Hub Events 2023


Instagram STEM Competition

Summer, 2023

Our Hub is hosting our first ever Instagram STEM Competition for middle and high school students! 7th-12th grade students can create and submit an Instagram reel showcasing their STEM projects, activities, or everyday STEM happenings. Winners will receive cash prizes! Enter here.

Kids U Hands-On STEM Camp

June 12-16, 2023

East TN STEM Hub assistant director, Nick Kim, will be leading two week-long camps this summer. The UT KidsU STEM Camp is for rising 6th-8th graders, and will involve students participating in various STEM challenges and activities, from building Chem-E-Cars to talking about environmental issues. Register at or call (865) 974-0150.

High School STEM Camp

June 26-30, 2023

The High School STEM Camp will provide rising 9th-12th grade students with more challenging hands-on STEM experiences. Contact Dr. Kim at

STEM Micro-Credentials

Dr. Kim will also be leading asynchronous STEM Micro-Credentials sessions exploring 4 topics: Design Thinking with a Tennessee Twist, Computational Thinking, STEM Perspectives, and Engineering Education. More details coming soon! Contact Dr. Kim at for more information.

STEM Educational Leadership Certificate Training

Fall, 2023

Beginning this fall, the Hub will be offering a certification opportunity for teachers interested in gaining STEM educational leadership experience. Teachers will receive a $750 stipend. More info to come! If interested, please email us at

Hub Events Fall 2021 and Spring 2022


For More Info or to Register:

STEM Social

May 11, 2021

Join us for a STEM Social next week on Tuesday. 

Register here: 

Physics Phun Night

April 22, 2021

Join us on April 22nd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm for Physics Phun Night! 


Virtual STEM Nights

March and April, 2021

MEDU 530 and 523 students with Dr. Rebecca Layton facilitated Family Stem Night at Northview Elementary in March and Oak Ridge Preschool in April!  Every student was sent home with a Stem KIT including materials for each of the breakout room activities. Special thanks to Battelle & the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network for funding the kits! 

East TN STEM Hub Spring Events

Spring 2021

STEM Clubs and More

March 23, 2021

The East TN STEM Hub and Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Science (CEEMS) are hosting an event to discussion how to start and facilitate STEM clubs. 

Volstarter Campain for Family STEM Kits

March 11, 2021

We have launched our Volstarter campaign to help provide more STEM kits for families in East Tennessee. You can donate using the link below, and thank you to all who are able to support this campaign. 

STEM Game Night 

December 11, 2020

We had lots of fun during our first STEM Game Night! We are looking forward to the next one!

Among Us- PD
STEM Game Night

Big Orange STEM Saturday (BOSS) 

 November 21, 2020

Over 100 high school students attended the BOSS event and engaged in a problem solving activity about developing a school reopening plan in light of data. Many contributed to this event including Lynn Hodge, Nick Kim, Rebecca Layton, Amir Sadovnik, Thura Mack, VolsTeach students and Upward Bound!

K-12 Online STEM Teaching 101 Professional Development

 July 28, 2020

Read this article about the K-12 Online STEM Teaching 101 Professional Development that was published by UT Libraries. 

Picture taken during one of the professional development sessions that displays the presenters' names and contact information. 

TPTE Professional Learning Series 2020 Flyer updated 7.15.2020.pdf

Flyer for the Professional Development on K-12 Online STEM Teaching 101

Muse Camps 

 June 15-19, 2020

June 22-26, 2020

We enjoyed partnering with the Muse and Centro Hispano to deliver STEM kits to families in East TN!

Muse summer camp 2.pdf
Muse summer camp 1.pdf

Virtual Hands-On STEM (Grades 5-8, rising)

June 8-12, 2020

Monday-Friday, 6/8/2020-6/12/2020

5 classes

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Fee: $69

Register at or call 865-974-0150


Family Coding Workshop

February 13, 20, 27, March 5, and 12, 2020

Family dioramas shared at the final session. 

Virtual Sessions

Session 4

Session 3

Session 2

Session 1

Family Coding Fun MUSE February 2020-2.pdf

TEAMTC Event: Free Professional Development Session

January 27, 2020


Open House: Learning for the Future

January 28, 2020

1_28_2020STEM Open House.pdf

It was great to see so many teachers at our open house! There were great stations hosted by UT students, community groups, and businesses about STEM professions and majors. Thank you to all of our partners! 

