Students Gain Interest in STEM with Online Teaching Tool

Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and on Monday she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace. “I like that it teaches you more about science, social studies and reading,” said the 12-year-old Ooltewah Middle School student about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) […]
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Einstein Fellowship for STEM Educators: Application Deadline November 19

Shared from our National STEMx Network Patti Obenour is an Education Project Manager with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), which is a U.S. Department of Energy Institute. ORISE administers the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with other sponsors, including […]
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TN Student Scores Holding Steady: NAEP Results

Tennessee’s scores held steady this year on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and state officials say the overall progress made by students since 2011 allows Tennessee to maintain the title of “most improved.” “There is no state that has improved as much as we have, and second place isn’t close,” Gov. Bill Haslam […]
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UT Martin Awarded Northwest TN STEM Hub

Further advancing the state’s recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network announced today the award of a $250,000 grant to the University of Tennessee at Martin to establish the Northwest Tennessee Regional STEM Hub. This new STEM Hub, scheduled to begin operation in […]
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CyberPatriot Designates STEMspark Hub as a Center of Excellence

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub (STEMspark) as its sixth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence designation is awarded to communities and institutions that provide leadership and support to further the educational experiences of their students through the CyberPatriot program. CyberPatriot established […]
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Fairview Elementary Wins National Aerospace Award

Fairview Elementary School has skyrocketed to national prominence! During the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day in May, the Civil Air Patrol representatives presented two national awards related to the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program. The Air Force auxiliary offers the ACE program to K-6 educators who are aerospace education members or […]
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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 […]
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Tennessee Passes ‘Women in STEM’ Resolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey presented a state-resolution urging more women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers on Tuesday. This comes during Women’s History Month, which has been celebrated in March since 1987. Speaker of the House Beth Harwell joined Lt. Gov. Ramsey in the State Senate Chamber to recognize and […]
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STEM School Chattanooga is model for rest of the state, education commissioner says

This article was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on  February 5, 2015.  Author: Will Healey Newly sworn-in Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen was the featured speaker on a panel discussing 21st century education initiatives at STEM School Chattanooga on Wednesday. A crowd of roughly 50 local educators, administrators and government officials sat among […]
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Tennessee’s STEM Investment Showing Promise

The 10 K-12 platform schools and six regional innovation hubs that make up the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network are demonstrating progress and the potential for sustainability, according to a Vanderbilt research analysis of the TSIN. Established in 2011, the TSIN is a public-private collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Memorial Institute designed […]
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