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CDE Lightband, TVA award Kenwood Middle School $5,000 in STEM Grant Funds

 

CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – In partnership with CDE Lightband, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Bicentennial Volunteers Inc, Kenwood Middle School was awarded $5,000 in STEM grant funds. STEM at its core is a teaching philosophy that blends Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math together which offers students the opportunity to experience real-world applications.

(L-R) Energy Services Manager of CDE Lightband, John Jackson; Community Affairs Coordinator of CDE Lightband, Lindsey Pease; Principal of Kenwood Middle School, Marlon Heaston, Kenwood Middle School student, Brooklyn Ward (8th grade); Kenwood Middle School student, Kwace London (7th grade); Computer Literacy teacher at Kenwood Middle School, Chad Ward; Kenwood Middle School student Joshua Robinson (8th grade); Plant Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Mike Rawlings; Engineering Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Jim Alberda.

(L-R) Energy Services Manager of CDE Lightband, John Jackson; Community Affairs Coordinator of CDE Lightband, Lindsey Pease; Principal of Kenwood Middle School, Marlon Heaston, Kenwood Middle School student, Brooklyn Ward (8th grade); Kenwood Middle School student, Kwace London (7th grade); Computer Literacy teacher at Kenwood Middle School, Chad Ward; Kenwood Middle School student Joshua Robinson (8th grade); Plant Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Mike Rawlings; Engineering Manager of TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant, Jim Alberda.

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Austin Peay State University professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In a typical year, the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) includes two field trips to renowned nearby science centers.

But this year isn’t typical.

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

Friction Stir Welding. (APSU)

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ACEC Scholarships Available to Tennessee Engineering Students

 

Applications must be submitted by January 12th, 2018

ACEC - The American Council of Engineering Companies of TennesseeNashville, TN – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC Tennessee) is accepting scholarship applications from Tennessee engineering and land surveying students, and Tennessee Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award four additional scholarships to advance the industry. Applications for all scholarships must be submitted by January 12th, 2018.

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Austin Peay State University student spending summer as intern at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – While most college students spend their summers pool- or beachside, Austin Peay State University chemistry major Shelia Johnson will be taking advantage of a unique opportunity by learning alongside some of the region’s brightest medical minds.

A chemistry major planning to pursue PharmD/PhD degrees upon graduation, Johnson is in her second summer as an Aspirnaut summer research intern at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Girl Scouts Prepare for Another Year of Fun

 

Girl Scouts of Middle TennesseeNashville, TN – For more than a century, Girl Scouts has been filling a vital community need by providing a place where girls can truly be girls.

Through Girl Scouts, girls (grades K-12) can’t wait for the fun, adventure and new experiences that will come.

In Girl Scouts, girls participate in innovative programming in an all-girl environment. They help their communities, enjoy the outdoors and participate in programs that focus on financial literacy, healthy living, leadership, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University now offering graduate degree in engineering technology

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission approved a new graduate degree program at Austin Peay State University – a Master of Science in Engineering Technology.

The program, developed in response to the needs of industrial employers in this area, is currently accepting students for the Fall 2014 semester.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

APSU Center at Fort Campbell.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System receives $2.5 million DoDEA Grant for STEM

 

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System will receive a $2.5 million award under the 2012 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant for enhancement of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

The grant, to be administered over three years, comes through DoDEA’s Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Programs (MCASP) Projects. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Board of Regents Institutions receive more than $17.1M in Federal Grants for Tennessee Job Training Programs

 

Tennessee Board of RegentsNashville, TN – Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and Tennessee Technology Centers were awarded more than $17.1 million in federal grants for job training programs in health care- and manufacturing-related fields today.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced today that TBR schools will receive funds through three different awards. A consortium of all of Tennessee’s community colleges and  technology centers will receive almost $12.6 million for health care training; Chattanooga State Community College will receive more than $3 million for manufacturing job training; and Pellissippi State Community College and the TTC-Murfreesboro will take part in a $15 million Michigan-based consortium to redesign teaching and delivery programs in manufacturing. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner explains the importance of the Mars Curiosity Rover

 

Written by Dauna D. Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Adam Steltzner doesn’t sound much like an ordinary engineer.

For instance, when we asked him if he would talk about Curiosity—and explain why the Mars rover matters to ordinary people–the former rock-n-roller responded “I’m totally down with that.”

He really is down with it. Steltzner is the NASA engineer who helped take the country’s cool new Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars with moves – and flair – even Evel Knievel would envy.

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APSU receives National Science Foundation grant to award scholarships for military and community college students in STEM disciplines

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Three Austin Peay State University professors are on the lookout for community college students, active duty military personnel, veterans and dependents interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.

That’s because the National Science Foundation is awarding them more than $500,000 over the next five years to offer scholarships for qualified students in those areas.

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

Dr. Karen Meisch, associate professor of biology, Dr. Cindy L. Taylor, professor of biology, and Dr. Nell Rayburn, professor of mathematics, were recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to offer scholarships to students looking to study STEM subjects. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU Staff)

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