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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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TVA Contributes to STEM Education in Tennessee

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At a legislative luncheon hosted by STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub, TVA announced its support for the TSIN in the form of a $100,000 contribution to be divided among TSIN STEM Platform Schools across the state. “TVA understands that excellence in education is the key to our future,” said TVA vice president Justin Maierhofer. “We support initiatives like the STEM schools that develop a talent pipeline for TVA and its customers. Our employees also support our partner schools by volunteering […]

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The KARST Hub is now STEMspark East Tennessee Innovation Hub

On a sunny morning this week at Knoxville’s L&N STEM Academy, area leaders in business and education met to discuss the region’s STEM strengths and then unveil the new name and logo for the TSIN’s Regional STEM Innovation Hub. Kathleen Airhart, Tennessee’s Deputy Commissioner of Education, delivered a summary of the state’s STEM Strategic Plan before joining L&N Principal Becky Ashe and Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre in the big reveal. And the new name is … STEMspark East […]

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