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The STEM 10 with David Zhang

David Zhang first caught our attention as the winner of the Texas Instruments Award of Excellence at this year’s Middle Tennessee Regional STEM Expo, sponsored by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub. David is a rising junior at the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School in Clarksville. His winning entry was a computer program that automates chemical calculations to aid in laboratory and classroom chemistry work. We wanted to know more about this future STEM leader and so asked him to respond to our STEM 10.

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Cool STEM Job: Biostatistician

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Tennessee is a great place to pursue a STEM career. But don’t just take our word for it. To inspire the state’s next generation of technological leaders to pursue STEM careers, the TSIN is collecting profiles of people already working in STEM in Tennessee.

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Cool STEM Job: Senior Project Manager

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Tennessee is a great place to pursue a STEM career. But don’t just take our word for it. To inspire the state’s next generation of technological leaders to pursue STEM careers, the TSIN is collecting profiles of people already working in STEM in Tennessee.

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Battelle and TSIN sponsor eVOL9 Engineering Camp at the University of Tennessee

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Last week in Knoxville, 31 ninth graders from four states had the opportunity to participate in the Engineering Volunteers for Ninth Graders (eVOL9) camp hosted by the UT College of Engineering. The college’s Engineering Diversity Programs Office offers the summer engineering program, which has hosted a total of 230 middle school students and has grown from 23 participants in 2000 to 31 in 2013. This year’s camp was sponsored by Battelle and the TSIN.

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STEM Video Contest for Tennessee Students

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Earlier this month, the Southeast region’s STEM Innovation Hub launched the new Innovate Education channel. Available both online and as a local On Demand channel through Comcast, this new Innovate Education channel will serve as a resource for teachers, parents and students.

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TSIN Responds to 2012-2013 TCAP Results

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The Tennessee Department of Education released state-level results for the 2012-2013 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) yesterday. Tennessee students once again made gains on this year’s test, and particularly strong growth was shown in STEM subjects over last year. Proficiency in Algebra II is up 8.7 percentage points, Biology is up 6.4 points, and Algebra I is up 5 points.

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Language Arts in the STEM Classroom: Vanessa Greenlee Reflects on Year One

External judges evaluated the product modifications and the students' application of the Engineering Design Process.

“These kids have learned so much,” I think to myself as I watch my 7th graders present their last STEM projects of the year to an audience of external evaluators. Board of Education members, reporters, engineers, scientists—all keep approaching me with wonder on their faces to report how thoughtful and provoking the students’ designs are after they re-engineered some fourteen commonly-used household items.

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