West Tennessee STEM Hub

Classroom Resources

Teacher Resources

The West TN STEM site offers free teacher resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. Enjoy exploring our STEM Resource Library. Here you will find activities, games and ideas that will STEMulate your students' minds! Here is a list of available grants you can apply for.  Lastly, The Connection Tutoring Center is a great resource to help shore weaknesses in your individual students.

Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Tools & Resources

Visit the TSIN website to discover curricular units and professional develpment modules avialable through TSIN.  Additionally, the TSIN has arranged for Learning Blade's middle school reources to be available to ALL teachers and students in Tennessee for FREE.  In addition, there is FREE online training available for teachers through the Learning Blade partnership as well.  Click here to learn more and register your school!

2017 Essay Competition

The 2017 Essay Competition will be announced in early February- check back for details!

We are pleased to announce the 2016 STEM Essay Competition Winners! 
 We are also thrilled to report that this year's competition resulted in over 150 entries. The top three essays in each competition division are available for download below.  Congratulations to the winners for their excellent submissions, and many thanks to our sponsors and judges for the competition!  

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

STEM Challenge Summit

The STEM Challenge Summits serve as a vehicle for developing innovative, real-world, project-based challenge lessons around a central challenge theme. The Summits bring together K-12, higher education, and industry experts to develop standards-based STEM challenge lessons that can be used as stand-alone modules in K-12 classrooms or STEM student clubs, or as a whole for student teams to compete in a year-long competition.

The initial Summit in 2013 involved a single theme (based around the Memphis Zoo Grand Challenge for a renovation of the herpetarium). 2014-15 involved a STEM Challenge with the Discovery Park of America. Each Summit partnership will result in a set of engaging STEM lesson plans tied to TN state standards. To access currently available lessons, please click here! (new users must register)

Online STEM Integrated Curriculum

One of the key initiatives of the West TN STEM Hub is to develop a set of online STEM and STEM-integrated high school course modules. Multidisciplinary teams composed of 10 expert teachers from the NW Rural Collaborative, the SW Rural Cooperative, and SCS have developed and delivered several innovative content modules.  A new set of computer science modules for middle school will be available in Summer 2017.

Download the step-by-step guide for assistance in accessing the educational modules as well as descriptions of each of the 29 modules!  STEM Online Modules