Announcing the 2018 STEM Excellence Award Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 STEM Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of STEM education. The TSIN will honor awardees at the fourth annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 in Nashville. “Tennessee’s recent successes in expanding STEM learning for students are due to […]
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NASA Astronaut Joseph Acaba to Keynote at Innovation Summit

The TSIN is excited to announce NASA Astronaut Joseph M. Acaba will be joining Robotocist Grant Imahara as the keynote speakers for the TN STEM Innovation Summit. Acaba was selected by NASA in 2004. The California native has logged a total of 306 days in space during three missions. Most recently, Acaba served as Flight Engineer […]
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The CO: Opening Doors for Young Entrepreneurs in West Tennessee

The CO, a collaborative workspace in Jackson, Tennessee, provides unique opportunities for Tennessee students to learn to code and develop professional skills. We chatted with Molly Plyler, a former classroom teacher of 10 years, who now serves as the Educational Outreach Coordinator for The CO, to learn about the programs and the impact that they […]
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Oak Ridge National Lab Traveling Science Fair Coming to 2018 STEM Innovation Summit!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Step right up and experience — science! That’s the invitation offered by the Traveling Science Fair, an assemblage of six colorful, carnival-style trailers that travels throughout east Tennessee bringing cutting-edge science information and hands-on activities to underserved students. The Traveling Science Fair was created and staffed by professionals at […]
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Student Guest Blog: Becoming a Leader Through STEM

 We are excited to feature Hannah Selph, a junior at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville as our guest blogger. Hannah is on the Executive Council  for the Technology Student Association (TSA), an international student organization that seeks to develop student leaders in STEM. She will be leading a session at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit about […]
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Innovation Summit Learning Sessions Announced!

We are excited to announce the Learning Sessions for the 4th Annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit! The Innovation Summit features interactive learning sessions designed to stimulate participants’ thinking around a broad range of strategies used to integrate STEM in the classroom. The learning sessions are intended to provide attendees opportunities to interact with educational leaders […]
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2018 STEM Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open!

  The STEM Excellence Awards are designed to recognize a phenomenal teacher, a leader of a school, district, or regional/state organization, and an exceptional advocate for STEM education. Tennessee’s recent successes in STEM are due to the combined efforts of strong teachers in the classroom, innovative school and district/regional leaders, and advocates that place STEM […]
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Announcing the 2018 TN STEM Innovation Summit Keynote: Grant Imahara

Before becoming a Mythbuster, Grant Imahara was an animatronics engineer and modelmaker for George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California. He specialized in electronics and radio control at the ILM Model Shop, and has credits on numerous movies, including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, […]
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The Science of Curling

At Battelle, we take science seriously. And, our researchers may take their hobbies just as seriously as their science. Rick Olson, a mechanical engineer who has led structural analysis projects at Battelle for 41 years, is also an active member of the Columbus Curling Club. He plays the ice sport several days a week and […]
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