Our Mission

The ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub will interconnect K-12 Schools, higher education institutions, businesses, foundations/non-profits, and community organizations to design, develop, and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and transferable STEM learning experiences. These STEM collaborations seek to engage students, develop a skilled work force, and increase STEM literacy throughout the region

Upcoming and Existing Projects and Programs


Projects and Programs


Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee

Innovation Academy  is a platform school of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network. This new school of excellence is a joint venture between Kingsport City Schools and Sullivan County Department of Education with support from the ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub.


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Particle Fever: In Search of the Higgs Boson

4/7/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can learn a bit of modern physics along with their students while simultaneously helping students understand that scientists are more than guys with crazy hair and lab coats.

Here Be Boxtrolls: Cubes, Allergies, and Medicinal Leeches

2/26/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Science teachers with an interest in steampunk or 19th-century history could use this film to connect with their younger students, and to motivate the imaginative reuse of materials. The film includes some fairly realistic depictions of food allergy and an opportunity to talk about multiplication and cubic numbers as well.


1/20/2015 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can use this film to make some nice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) connections.

12/30/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers interested in the history of science might like to note how similar the fictional scientist in The Time Machine is to contemporaneous real scientists; Earth science teachers might also use the errors in the movie as a way to convey how hard it is to understand big numbers and very long time periods.

11/7/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Science teachers can use the film to introduce relativity, to talk about plant respiration, or to team up with an English teacher for a cross-disciplinary lesson.

10/21/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Community sustainability and the impact of solar weather on Earth are two themes science teachers can exploit in The Maze Runner.

9/15/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Biology and environmental science teachers can use Madagascar as an example of genetic isolation, environmental niches, and mitigating human impacts on the environment. Geology or Earth science teachers could also use the island as an example of plate tectonic activity. 

Apes Together Strong: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
8/13/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff
Science teachers could use the two films in the most recent reboot of the Planet of the Apes film series to discuss brain science, research ethics, and electrical power generation—or even to inspire an engineering design task.

12 Years a Slave
7/25/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Science teachers interested in partnering with a history or social studies teacher can use 12 Years a Slave to examine agriculture and epiphytes, and even how musicians produce notes on a violin.

The Avengers Return
6/3/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff, NSTA Reports
Captain America: The Winter Soldier provides physics and physical science teachers with some fun scenarios to inspire calculations of energy conservation and the properties of gases.

Crystalizing the Science in Frozen
5/5/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can use scenes from Frozen to discuss the real properties of ice and some neat geometry in snowflakes.

NSTA Legislative Update: April 28, 2014
4/28/2014 - Jodi Peterson
US Dept. of Education Pulls WA State NCLB Waiver; NSF Governing Board Voices Concern on Federal Legislation; Congressman Honda Introduces Climate Change Legislation; U.S. Department of Education Announces 2014 Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Brochures on NSF Directorates Now Available.

The Monuments Men: Stealing Back Art Stolen in WWII
4/2/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
While The Monuments Men takes some liberties with history, it does provide science teachers a chance to discuss the development of audio and radio technologies, and to create connections with history and art teachers across campus.       

Science and the Winter Olympics
3/24/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Teachers can take advantage of all the science in winter sports on display in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2/14/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
High school science teachers can find connections to spider web construction, buoyancy, and calorimetry in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

1/15/2014 - Jacob Clark Blickenstaff—NSTA Reports
Biology, chemistry, and even physics teachers can take advantage of Wesen characteristics in Grimm to discuss adaptations, physiology, and kinematics.


UETCTM Newsletter

The purpose of the Upper East Tennessee Council of Teachers of Mathematics (UETCTM) Newsletter is to keep its membership informed regarding the issues, trends, programs, and practices in mathematics education. Each issue contains articles from teachers and practitioners that inform teaching and learning of K-12 mathematics. 

 http://www.etsu.edu/cas/math/activities/uetctm.aspx  Newsletter .pdf

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