TSIN Awards TVA Sponsored Mini Grants

The TSIN and TVA are pleased to announce the 18 statewide recipients of the Network’s yearly competitive STEM classroom grants. Since 2012, the TSIN and TVA have partnered to provide funding for STEM learning projects in Tennessee classrooms and schools. This year, priority was given to projects focused on exposing students to TVA’s focus areas, including the environment, energy, economic […]
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Reshaping the Role of Computer Science in the Classroom: A Look Inside RePublic Schools

It’s National Computer Science Education Week and we are excited to highlight RePublic Schools, a charter network that has demonstrated the transformative power of incorporating a computer science curriculum. RePublic currently operates 3 middle schools in Nashville – Liberty Collegiate, Nashville Prep, and the Nashville Academy of Computer Science – as well as RePublic High […]
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Help Your Student Become a #FutureCoder

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code has challenged schools across the country to introduce their students to the world of coding. Here at the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, we encourage schools and students across Tennessee to participate in the Hour of Code Challenge. Coding provides students with foundational STEM skills, including problem […]
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STEM Skills Help ‘Move’ Nashville Forward

It is our belief that one of the key tenets of STEM is the ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve societal problems. With its explosive population growth, increasing traffic delays is a challenge facing Nashville today. Over the last several years, an average of 70 people have moved to Nashville every day. To address […]
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Developing Creative Thinkers with Tynker

November 8th is National STEM Day, an opportunity to explore and recognize the impact of STEM teaching and learning on student success. To celebrate, we interviewed Krishna Vedati, the CEO and Co-Founder of Tynker and Laura Hanna, a K-5 Computer Teacher at Cordova Elementary in Shelby County. Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids […]
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Tennessee STEM School Designation Update

Where are we in the designation process? Schools across the state have been building the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) foundation for practices that help students become independent and reflective thinkers, effective collaborators, and problem solvers that can innovate Tennessee’s future.  The 2017-2018 STEM School Designation application window has closed.  Schools that are awarded […]
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Bringing STEM Career Awareness to Elementary Students

Young learners can benefit from hearing and seeing what STEM professionals actually do in the real world.  Here’s one example of how an elementary school is bringing STEM career awareness to their students through a Career Awareness Celebration. Students at Prescott South Elementary School in Cookeville, TN are excited about October 31, 2017!  They have […]
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First Annual Tennessee STEAM Festival Kicks Off Across the State

Throughout the month of October, Tennesseans across the state will have the opportunity to engage with STEAM experts, ranging from horticulturalists to forensic scientists and everything in between, at the first ever Tennessee STEAM Festival. The STEAM Festival, founded by the Discovery Center of Murfreesboro, seeks to provide students and adults with unique opportunities to […]
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Learn STEM Skills, Build an Airplane!

The GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge is a life-changing competition offering U.S. high school students the ability to improve their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills through aviation. GAMA and Build A Plane launched the first Aviation Design Challenge in 2013 to help increase the number of young people entering the […]
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