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STEM Conference Brings West TN Leaders Together

West TN Innovations Conference 1

The West TN STEM Hub’s annual Innovations in K-20 STEM Education Conference was a success! Nearly 75 participants from across West TN convened on the University of Memphis – Lambuth campus in Jackson to discuss STEM education and the workforce landscape. Representatives from the TN Department of Economic and Community Development discussed the STEM business forecast for the state. Partnership development in career and technical education was the topic of discussion during a presentation by the Department of Education. The conference […]

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West TN Students Go Wild in STEM Challenge at Memphis Zoo

West TN Zoo Challenge awards 2014

The West Tennessee STEM Hub sponsored the first annual STEM Challenge Summit on May 2, 2014 at the Memphis Zoo. Teams of students from five high schools and one middle school presented their plans for redesigning or renovating the zoo’s aging Herpetarium (Reptile House), which opened in 1960. Two schools presented scale models of their designs.  East High School won in the first division; Southwind High School won the second division. Dresden Middle School won the middle school section “Zoo […]

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New TSIN STEM School and Regional Hub Open in West Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Memorial Institute today announced the expansion of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) into West Tennessee, as the state continues to grow educational programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The TSIN, a partnership between the department and Battelle designed to increase student participation in STEM subjects, formally announced the launch at the University of Memphis for the state’s West Tennessee STEM Collaboratory and STEM platform school. The Collaboratory, led by the University […]

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