West Tennessee STEM Hub

Opportunities for Students

Sign up for Fall Break STEM Camp
at Lichterman Nature Center!

October 8 - 12, 2018

Grab a lab coat and experiment with nature at Lichterman Nature Center! 
Meet live animals and hike in nature while participating in true experimental science. 
Discover why leaves change colors in the fall. 
Figure out “who ate the sandwich” by using forensic techniques to catch the culprit. 
Engineer the best contraption to protect the egg before the BIG drop from the observation deck. 
Gross out by making slime and dissecting owl pellets. 
Meet a scientist from a different STEM field every day. 
Come over to the wild side of science and test that hypothesis! 

Open to campers in grades 3-8. 
Grades 7-8 will participate in an advanced STEM camp. 

Pink Palace Museum members - $170/week with before care ($25) and after care ($50) 
Non-Members - $180/week with before care ($36) and after care ($68) 

Before and after care is available: 
Before care 7:30am – 9:00am 
After care 3:15pm – 6:00pm

Call or email to register: 901-636-2221 • nature.reservations@memphistn.gov
Registration forms online here.


STEAM Cardboard Challenge at CBHS

Click on the image above to see a video of the inspiration for this event.

The 2018 STEM Essay Competition 

Check out this year's winning entries on the Buckman STEM page.

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World
at the iMax 

Opened February 10, 2018 at the Pink Palace Museum

A giant-screen adventure unlike any other, DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World, is an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by engineers. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, this is the first IMAX story to answer the call of the STEM initiative – which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators, and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century. The award-winning filmmaking team at MacGillivray Freeman Films reveals not only the grandeur but the heart, humanity, and optimism that exists within every problem-solving project.

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, DREAM BIG reveals how engineers have changed both everyday lives and entire societies: from the Roman Arch to the Great Wall of China, from one much-needed village bridge to the cosmic International Space Station, from underwater robots to death-defying rollercoasters, wind-defying skyscrapers and pneumatic tube vehicles that might one day zoom at 700 MPH. It’s the perfect encapsulation of what engineering is all about: ordinary people finding ways to defy the impossible and change the world, and their own lives, in the process.


Teachers: Visit the film's education page find a corresponding Educator Guide & Lesson Plans.

Memphis Canstruction JR

Canstruction® is a competition that engages participants in structural design while also allowing them to make a significant positive impact on hunger in their local community. Check out the event website for more details on the Memphis Canstruction JR event held each spring!


Herff College of Engineering  EDAY

The Herff College of Engineering hosts competitions, walk-up activities, lab tours, and a host of other exciting events during its annual E-Day celebration each fall! Visit the EDAY website for more information!