TN House Passes Resolution Recognizing TSIN, Hubs and Schools

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On March 24, 2014 the Tennessee House of Representatives passed Resolution No. 192 sponsored by Representatives Harold M. Love, Jr. and Brenda Gilmore. The resolution recognized the efforts of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and its regional hubs and platform schools across the state and their work to ensure that all Tennessee students have access to quality STEM education and graduate from high school prepared for college and the workforce. TSIN thanks the TN House of Representatives for their […]

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Innovation Academy Receives Apple Distinguished School Award

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The following article appeared on March 25, 2014 in the Kingsport Times-News. KINGSPORT — Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee formally received its Apple Distinguished School (ADS) award Tuesday night for this school year and next. The presentation came amid the applause of students, teachers and area school officials, as well as the accolades of officials from East Tennessee State University, the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. The award makes the platform STEM school — which focuses on […]

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Tennessee Code Camps Offered During School Breaks

In the next 10 years there will be over 1.4 million new programming jobs, making it one of the fastest growing occupations. Tennessee students can learn to code during school breaks at the Youth Code Camps. The camps are offered across the state by the Tennessee Code Academy. Students, ages 12-18, can attend the weekly day-camps and learn HTML, PHP, design fundamentals, web application, gaming, and more. The camps provide students with valuable skills from expert mentors and programmers. At the end of […]

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TN students’ experiments bound for space aboard International Space Station


Congratulations! Knox County Schools and Fayette Academy in Somerville will both fly a student microgravity experiment to the International Space Station in the fall of 2014 as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 6 to the International Space Station. The following article appeared on March 2, 2014 in the Knoxville Daily Sun about the Knox County Schools participation. KNOXVILLE — Students in the Knox County Schools have the opportunity to design experiments, one of which will be chosen to go into […]

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Lt. Governor Ramsey visits Innovation Academy

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Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a TSIN platform school in Kingsport, welcomed Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to campus for a visit that showcased how STEM education is changing teaching and learning practices across the Volunteer State.  Lt. Gov. Ramsey spent time with teachers on their in-service day to hear about the school’s innovative approach to deploying technology into the classroom and how the teachers have planned with one another to integrate STEM throughout the curriculum. In a recent unit on […]

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Vote for Bailey STEM Middle School, national finalist in Samsung STEM competition


A video created by Julie Hasfjord’s 8th grade science students at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School in Nashville is a national finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.  Bailey STEM Magnet is a TSIN platform school. Help these students win by voting online. You can vote once a day until March 14th.  Also share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to count towards a different award. Just be sure to include this with each post so that it will count for Bailey:  #SamsungSolve […]

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Letter to the Editor: State Must Continue Funding for STEM

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Letter featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel on Feb. 25, 2014 links investment in STEM education to state’s “Drive to 55” goals for workforce and economic development. Authors Susan M. Benner and Susan Riechert, co-directors of the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences, University of Tennessee write, Whether it is tapping the capacity of 3-D printing, creating nano-instruments, fighting infections and modern germs or perfecting reliable alternative energy sources, science, technology, engineering and mathematics are needed to solve problems and […]

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The “E” in STEM: Engineering

STEM students at Southwind High School in Memphis, TN share their robotics.

Photo: STEM students at Southwind High School in Memphis, TN share their robotics. Imagine having both the passion to make a difference in the world and the technical know-how to achieve it—that’s what engineering and the “E” in STEM is all about. Throughout the state, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) and its 6 regional hubs are developing pathways for students to learn engineering concepts and explore career possibilities. Today’s students are growing up in a world surrounded by technology and […]

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L&N STEM Academy student finalist in scholarship competition

We are excited to learn that L&N STEM Academy 11th grade student Josh Witt is a finalist in the SCORE ‘Students Rise to the Challenge scholarship’ video competition! He and his team created a video about the benefits of STEM education. Please take a look at the video and then vote for Josh! Hurry! Voting ends at 4 p.m. Central on February 20. You can see his submitted video here: And you can vote for Josh Witt here: (There are 3 categories and Josh […]

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Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Did you know chemistry is a vital part of the game of Curling? Ice-water phase diagrams, water chemistry and equilibrium water vapor pressure come into play in going for the gold. Downhill racers use the latest training technology from wind tunnels to GPS as they apply physics, fluid dynamics, and materials science to optimize their preparation. The latest installment in the Science of Sports series by NBC Learn explores the science and engineering behind the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This Emmy Award-winning […]

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