UT Martin awarded $250K grant to establish STEM hub
MARTIN, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee at Martin has been awarded a $250,000 grant to establish the Northwest Tennessee Regional STEM Hub. The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network made the announcement Tuesday, according to a release. The goal is to advance the state’s recent growth in the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, according to the release. The hub will bring together K-12 educators and higher education institutions, business partners and community stakeholders who are all committed to amplifying and accelerating the impact of STEM programs in the Northwest Tennessee region, the release states. “Having this STEM Hub based on the core academic strengths of UT Martin promises to be a true boost for Northwest Tennessee’s development of high-tech industry and modern manufacturing opportunities with great job opportunities,” Dr. Robert Smith, UT Martin Interim Chancellor, states in the release.