West Tennessee STEM Hub

Buckman STEM Challenge

This year, the Buckman STEM the students took on topics such as sustainable biofouling control programs and water clarification with renewable materials and must make viable solutions for these real-world problems. These diverse challenges allow the students to explore problem solving and creativity. These are all challenges very relevant to current industrial issues the world faces. We want to congratulate the winning team from White Station High School. We also want to recognize students that competed from Memphis University School.  All teams submitted outstanding projects and made excellent technical presentations- the Buckman judges were very impressed!

This is a picture of the winning team from White Station High School. Congratulations!!

Interested in Joining the Competition?

Buckman's STEM Innovation Challenge flyer is available! We hope to have a great compeition next year!

Buckman STEM Ambassadors:

Alia Burrows was the 2016-17 STEM Ambassador that worked with Springdale Elementary in their STEM Classroom. We would like to thank her for the wonderful job she did for Springdale!  To learn more about Alia, download her spotlight!  A big thanks also to the other STEM Ambassadors who served Springdale in an 'on call' capacity.  Check out the new garden the Springdale Elementary students planted this year!


2017 STEM Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2017 STEM Essay Competition Winners!  We are also pleased to report that this year's competition resulted in nearly 200 entries. The top three essays in each competition division are available for download below.  Congratulations to the winners for their excellent submissions, and special thanks to our 2017 sponsor, Buckman.  

High School Competition:

1st place:  Joy Adeyemo, Houston High School - Surgical Robots

Middle School Competition:

1st Place:  Kyle Dahl, Schilling Farms Middle School - Tesla's Epiphany of Innovation
2nd Place:  Hank Aiken, Collierville Middle School - Virtual Reality in the Enterprise: Business is Booming
3rd Place:  Christopher Willis, Millington Middle School - Insane in the Brain
Honorable Mentions:
Wyatt Mutchler-Lee