UT Martin Awarded Northwest TN STEM Hub

Further advancing the state’s recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network announced today the award of a $250,000 grant to the University of Tennessee at Martin to establish the Northwest Tennessee Regional STEM Hub. This new STEM Hub, scheduled to begin operation in […]
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CyberPatriot Designates STEMspark Hub as a Center of Excellence

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub (STEMspark) as its sixth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence designation is awarded to communities and institutions that provide leadership and support to further the educational experiences of their students through the CyberPatriot program. CyberPatriot established […]
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Fairview Elementary Wins National Aerospace Award

Fairview Elementary School has skyrocketed to national prominence! During the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day in May, the Civil Air Patrol representatives presented two national awards related to the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program. The Air Force auxiliary offers the ACE program to K-6 educators who are aerospace education members or […]
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TSIN Announces TVA Mini-Grant Recipients

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Mini-Grant competition, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority. We received over 100 applications totaling more than $100,000 in requests for the $30,000 in TVA funding. We are thrilled to see so many educators committed to expanding STEM opportunities for their students […]
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Tennessee Passes ‘Women in STEM’ Resolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey presented a state-resolution urging more women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers on Tuesday. This comes during Women’s History Month, which has been celebrated in March since 1987. Speaker of the House Beth Harwell joined Lt. Gov. Ramsey in the State Senate Chamber to recognize and […]
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STEM School Chattanooga is model for rest of the state, education commissioner says

This article was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press on  February 5, 2015.  Author: Will Healey Newly sworn-in Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen was the featured speaker on a panel discussing 21st century education initiatives at STEM School Chattanooga on Wednesday. A crowd of roughly 50 local educators, administrators and government officials sat among […]
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Tennessee’s STEM Investment Showing Promise

The 10 K-12 platform schools and six regional innovation hubs that make up the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network are demonstrating progress and the potential for sustainability, according to a Vanderbilt research analysis of the TSIN. Established in 2011, the TSIN is a public-private collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Memorial Institute designed […]
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Regional STEM Spotlight: Oak Ridge Schools

The City of Oak Ridge was founded on STEM.  The U.S. government created Oak Ridge as a secret city, built as part of the Manhattan Project. The city’s many rich STEM assets include the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, and a host of industries which work in high […]
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Knoxville Area “STEM Scouts” Program to go Nationwide

After nearly two years in its test phase, STEM Scouts, a $1.9 million pilot program in the Knoxville area by the Boy Scouts of America, is planning to go nationwide in May 2015. The program shows youth from elementary through high school how to apply STEM in their everyday lives and encourages them to develop […]
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Remembering Margaret Ashida

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is indescribably saddened by the passing of STEMx director, Margaret Ashida. Margaret was an endeared Battelle Education colleague, a tireless advocate for STEM teaching and learning nationally, and a great partner to our network’s efforts in the Volunteer State. We were honored to work closely with Margaret to jointly convene […]
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