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  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship - a pilot class offering for Summer 2014

    From the desk of Dr. Sally J. Pardue: I am working with Dr. Steve Canfield as he is offering a new course this Summer 2014. The flyer attached has generated student interest and there is an on-line survey http://goo.gl/dPOk7c that students can respond to to learn more. Course Flyer …

  2. UCRSI STEM Classroom MiniGrant Applications, Round II now open through January 15, 2014

    ARCHIVAL USE ONLY….This application cycle is no longer valid. Thank you for your interest. Please contact Sally Pardue at spardue@tntech.edu if you would like help identifying other teacher grants you could apply for. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please provide all information in the online form …

  3. STEM Enrichment Session July 28, 2013

    Today I was able to meet with 6 local leaders in Cookeville, TN from the Boy Scouts of America and we talked about ways that Oakley STEM Center and the resources we have access to can be used to help support the work that they are doing in the community to foster an interest in STEM education and …

  4. Legacy Cycle - a powerful tool for STEM learning

    The more I read about and apply the Legacy Cycle, the more I see its strengths as a instructional design tool to create experiences for students to be at the center of their own own learning environment. I am sharing a few papers that I return to time and again to share with others who are not …

  5. STEM in the making

    What a great way to create and learn! Please check out this resource below. I’ve been thinking about all the ways we can engage new groups in volunteerism in the classroom and in informal learning spaces. Just think of how many communities have quilts and embroidery clubs. Can we learn our …

  6. Will I have to move away to find a STEM related job?

    This is a good question that our youth (and their families) are asking when thinking about careers and job interests after high school. And the answer is not easy nor quick. One of the ideas I’ve often heard is that kids in rural areas may not be encouraged by their families, teachers, and …