals, and school leaders to infuse a STEM culture in their school through innovative leadership and instructional strategies. School leaders were selected to participate in the program […]
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Announcing the 2018-2019 Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative

TSIN announced today the 2018-2019 class of the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative – a yearlong, cohort-based training for rural educators designed to share promising practices in STEM education, seek solutions to local education challenges, and encourage the development of a targeted STEM solution for each community or school represented. This year, 43 educators representing 18 counties […]
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2019 STEM Summit to Feature Steve Spangler

The TSIN is excited to announce the 2019 Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 & 15, 2019 at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN. Featuring Steve Spangler As a science author, teacher, toy designer, and an Emmy award-winning television personality, Steven Spangler remains a big kid at heart. He’s the science teacher you always wanted […]
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