TSIN Announces TVA Mini-Grant Recipients

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Mini-Grant competition, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

We received over 100 applications totaling more than $100,000 in requests for the $30,000 in TVA funding. We are thrilled to see so many educators committed to expanding STEM opportunities for their students and we sincerely wish we could fund every proposal! Congratulations to all of the recipients and thank you to all who applied.

 School   District   City    Program 
Arlington Middle School Arlington Community Schools Arlington Data synthetization with the use of aerial robots
Bledsoe County High School Bledsoe County Schools Pikeville Sequatchie River Water Study
Celina K-8 Clay County Schools Celina Mystical Matter and hands-on STEM
E.L. Ross Elementary Cleveland City Schools Cleveland Programming with Arduino
East Ridge High School Hamilton County Schools East Ridge Physical World Concepts via Lasers
Ft. Loudoun Middle School Loudon County Schools Loudon The Study of Chemical Changes
Gordonsville High School Smith County Schools Gordonsville Coding the future: Self-driving Car
Highland Rim Elementary Lincoln County Schools Fayetteville Simple Machines by Delta Education
I.B. Tigrett Jackson Madison County Schools Jackson Learning Math with K’nex
Jefferson County Schools Professional Development Center Jefferson County Schools Jefferson City Engineering is Elementary
Lookout Valley Middle/High School Hamilton County Schools Chattanooga Pedal Power: Generating electricity in physical education
Middle College High School Shelby County Schools Memphis Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science: Studying Hydroponics
Northfield Elementary Murfreesboro City Schools Murfreesboro Teaching Weather Concepts through STEM
Prescott South Middle School Putnam County Schools Cookeville Agriculture Club and school garden
Stewarts Creek Middle School Rutherford County Schools Smyrna Raspberry Pi: Making Exploring Computer Science a “Treat”
Sumner County School District Sumner County Schools Gallatin STEM Lending Lab
West Elementary School Warren County Schools McMinnville STEM Friday hands-on Learning Tools
William Blount High School Blount County Schools Maryville Inquiry into the Water Quality of Fort Loudoun Lake

The 2015 TSIN Mini-grant Program, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority, is designed to fund STEM learning projects in Tennessee classrooms and schools. Since 2012, TVA has given back more than $1 million to advance STEM activities in Tennessee, including this latest $30,000 gift to the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network to fund these classroom grants.

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