Top Prizes Include a Virtual Reality System & Student STEM Camp Scholarships
The TSIN is excited to announce the official launch of MakerMinded – a new program open to all Tennessee middle and high schools aimed at opening students’ minds to future advanced manufacturing careers through an exciting portfolio of STEM projects and activities.
Students can participate individually or in groups in the wide variety of programs already listed on the new MakerMinded website, or upload their own projects. All completed STEM projects win points towards the end of the year tally, where prizes will include a Virtual Reality system for the top school and STEM camp scholarships for top students. Prizes will be awarded at an exciting event held in conjunction with the TN STEM Innovation Summit in May.
To kick off MakerMinded, the TSIN and LIFT (the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow national manufacturing institute) will be hosting local launch events across the state. Get a jumpstart on the competition and rise to the top of the leaderboard by attending these events!
Date: Tuesday, October 18 from 9:00am to 11:30 am
Location: Tennessee Tech’s iCube
Students will learn about the exciting advanced manufacturing field through the virtual reality LIFT Simulation at the state-of-the-art iCube center at TN Tech, and earn points to possibly win a Virtual Reality system for their own school!
Date: Friday, October 21 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering
E-Day, an annual open house event, is a featured premier activity in the MakerMinded portfolio. Composed of numerous activities, including manufacturing and STEM competition competitions, as well as engineering lab tours, the event has historically attracted thousands of Memphis area middle and high school students! E-Day participants will have the opportunity to learn about MakerMinded, create a school profile, and start earning points!
Date: Tuesday, October 25 from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga
LearningBlade, a premier featured program in the new MakerMinded program, provides student-ready, interactive missions that integrate the processes of developing a student’s interest in STEM fields. Students will participate in the LearningBlade Automobile Manufacturing Challenge and explore the Creative Discovery Museum’s Make It Space while enjoying pizza and earning points towards MakerMinded prizes!
Please RSVP to Evan Curran for all launch events: firstname.lastname@example.org