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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Union Elementary A Finalist for 2018 FETC STEM Awards

Union Elementary S.T.E.M. and Demonstration School was named a finalist for the 2018 STEM Excellence Awards. The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced that the Gallatin school was one of nine finalists for the award in January. As part of the selection process, more than 100 applicants from the elementary, middle and high […]
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STEM School Chattanooga Selected For Fab Foundation Leadership Cohort

Teachers and students at STEM School Chattanooga will be on the cutting edge of digital fabrication allowing young learners to create, learn, mentor and invent as a result of being selected for a cohort organized by The Fab Foundation.  The school will work with over 1,100 Fab Labs in more than 100 countries as a […]
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Students in Knoxville and Oak Ridge Break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Computer Programming Lesson

Students from Knox County Schools and Oak Ridge City Schools joined together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest computer programming lesson. Officials from Guinness have now officially certified the world record for the number of students simultaneously learning how to code. “After an extensive evidence review, we’re delighted to inform your successful […]
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Innovation Summit Call for Presenters Now Open!

Have a promising STEM practice to share? The TSIN is accepting proposals for learning sessions at the Innovation Summit! We are offering five different session tracks, including School Culture, Community Partnerships, Innovative Instructional Strategies, STEM Career Awareness, and Engaging Underrepresented Groups in STEM. The submission deadline is February 18. A quick and easy submission form is […]
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