STEM Network and TVA Provide STEM Grants to Schools

  Further advancing the state’s recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), Battelle Education, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced today the 18 statewide recipients of the Network’s yearly competitive STEM classroom grants.  (A complete list of schools funded appears at […]
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Meet Tennessee’s New “Farm to School Specialist”

The Tennessee Department of Education has recently added the “Farm to School Specialist” position.  We got a chance to ask Rachel Head about this new role and why it is essential for our state. Please introduce yourself.  Tell us what a “Farm to School Specialist” is and describe the main goals you are trying to […]
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Weekend Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faires Brought Together Makers of All Kinds

Barnes & Noble stores across the country hosted the 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire event at local participating stores this past weekend. The Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble brought together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, engineers, science club members, students, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and Makers of all kinds to learn from each other, get craft […]
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TN Students the Fastest Improving in the Nation in Science

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Tennessee students are the fastest improving in the nation in science, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the Nation’s Report Card. The last time fourth and eighth grade students both took NAEP science was 2009, and the 2015 NAEP results show […]
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MakerMinded Kicks-off In East Tennessee with Learning Blade’s Car Manufacturing Challenge!

On Tuesday, MakerMinded had its third and final Tennessee launch event at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. For this event, MakerMinded partnered with Learning Blade, a unique mission-based learning platform that exposes students to STEM careers. To kick-off MakerMinded in East Tennessee, students from Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, Girls Inc., among others, participated in the […]
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West Tennessee MakerMinded Launch A Success!

The TSIN would like to thank everyone who made the MakerMinded West Tennessee Launch at the University of Memphis’ Engineering Day such a great success! Hundreds of local middle and high school students participated in engaging STEM related activities! “E-Day” is an annual open house event hosted by the Herff College of Engineering at the […]
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MakerMinded Launch Events Start Across Tennessee

MakerMinded, a new program designed to increase student interest in advanced manufacturing, officially launched in Tennessee this month! Throughout this week and next, students throughout the state will be participating in three launch events to kick-off the MakerMinded campaign. Tuesday, students from Cookeville High School participated in the first launch event at Tennessee Tech University’s […]
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Learning Blade: Eye-Opening Career Interest for Students

What if your students could make real-world decisions that an architect makes when designing an earthquake resistant bridge?  What if students could act as a physician and calculate the exact dosage a patient would need to take of a certain medication based on their height and weight?  With Learning Blade, these scenarios and many others […]
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MakerMinded Digital Platform is Changing the Course of STEM and Advanced Manufacturing Learning Across the State

Today the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) national manufacturing institute, in partnership with Tennessee Tech University’s iCube, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and colleague national Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) unveiled MakerMinded, a new online STEM learning and competition platform. The multi-pronged platform will help […]
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MakerMinded Launch Event Schedule

Top Prizes Include a Virtual Reality System & Student STEM Camp Scholarships The TSIN is excited to announce the official launch of MakerMinded – a new program open to all Tennessee middle and high schools aimed at opening students’ minds to future advanced manufacturing careers through an exciting portfolio of STEM projects and activities. Students can […]
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