STEM ACADEMY


About STEM

Shelby County Schools has formed a partnership with the University of Memphis and community stakeholders to provide students with exciting learning experiences. Experiential learning includes real-world scenarios where students solve problems in teams and work with STEM professionals. This academic focus is a signature experience, which aims to ignite the interest of high school students in STEM courses and careers. High-tech, cutting edge equipment and applications, including concepts that are not often introduced until secondary or post secondary coursework, are among the aspects of the program.

2013 was the inaugural year for the STEM Platform School of West Tennessee. The program has expanded in scope as well as participation from its inception. Over 400 students have bee selected to participate. 125 students represent diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups selected based on academic performance, writing samples, and interest in STEM areas. Lead teachers develop and deliver inquiry-based lessons, and present at regional and national conferences. This year’s Fellows represent a rich diversity of strengths and expertise.

Shelby County Schools has formed a partnership with the University of Memphis and community stakeholders to provide students with exciting learning experiences. Experiential learning includes real-world scenarios where students solve problems in teams and work with STEM professionals. This academic focus is a signature experience, which aims to ignite the interest of high school students in STEM courses and careers. High-tech, cutting edge equipment and applications, including concepts that are not often introduced until secondary or post secondary coursework, are among the aspects of the program.

2013 was the inaugural year for the STEM Platform School of West Tennessee. The program has expanded in scope as well as participation from its inception. Over 400 students have bee selected to participate. 125 students represent diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups selected based on academic performance, writing samples, and interest in STEM areas. Lead teachers develop and deliver inquiry-based lessons, and present at regional and national conferences. This year’s Fellows represent a rich diversity of strengths and expertise.

Engineering Day 2015

E-Day is an annual open house event hosted by the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis. Composed of numerous activities, including competitions  as well as engineering lab tours and multiple walk-up activities throughout the college, the event has historically attracted thousands of Memphis area middle and high school students! This year, E-Day was also a part of STEMconnector®’s STEM Career Accelerator Day. This year Southwind STEM Academy Students competed in several E-Day events including the Egg Drop, Kinetix, and Biometric Material Design. For more about E-Day, visit the UofM Herff College of Engineering

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Join the SHS STEM ACADEMY Today! STEM offers students the unique opportunity to learn and apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in new ways to everyday problems. Be apart of the movement. Apply Today