Sunday, April 25, 2010

Math, Science & Tech Workshops Offered

The Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University is kicking off its inaugural summer of cutting-edge workshops available to teachers and students throughout the region.
After the Oakley STEM Center’s grand opening on Friday, May 7, the center will be open for business in June with a full month of professional development opportunities for teachers and a range of Exploration workshops for middle and high school students. Teachers in all subject areas are invited to select from a variety of professional development opportunities, including the NASA Rocketry workshop, Hands-on Geometry, the Science and Engineering Fair for Teachers, and Laboratory Safety. For students who will be in the fifth through 12th grades in the fall, the STEM Center also has a roster of workshop options, including Deep Space Terraformers (robotics), Autopsy a Shark!, The Chemistry of Flavors and Fragrances, and The Longest Day of the Year. The 26,000-square-foot STEM Center includes four learning studios focused on biology and chemistry; Earth/space sciences, physics and engineering; mathematics; and early childhood experiences equipped with the latest technologies. The Center also has a large laboratory prep room, a virtual theatre, a 240-seat auditorium, an outdoor learning studio, multipurpose lobby area with food service, offices and project areas. In the fall, the STEM Center will be introducing its EXPEDITION programs for regional school groups and other innovative programming for teachers, students and the community. The STEM Center is now taking registering students for these fun and unique workshop experiences. Visit the website at tntech.edu/stem for more information. Registration closes May 1 for the sessions in June.
For more information about the Millard Oakley STEM Center and its programs visit www.tntech.edu/stem or call 931.372.6573.