Northeast TN STEM Innovation Hub - Spring Regional Gathering

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Northeast TN STEM Innovation Hub - Spring Regional Gathering

Free event exploring cradle to career STEM education, workforce-education partnerships, and more. Catered appys, networking, giveaways.

By NE TN STEM Innovation Hub/CESE

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, May 3 · 4:30 - 7:30pm EDT


Hands On! Discovery Center & Gray Fossil Site 1212 Suncrest Drive Gray, TN 37615

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


Our Northeast TN STEM Innovation Hub is overseen by the Center of Excellence in STEM Education at ETSU. Join this meeting to learn more about what we and others are doing in the region to support the next generation of STEM innovators.

Attendees will have the chance to explore the museum and fossil site, contribute to new program development, and hear about exciting initiatives related to:

  • workforce/industry partnerships & community connections with educators
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education
  • collaborations, such as pre-service teachers' showcase and coding camps
  • hands-on workshop on robotics for 6-12th grade educators (spaces limited)


The agenda is noted below. You may choose your track on the day - no need to sign up.

The only exception to that is for Track #1 - the grades 6-12 robotics workshop. This track has limited space, and priority will be given to those who sign up in advance. If you're not sure if you're signed up for that through Qualtrics, reach out to Amie Craven ( If spaces remain on the day, remaining spots may be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Who's in the Room?

Finally, we are creating a document of 1-pagers for those organizations and opportunities available from those who attend.

If you haven't already, feel free to send Amie Craven ( a 1-pager for us to include in the document we will share with everyone.

Thank you for your support and participation!


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Arrival, Walk the Museum/Fossil Site, Get Refreshments, Network

As you arrive, refreshments will be available to attendees, including catered appetizers and drinks. Pre-service early childhood and elementary teacher candidates will be posted at museum and fossil ...

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Welcome, Introductions, Announcements

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Track #1 - Robotics Workshop for Educators in Grades 6-12


Grades 6-12 Robotics Workshop (computer science) for educators or those who support educators in grades 6-12. Limited spaces, preference given to those who signed up in advance. Not sure if you're si...

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Track #2 - Workforce/Industry-Education Partnerships Workgroup

Jimm Allen

This workgroup will be facilitated by Jimm Allen, of L&N Academy in Knoxville. 5:30-6:30pm. We will share initial findings of a STEM education-workforce survey, highlight current initiatives that con...

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Track #3 - Innovations, Projects, Opportunities, & DEIA in STEM Education

Chris Bowen

This track will include a series of brief presentations on current projects and partnerships, events and opportunities for educators and stakeholders interested in STEM education in our region. 5:30-...

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