LATEST NEWS & INFO Tag: tennessee

Innovation Academy’s Second Year Features Even More Hands-on Learning

Polymers

Innovation Academy is off to a great start in our second year. We added eighth grade this year and are excited to continue preparing these students for future STEM careers.

Read More

Cool STEM Job: Biostatistician

Vanderbilt University logo

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

STEM School Chattanooga – Reflections on Year One

04_STEMschoolChattanooga2013

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.

Read More

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

DES-CASE-Logo

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.

Read More

TSIN Newsletter I.ii

TSIN Newsletter2

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Tennessee STEM Education Caucus Holds Second Briefing

STEM Legislative Caucus briefing2

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 […]

Read More

NASA’s JPL Visits Innovation Academy

Barber in action with his NASA colleagues.

Last week, students at Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, a STEM Platform School of the TSIN, had a very special visit from Todd Barber of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Barber discussed the Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter missions, answering questions from students and expanding their curiosity about space exploration. Barber has enjoyed an exciting career with NASA and now serves as lead propulsion engineer on the Cassini mission to Saturn following part-time work on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission and […]

Read More
Pages: 1 2 3