STEM Career Awareness Carnival 

Professional Learning: 3D Printers for grades K-8

January 28, 2020 

Early February, 2020

Save The Date - 2020.pdf

STEM Event at Green Magnet Academy

December 20, 2019

We had a great time talking with students at Green Magnet STEAM Academy about their Rube Goldberg design projects. Each grade level designed a project and wrote a story. What a great school wide STEM activity! 

UTK's EdTech Team at Tennessee Educational Technology Conference

December 5, 2019

UTK's EdTech team presented at the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference in Murfreesboro, TN. Drs. Beard, MacTavish and O'Bannon presented about the course artifact- Digital Storytelling: An Effective and Innovative Approach to Teaching Content. 

Family STEM Workship 

November 22, 2019

I enjoyed our family robotics workshop at The Muse Knoxville. My personal favorite - “I like algorithms” 

STEM Designated Leadership

November 21, 2019

Thank you to Tsingtao Zito, Deborah Knoll adn TN Department of Education! Good to talk with the STEM designated schools leadership and the hub directors. I appreciate the work of this group. 

Karns Elementary School STEM Night

November 21, 2019

We enjoyed being a part of Karns Elementary School's PreK STEM Night! 

Northview Primary School STEM Night

November 14, 2019

Thanks to Northview Primary school for hosting a great STEM night! We enjoyed meeting your families. And special thanks to the Gatlinburg Pittman student volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

Expanding Your Horizon STEM Activity Day for Middle School Girls

November 9, 2019

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is hosting Expanding Your Horizons STEM Activity Day for Middle School Girls from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on November 9, 2019. This Activity Day will consist of hands-on STEM activities led by women faculty and staff from the University of Tennessee from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Microbiology, and Mathematics. 

Registration is just $10, and lunch will be provided. 

For more information go to:


STEM-tastic Saturday!

November 9, 2019

Pond Gap Elementary School Family STEM Night

November 7, 2019

Thanks to all for our 3rd annual Family STEM night at Pond Gap! 

East TN STEM Hub Regional Meeting

November 5, 2019

List of Fall Events

Fall, 2019

East TN STEM Hub Fall_2019 Events.pdf

Midway Middle School Family STEM Night

October 24, 2019

What a great evening at Midway Middle school! Who knew that a plastic cups challenge would be a crowd pleaser? Thanks to all the teachers! Enjoyed meeting your families! 

2019 Engagement Scholarship Consortium 

October,  2019

Our hub team went to the 2019 Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Denver to share our work with teachers and learn about additional outreach ideas. 

Innovative Educator Workshop

October 3, 2019

Engineering Night at Green Magnet Academy 

September 27,  2019

Oliver Springs Family STEM Night 

September 24,  2019

B.O.S.S. for Educators

September 28, 2019

EduBOSS Flyer 2019[3].docx

School Mania

August 5, 2019

We enjoyed being at School Mania to help kick off the school year and get the opportunity to share information about our STEM education events! 

PME 43 Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics

July 9, 2019

We enjoyed attending PME43 in Pretoria where we had the opportunity to share great things happening with the East TN STEM Hub! 

NSTA Picture-Perfect Workshop

June 18-19, 2019

Thank you to all the teachers and facilitators who attended the NSTA picture perfect workshop! We were glad to host this learning session that emphasized connections between science and literacy. 

Modeling with Math Workshop

June 15, 2019 

Free Math Modeling  Workshop  for Algebra I and II 

Organized by Dr. Suzanne Lenhart and Greg Wiggins 

Here is a link to the flyer for this workshop: ttps:// 

Register here (no charge): 

Modeling with Math 2019

East TN STEM Hub Summer Events

June 6 and June 13, 2019  2-4 pm

June 8, 2019  10 am-3 pm

June 15, 2019  9-3 pm

Summer 2019.pdf

East TN STEM Hub Summer Events

June 10-14, 2019  9 am - 12 pm

2019 Hands-On STEM.pdf

Highlights from 2018-2019 Events


Spring 2019 Regional Meeting

April 16, 2019 5:30-7 pm

Join us for a STEM Social next week on Tuesday. 

Register here: 

STEM Social

May 11, 2021