STEM School Chattanooga – Reflections on Year One


STEM School Chattanooga is a Platform School of the TSIN with the primary task of developing best practices in STEM teaching and learning to share with the rest of the state through the STEM Innovation Hubs. This new high school opened in the fall of 2012. The TSIN asked Principal Tony Donen to share his reflections on their first year in operation.

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Cool STEM Job: Vice President, Product Innovation & Plant Operations


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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TSIN Newsletter I.ii

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The TSIN quarterly newsletter went out to subscribers last week. If you missed it, read it online here and subscribe in the sidebar for future issues.

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Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub Awards Four Local Grants

Students at STEM School Chattanooga collaborate on a project.

Four school districts in Southeast Tennessee have the opportunity to spread best practices in STEM education within their schools thanks to a new investment from the Southeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, a STEM Innovation Hub of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.

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Studying Transformations at Hattie Cotton


STEM hands-on learning helps young students grasp complex scientific principles in tangible, relatable ways. When TSIN platform school Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary launched their recent unit on Scientific Transformations, STEM instructional designers Dr. Regina Etter and Lakisha Brinson wanted to build excitement among students and inspire them to dig deep into the science underlying everyday transformations.

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Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary Earns National Award

The TSIN is proud of Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary for many reasons, one being their recent naming as a 2013 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. Hattie Cotton is a STEM Platform school of the TSIN. From the announcement at the MNPS Children First blog: Elnora Mitchell-Furdge, Ed.S., Hattie Cotton’s principal, has led the school since 2011 after it became a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) magnet school. Hattie Cotton is part of a STEM […]

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Tennessee STEM Education Caucus Holds Second Briefing

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The TSIN was honored to co-host, along with the American Chemical Society, the Tennessee STEM Education Caucus’ briefing on the state of STEM education in Tennessee. The briefing, which is viewable online here, was held at the Tennessee state capitol yesterday and was attended by a number of legislators and STEM professionals. Tennessee’s STEM Education Caucus is bipartisan and bicameral and was the first state STEM caucus in the nation. Sen. Jim Tracy began by explaining his proposed Senate Bill […]

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