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 fellow STEMx member states and the TSIN regional partners in Nashville in 2013 for collaboration. She believed strongly in the power of networks, willingly connecting like-minded state partners with one another to expedite scaling for maximized impact.
Margaret was a member of the team, a terrific partner, and above all else, a friend to TSIN. She will be greatly missed.