2018 STEM Excellence Award nominations are now closed.

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 on the top of their priority list.  The STEM Excellence Awards seek to recognize one awardee in each of the following areas: Excellence in STEM Teaching, Excellence in STEM Leadership, and Excellence in STEM Advocacy. Awardees are honored at the 2018 TN STEM Innovation Summit.

Goals of the Program

  • Promote effective teaching strategies by recognizing and rewarding quality STEM teachers
  • Highlight effective advocacy partnerships at the local and state levels
  • Share strategies for creating an innovative STEM culture within a school building/district/region

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in innovation in the field of STEM education through the Excellence in STEM Teaching Award.

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in innovation in the field of STEM education through the Excellence in STEM Leadership Award.

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in advocacy for the field of STEM education through the Tennessee STEM Advocate Award.

Award Timeline:

Nominations Open February 20, 2018

Nominations Close March 18, 2018

Applicants Notified April 1, 2018

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Please check back for announcements regarding the 2019 awards.