STEM Excellence Awards

The STEM Excellence Awards are designed to recognize a phenomenal teacher, school or district level leader, and advocate in STEM education.  Tennessee’s recent successes in STEM are due to the combined efforts of strong teachers in the classroom, innovative school and district leaders, and advocates that place STEM on the top of their priority list.  The STEM Excellence Awards seeks to recognize one awardee in each of the following areas: teaching, building or district level administration, and advocacy.

Goals of the Program

  • Promote effective teaching strategies by recognizing and rewarding quality STEM teachers
  • Highlight effective advocacy partnerships at the local and state levels
  • Share strategies for creating a innovative STEM culture within a school building/district

Timeline

Application Deadline: April 14, 2017

Awardee Notification: May 1, 2017

Awards Ceremony: May 24, 2017

Excellence in STEM Teaching Award

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in innovation in the field of STEM education through the first annual Excellence in STEM Teaching Award. The applicant must be a Tennessee educator. We are seeking teachers who demonstrate STEM infused teaching strategies, classroom innovation, and positive student learning outcomes.

Excellence in STEM Leadership Award

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in innovation in the field of STEM education through the first annual Excellence in STEM Leadership Award. The applicant must be a Tennessee school level or district level leader with a proven track record of incorporating STEM into their school culture/district initiatives. We are seeking leaders who support and encourage teachers/schools to infuse STEM teaching strategies, classroom innovation, and positive student learning outcomes.

Tennessee STEM Advocate Award

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network seeks to highlight excellence in advocacy for the field of STEM education through the first annual Tennessee STEM Advocate AwardThe applicant must be a Tennessee resident with experience advocating for STEM education through their leadership, community partnerships, and/or grassroots initiatives. We are seeking leaders who demonstrate a passion for the advancement of STEM education in Tennessee that leads to positive student learning outcomes.

Application Information

To apply or nominate an outstanding teacher, leader, or advocate for STEM education, click on the application link below and email the complete application with attachments to the TSIN Team at tsin@battelle.org.

Excellence in STEM Teaching Award

Excellence in STEM Leadership Award

STEM Advocate Award