• Astronaut to keynote May conference and STEMx sessions posted

    Our annual gathering, STEMxChange, is coming up in just a few weeks. Today, we’re announcing a new keynote. We’ll also detail the sessions that will make up the STEMx track. Our second keynote will be…Astronaut Joe Acaba! Joining Grant Imahara, he’ll address both STEMxChange and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Summit. Just over a month ago, Acaba was completing a fiery descent through the atmosphere down to Earth. This descent marked the end of Acaba’s third mission for NASA. Most recently, he spent 168 days working in the International Space Station. Acaba joined astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei in a year-long NASA push to engage classrooms with the space station. Acaba brings a special perspective. Before joining NASA, he served five… Read More

  • Here’s your primer on Pi Day!

    It’s Pi Day! And, we’re not talking about the dessert (but that’s worth celebrating, too). This Pi Day has to do with mathematical ratios — and it also happens to be a famous scientist’s birthday. Both are right in STEM’s wheelhouse, and both are worth noting. What’s a teacher to do to mark the dual… Read More

  • Focused on student success: Ainslie completes tenure at Indiana STEM Network

    After five-plus years leading the I-STEM Resource Network at Purdue University, Paul J. Ainslie stepped down as managing director in February. Since 2012, Ainslie had guided the network, which provides STEM curriculum and teacher professional development in Indiana as well as advocates for improved STEM education and resources for the state. In announcing his departure,… Read More

  • The Science of Curling

    This post was originally published by Battelle, which manages STEMx, and it’s too good not to share. Have you integrated curling (or any other Olympic sport) into your classroom? Please tell us about it in the comments below. At Battelle, we take science seriously. And, our researchers may take their hobbies just as seriously as… Read More

  • Volkswagen, state, and key local partners bring eLabs to many schools in Chattanooga

    At eight schools in Hamilton County, Tennessee, students can tackle a selected real-world problem, design a solution and fabricate that solution, all in their onsite Volkswagen eLab. The eight eLabs, which provide access to rapid prototyping technology, came about through a public-private partnership in the Chattanooga area. And, it was just announced that eight more… Read More

  • How AT&T is solving super problems at the NFL championship game

    Staging Super Bowl LII can mean solving super problems, such as: How do you increase network capacity at the NFL championship game site — U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis — to handle the cellphone calls of thousands of fans, media representatives and vendors as well as myriad other visitors? Solution: You plan months in advance.… Read More

  • Artists pair with early childhood teachers to find success in STEM education

    Special note: Akua Kouyate-Tate of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts will present at this week’s webinar on January 17, 2018 at 4 p.m. EST. Register here. Did you know that the performing arts can improve performance in math? So says the educators at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. A… Read More

  • Wes Hall to lead STEMx

    From Aimee Kennedy Ph.D., Senior Vice-President of Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy at Battelle Based on his extensive achievements in Tennessee and an in-depth consideration of the needs of STEMx, I am pleased to announce Wesley Hall as the new director of the STEMx network. I will share a few thoughts about why we are… Read More

  • Webinar: STEM on stage and supporting dual-language learners

    January 17, 2018: 4-5 p.m. (EST) Register In January, we’ll hear from expert presenters about tackling two of STEM’s hardest challenges: Meaningful integration with the creative arts and language and literacy-rich STEM experiences for young dual-language learners. Akua Kouyate-Tate, Vice President of Education at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will share experiences and best… Read More

  • STEMx is headed back to NSTA’s STEM Forum

    The National Science Teachers Association hosts a fast-growing event on STEM, the NSTA STEM Forum. Once again, STEMx has arranged for a core set of sessions devoted to our members. We’re recruiting for six sessions at the 2018 NSTA STEM Forum to be hosted in Philadelphia from July 11–13, 2018. Help us tackle core questions like:… Read More