West Tennessee STEM Hub


We invite you to explore our library of STEM resources. You will find a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities and games that will help you dive deeper into the STEM fields and make learning fun!

2016 Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2016 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 2016 sponsor, Buckman.  

High School Competition:

1st place:  Kester Nucum, E.W. Grove High School - The Water Crisis
2nd place:  Billee Lassiter, E.W. Grove High School - Science: Water, Land, and Air Pollution
3rd place:  Alysse Hoelmer, Collierville High School - Lead, Salt, and Bacteria, Oh My!
Honorable Mentions:
Amelia Hopper

Middle School Competition:

1st Place:  Jeb Haley, Millington Middle School - Solving the Clean Water Crisis
2nd Place:  Wesley Percer, Millington Middle School - A Prosthetic Problem
3rd Place:  Learra Alip, Millington Middle School - Energy Consumption
Honorable Mentions:
Alexander Carter

Platform School: Southwind High School

The SHS STEM Platform School is an intensive course of study offering challenging math/science curricular to current SCS students. The program encourages rising 9th grade students to enroll in upper level math and science courses while exposing under represented minorities to academic and professional STEM fields. The mission is to make a rigorous post secondary education accessible to all students. The program is further developed to ultimately enhance communication skills through team building, career awareness, and leadership amongst peers while reinforcing positive self esteem.

Follow the STEM Platform School Progress.

STEM Enrichment Opportunities

The STEM Hub website will serve as a one-stop shop to connect students to upcoming learning opportunities, including competitions, camps, and other events. Click on the links below to learn about these upcoming programs. Visit the website often, as the list below will continue to expand!

STEMulation Camp

Shelby Scholars Summer Institute

University of Memphis K-12 STEM Opportunities