West Tennessee STEM Hub

Opportunities for Teachers

Attention Science Teachers:
Three Share-A-Thons in Fall 2018!

September 22: New Science Standards / Crosscutting Concepts
October 27: Lesson Planning with the New Standards (Focus on 5E lessons)
November 17: Incorporating Engineering Practices in Your Classroom

You can register for the first Share-A-Thon using this link:
September Share-A-Thon Registration

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am (check-in/ breakfast at 9:00)
Location: University of Memphis, University Center Memphis Room (340)

There will be breakfast, door prizes, and time to collaborate and share resources with other science teachers. The topics for this semester are based on feedback received last semester, but we are always open to your ideas for future Share-A-Thons!

To join the listserv and get information on future Share-A-Thons, please visit our website: memphisscience.wixsite.com/mast

Cybersecurity Camp for Teachers

Teachers, please indicate your interest in the following opportunity by taking the interest survey by October 5th!

The 2018 STEM Essay Competition

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

DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World

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.

Visit the film's education page to find a corresponding Educator Guide & Lesson Plans!