Einstein Fellowship for STEM Educators: Application Deadline November 19

Shared from our National STEMx Network Patti Obenour is an Education Project Manager with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), which is a U.S. Department of Energy Institute. ORISE administers the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program, which is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with other sponsors, including the National Science Foundation and NASA. Patti reached out with details about an interesting opportunity, so we traded some questions and answers with her. Applications […]

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TN Student Scores Holding Steady: NAEP Results

Tennessee’s scores held steady this year on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and state officials say the overall progress made by students since 2011 allows Tennessee to maintain the title of “most improved.” “There is no state that has improved as much as we have, and second place isn’t close,” Gov. Bill Haslam said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday. The NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and […]

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UT Martin Awarded Northwest TN STEM Hub

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Further advancing the state’s recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network announced today the award of a $250,000 grant to the University of Tennessee at Martin to establish the Northwest Tennessee Regional STEM Hub. This new STEM Hub, scheduled to begin operation in November, joins six other regional STEM hubs located across the state in bringing new educational opportunities to students and teachers. “This new hub will expose […]

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CyberPatriot Designates STEMspark Hub as a Center of Excellence

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot program has announced STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub (STEMspark) as its sixth CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. The Center of Excellence designation is awarded to communities and institutions that provide leadership and support to further the educational experiences of their students through the CyberPatriot program. CyberPatriot established the Centers of Excellence program in 2011, and has since then recognized five other entities – Los Angeles Unified School District, the City of San […]

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TSIN Announces TVA Mini-Grant Recipients


The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 Mini-Grant competition, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority. We received over 100 applications totaling more than $100,000 in requests for the $30,000 in TVA funding. We are thrilled to see so many educators committed to expanding STEM opportunities for their students and we sincerely wish we could fund every proposal! Congratulations to all of the recipients and thank you to all who applied.  School   District   City   […]

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Fairview Elementary Wins National Aerospace Award

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Fairview Elementary School has skyrocketed to national prominence! During the school’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Day in May, the Civil Air Patrol representatives presented two national awards related to the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program. The Air Force auxiliary offers the ACE program to K-6 educators who are aerospace education members or CAP senior members. Media specialist Suzanne Costner was named the 2015 National CAP ACE Educator of the Year. She was selected from 320 educators nationwide. […]

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Tennessee Passes ‘Women in STEM’ Resolution

Women in STEM event March 17 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey presented a state-resolution urging more women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers on Tuesday. This comes during Women’s History Month, which has been celebrated in March since 1987. Speaker of the House Beth Harwell joined Lt. Gov. Ramsey in the State Senate Chamber to recognize and commend the hard working women of Tennessee who work and study in STEM fields. The event, sponsored by Million Women Mentors and over a dozen […]

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