Save the Date for the 2018 TN STEM Innovation Summit!

The fourth annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday, May 8 & 9, 2018 at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, TN As the state’s premier annual STEM event, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across the state that are united by a passion to advance excellence in […]
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MakerMinded: New Competition Year. New Opportunities.

MakerMinded is an online platform that connects students and teachers with leading STEM activities, competitions and field trips. For each activity completed, schools earn points on the live leaderboard. We were delighted to have over 150 schools across the state of Tennessee engage with the MakerMinded platform during the pilot year. From local STEM competitions […]
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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 STEM Excellence Awards

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) announced today the winners of the “STEM Excellence Awards,” a series of competitive awards that recognize outstanding teachers, leaders, and advocates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The TSIN will honor awardees at the third annual Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit on Thursday, May 24, […]
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Join the Innovative Leaders Institute or the Tennessee Rural STEM Collaborative by August 14!

We are excited to launch our 2017-2018 Innovative Leaders Institute and the inaugural 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 see below for specific information about each of […]
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Don’t Miss the Great American Eclipse 8.21.17

On August 21, 2017, parts of Tennessee will experience a total solar eclipse, a particularly awe-inspiring event for those in or along the path of totality.  Don’t be surprised by this unexpected plunge into darkness and a nearly 20-degree drop in temperature for over two minutes! Are You in the Path of Totality?  NASA provides […]
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Tennessee Department of Transportation STEM Teacher Workshop

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is excited to invite you to a Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) Teacher Training Workshop scheduled for August 3, 2017, in Nashville. TDOT understands the importance of STEM support for teachers in Tennessee. Thus, they have created the TDOT TRAC (TRAnsportation and Civil Engineering) Program, which provides STEM-based resources and […]
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That’s a Wrap! 2017 TN STEM Innovation Summit Connects Classrooms to the World

Another inspiring Summit has come and gone and our team is incredibly grateful for your participation and facilitation of learning sessions! This year’s Summit brought together over 300 innovative educators in Murfreesboro to share effective STEM strategies and learn about new statewide opportunities. Special thanks to Jack Hanna for his inspiring talk and to the […]
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Congratulations to the 2017 MakerMinded Winners

The LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow national manufacturing institute, along with Tennessee Tech University iCube and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is proud to announce the winning schools of the 2016-2017 MakerMinded competition.  Six schools in Tennessee were recognized for excellence in advanced manufacturing and STEM learning through their participation in MakerMinded, a new online STEM […]
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STEM School Tour Report

Having access to educational leaders, teachers, and students who are employing pioneering strategies to engage students in STEM learning has been proven an effective tool for anyone who is interested in discovering what STEM looks like in Tennessee. February through April, 9 STEM School Tours were conducted that exhibited 11 schools across the state of Tennessee. Visitors got […]
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Environmental Education Week April 23-29: Citizen Science Provides Opportunities to Connect Kids to the World Around Them

Citizen science provides an opportunity for the public (students included) to volunteer their time to assist scientists in their research.  Citizen scientists can support professional researchers by submitting data, sharing experiences, or spreading valuable information. Citizen science offers the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research by incorporating math, technology, and engineering to pressing environmental issues. Citizen […]
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