STEM Network, TVA provide grants to two local schools

UC schools awarded $10,000 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics efforts

tennessee-stem-networkCLAY COUNTY – Two Upper Cumberland schools received grants to further advance the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), said officials with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN), Battelle Education and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Livingston Academy and Celina K-8 were among 18 statewide recipients of the competitive funds, which are awarded annually. This year’s grant competition had more than 375 submissions, with moe than $1.4 million in requests for the $60,000 in funding provided by TVA

Both schools received $5,000. The funds will support projects “Teaming Up For STEM” and the “Livingston Academy STEM Initiative,” respectively.

“TVA recognizes the impact of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, and we are inspired by the progress being made to help prepare the next generation of leaders in STEM-related fields,” Gail Rymer, TVA director of public and community relations, said in a release.

Focusing on a “kindergarten to jobs” philosophy, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network is developing high-quality STEM programming to further ensure Tennessee students are college and career ready upon graduation.

The network utilizes STEM Platform Schools and Regional STEM Innovation Hubs located across the state to increase student interest and participation in STEM fields and is committed to helping the state of Tennessee inspire and train the next generation of innovative leaders. It is operated as a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education. For more information, visit


School Project Name Grant
Celina K-8 Teaming Up For STEM $5,000
Livingston Academy Livingston Academy STEM Initiative $5,000



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