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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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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