STEM Conference Brings West TN Leaders Together

The West TN STEM Hub’s annual Innovations in K-20 STEM Education Conference was a success! Nearly 75 participants from across West TN convened on the University of Memphis – Lambuth campus in Jackson to discuss STEM education and the workforce landscape.

WestTN Innovations conference 2014Representatives from the TN Department of Economic and Community Development discussed the STEM business forecast for the state. Partnership development in career and technical education was the topic of discussion during a presentation by the Department of Education. The conference also featured a workforce education program serving middle school students in Dyersburg that combines area resources, academic support, and mentoring needs for STEM related educational and career opportunities.

The annual conference provides a venue for leaders from K-12, higher education, and industry to engage in conversations about the state of STEM education. The “think tank” environment generates ideas and transformative strategies to continue to move West TN STEM education forward through collaborative effort.

Missed the conference? Presentations and materials can be viewed here.

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