Uniquely Union: Creating a STEM Identity through Agricultural Education

In May of 2018, the Tennessee Department of Education, in conjunction with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and the STEM Leadership Council, announced the first 15 Tennessee STEM Designated Schools. Over the next several months, TSIN will be highlighting each of these schools, the unique features that facilitate quality STEM teaching and learning, and advice […]
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Join the Innovative Leaders Institute or Rural STEM Collaborative!

We are excited to open the applications for the 2018-2019 Innovative Leaders Institute and the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative. These programs provide opportunities for school level leaders and rural classroom educators to expand their understanding of STEM in action and collaborate to promote meaningful change in their educational communities. Please click below for specific information about each […]
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Planning for 2018-2019 STEM School Designation

The Tennessee STEM Designation process recognizes schools that promote rigorous and experiential learning opportunities for all students. This spring, the Tennessee Department of Education, in conjunction with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network and Tennessee STEM Leadership Council awarded STEM Designation to 15 geographically and demographically diverse schools across the state. The 2017-2018 STEM Designated Schools […]
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TDOE Announces the First Fifteen Schools to Receive Tennessee STEM School Designations

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that fifteen schools have received the Tennessee STEM School Designation, the first in the state to receive this award. This designation, developed in collaboration with the STEM Leadership Council and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, is designed to recognize schools that promote and implement rigorous STEM-related learning opportunities for all […]
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TSIN Welcomes New Director Sandy Watkins

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is pleased to announce that Sandy Watkins has been selected to lead the Network’s statewide effort. “This network is one of our signature accomplishments in Battelle’s extensive portfolio in STEM education,” said Aimee Kennedy, Senior Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle. “From teacher to principal, Sandy Watkins has built […]
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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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