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Clarksville Christian School students continue learning using Virtual Classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Clarksville Christian SchoolClarksville, TN – Clarksville Christian School (CCS) has completed its first week of virtual online education. Like several other schools in the region and around the country, CCS quickly adapted to a new reality by launching full on into virtual learning amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The CCS hybrid learning program employs virtual platforms that ensure teachers and students from Pre-K through 12th grade are able to stay connected and continue their educational journey.

Clarksville Christian School STEM Teacher Megan Pitts conducting a virtual lab for her Introduction to Engineering Course with her ninth grade students.

Clarksville Christian School STEM Teacher Megan Pitts conducting a virtual lab for her Introduction to Engineering Course with her ninth grade students.

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Tennessee Department of Education Awards Middle School STEM Start-Up Grants, Middle School CTE Start-Up Grants

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Education are awarding start-up grants to fund middle school career and technical education (CTE); science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education; and the expansion of equitable access and participation in early postsecondary opportunities (EPSOs). 

Middle School STEM Start-Up and CTE Start-Up Grants awarded by Tennessee Department of Education.

Middle School STEM Start-Up and CTE Start-Up Grants awarded by Tennessee Department of Education.

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Austin Peay State University, Google to lead drone-building workshops in preview of new InnovaTN Games at Riverfest

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On September 7th, Austin Peay State University (APSU), the City of Clarksville and Google will team up at Clarksville’s annual Riverfest Celebration to host a preview of the InnovaTN Games, a hands-on engineering competition designed to get young people excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Google's InnovaTN Games will include racing drones through obstacle courses at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Google’s InnovaTN Games will include racing drones through obstacle courses at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing has record visitors at the Statewide Open House

 

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Kentucky Wing

Civil Air PatrolClarksville, TN – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Kentucky Wing just finished its first statewide Open House event. It was the largest recruitment event for Civil Air Patrol in Kentucky and the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Region is made up of 6 states, over 200 squadrons, and more than 6,000 members.

There were fourteen squadrons that participated in the 11-day event. It was a huge success with over 270 guests in attendance.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

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Clarksville Montgomery County School System names Ptosha Maclin principal of Moore Magnet Elementary School

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County School System announces that Ptosha M. Maclin has been selected principal of Moore Magnet Elementary School beginning the 2018-19 school year.

She replaces Kim Smith who will be joining the administrative staff at Carmel Elementary School as assistant principal.

Ptosha M. Maclin named principal of Moore Magnet Elementary School.

Ptosha M. Maclin named principal of Moore Magnet Elementary School.

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APSU expanding reach into underserved communities with new Center for Rural Education

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In his retirement, Dr. Philander Claxton, the former U.S. Commissioner of Education under Presidents Taft, Wilson and Harding, felt a lingering nostalgia for his time in Clarksville, where he served as the second president of Austin Peay Normal School. He retired from the school in 1946.

“I accepted the presidency of Austin Peay Normal School because it had been founded for the purpose of preparing teachers for the rural schools,” the 90-year-old Claxton wrote in 1953. “As long as I was president, I did all I could to hold it to that purpose, which was and still is the most difficult and important part of an educational system.”

Austin Peay State University to create new APSU Center for Rural Education.

Austin Peay State University to create new APSU Center for Rural Education.

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Adventure Science Center to hold Conference for High School Girls on February 17th

 

Adventure Science CenterNashville, TN – As technology continues to progress, the disparity of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers grows ever more apparent. According to a recent poll conducted by Pew Research Center, the percentage of female representation in this field has actually decreased – dropping from 32% in 1990 to 25% today. More than ever, young women need encouragement and support to begin their journey into these competitive fields.

That’s where the Tennessee Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research (T.W.I.S.T.E.R.) Conference comes into play.

16th Annual T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Conference provides a full day of mentorship, networking, and empowerment led by female STEM professionals.

16th Annual T.W.I.S.T.E.R. Conference provides a full day of mentorship, networking, and empowerment led by female STEM professionals.

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NASA partners with American Girl to inspire children about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

 

NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA is collaborating with a well-known doll and book company to inspire children to dream big and reach for the stars.

Through a Space Act Agreement, NASA partnered with American Girl to share the excitement of space with the public, and in particular, inspire young girls to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

NASA provided the company subject matter experts for their advisory board, provided input for an upcoming book series, and also reviewed merchandise as it was developed for a new STEM-inspired character to ensure authenticity and adherence to agency graphic and media usage standards.

Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut who serves on the advisory board for American Girl’s new STEM-inspired character, says she always wants to encourage girls and boys to pursue their dreams, no matter how big. McArthur, seen here during a space shuttle mission, dreamed of being an astronaut since she was a teenager. (NASA)

Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut who serves on the advisory board for American Girl’s new STEM-inspired character, says she always wants to encourage girls and boys to pursue their dreams, no matter how big. McArthur, seen here during a space shuttle mission, dreamed of being an astronaut since she was a teenager. (NASA)

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STEM Students fascinated with Cheatham Lock and Dam

 

Written by Mark Rankin
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersAshland City, TN – A team of engineering professionals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District welcomed a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math summer camp students today for an overview of Corps careers and tour of the Cheatham Lock and Dam.

Corps subject matter experts who work at the Cheatham Lake, and the Lock and Dam within the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and natural resources, shared their job experience with 14 students and three teachers attending a STEM summer camp sponsored by the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson, Tennessee, during their visit.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees Jamie Holt, a power project specialist at the Lake Barkley power plant shows students and faculty from University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class maintenance being performed on a generator at the Lake Barkley power plant. (Mark Rankin, USACE)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Nashville District employees Jamie Holt, a power project specialist at the Lake Barkley power plant shows students and faculty from University of Tennessee at Martin Hydrology and Hydraulics class maintenance being performed on a generator at the Lake Barkley power plant. (Mark Rankin, USACE)

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NASA advances Exploration Objectives in 2016

 

Written by Bob Jacobs / Allard Beutel
NASA Headquarters

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth.

“This past year marked record-breaking progress in our exploration objectives,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We advanced the capabilities we’ll need to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space, and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey to Mars and make their own discoveries.”

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with its solar arrays and main antenna pointed toward the distant sun and Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This illustration depicts NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with its solar arrays and main antenna pointed toward the distant sun and Earth. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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